Seth Fein graduated in 2001 with a B.A. in Rhetoric. He is the founder and publisher of Smile Politely, an online magazine devoted to exposing culture in Champaign-Urbana since 2007. He also started and still produces the Pygmalion Music Festival, which is in its 10th year. In 2013, he partnered with the College of English to help develop a sister Literature Festival that will continue into 2014. In addition, he owns the Nicodemus Agency, a true boutique touring company where he represents artists like Damien Jurado, Richard Buckner, Stars of the Lid, Maserati, and more. He is married to Justine, a photographer, who hails from Chicago.