Hi. Thanks for stopping by.
In addition to being a bon vivant, an arts fan and a fun guy to hang out with, I’ve worked as a writer, a reporter, an editor and a researcher. You may have run across articles, reviews and essays of mine in Newsweek, Film Comment, Wired, The New York Times, Salon, Opera News and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed (one of my nicer publishing experiences, btw). You may also have bumped into 2Blowhards, a cultureblog where I wrote under the name “Michael Blowhard.” I sometimes get up to a little creative mischief too; see also here and here.
This site is a collection of some of the nonfiction and arts-appreciation writin’ that I’ve done over the years. I hope you’ll use the sidebar and sample a few of my pieces.
After years of digging the high-stress, high-pressure NYC arts-and-media scenes, Polly and I are now enjoying a laidback, lowkey life in a sweet California beach town.