It’s been a very, very busy few months and I mean that in the best way possible. Until I have time for due formal updates, I wanted to fill you in on everything I’ve been up to lately.
10 to 1 – Cleveland Landmarks in the Arts:
For Cellar Door Cleveland (cellardoorCLE.com), I did a short year-end series examining both landmarks in the local art and literary world along with profiles of what it means to be a first-year arts upstart in the city. This included:
Miser Magazine – A Look Inside Cleveland’s Only Art & Literary Quarterly
On the Cellar Door front, I'm also so proud of my co-conspirators for their hard work on Cellar Door Rendezvous coming up on March 14th and 15th. More info at cellardoorrendezvous.com.
I was thrilled to have a few of my past stories featured on BELT Magazine, an independent online publication by the creators of Rust Belt Chic. You can find my pieces on RA Washington [here] and Genghis Con [here], along with my feature on hip-hop group Muamin Collective [here].
The above article on Miser Magazine was featured on the Brite Winter blog [here].
I had the opportunity to interview A Great Big World, collaborators with Christina Aguilera on “Say Something”, for the February issue of Cleveland Magazine. You can read the full feature [here]. I previously contributed to Cleveland Magazine with this interview with Herzog, which you can read [here].
I returned to blog for Brite Winter for my second year. This time around selected interviews were published in a Premium Guide Book, masterfully printed and glossy bound by Brite Director of Programming Tom Fox. The guide book, which doubled as a Kickstarter reward, featured interviews with Herzog, Rollergirl, Emma Shepard, Shivering Timbers, Seasick Mama, Randy Crider, Little Big League, Silent Lions, and Freeze-Tag. You can read the complete series [here].
I’m very excited to be asked to contribute to Diffuser.FM. I’ll update here occasionally, though for now I did offer some biographical content on the likes of The Flaming Lips and Bonnaroo and had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers ahead of their appearance at New York’s Mountain Jam. You can read that [here].
Other fun updates:
In February, I was asked to be a panelist at City Year’s annual networking event and had the opportunity to talk to college students about careers in media and publishing.
In early March, I was selected to be a BELT Magazine (beltmag.com) Member of the Week! This is to fuel their membership drive; I’m a proud supporter of BELT’s commitment to independent journalism. Only $20!
Awesome photos on behalf of BELT Magazine by equally awesome photographer Judie Vegh.