ROCK BIOGRAPHER, MUSIC COLUMNIST, fILM/BOOK/ALBUM/LIVE REVIEWER, ARTIST INTERVIEWER, FICTION WRITER.
I was born and raised in Manhattan, amidst two parents who were (and still are) rock ‘n’ rollers, so I believe very strongly in the power and importance of rock ‘n’ roll. I believe in the power and importance of high-quality music and art criticism, especially that of Lester Bangs (whose writing reads and sounds like rock ‘n’ roll) and Greil Marcus (whose writing always manages to connect rock to everything else in the history of humankind, as he does in Mystery Train).
I have written numerous reviews for The Vinyl District, Film International, Live for Live Music, The Observer, No Depression, Journal of Popular Music and Society, CMUSE, Film Matters, and Senses of Cinema. I was also the music columnist at Red Paint Hill Journal from 2015 until 2017. I earned my BA (Cinema Studies '11) and MA (Humanities and Social Thought '15) from New York University. My Master's Thesis, "Let the Broken Hearts Stand," explored and examined the disappointed American characters in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town.
My original teen fiction series (six-volume episodic) was released in 2017 through Epic Press.
Crushing: The Six-Part Series. Available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com
published via Epic Press (2017).
“Caught in the Spotlight: The Band’s Performance Anxiety in Stage Fright" - Chapter in Rags and Bones: a Multidisciplinary Exploration of The Band
TO BE PUBLISHED VIA UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI PRESS. eDITORS: jeff sellars and kevin c. neece.