August 31, 2012 § Leave a Comment
August 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This was a lovely commission: the chance to follow in the footsteps on one of my favourite poets, Don Paterson, on his visit to The Frick gallery in New York. Paterson wrote a beautiful piece about the gallery for the July/Aug issue of Intelligent Life. I took a tattered, torn out copy of his article with me when I went, to see if I found it to be the same.
August 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
I won’t normally update this site with my work for the Columbia Journalism Review, just because there will be a lot of it, and that would get boring. But there are pieces I’ve written for CJR in the last month that I’m particularly proud of, including a Q and A with the North Korea bureau chief from the AP. Jean Lee is slowly establishing a working bureau in Pyongyang, where most western journalists have severe limits on their freedom and have to operate under constant surveillance. I can think of few interviews I’ve found more inspiring.
Today brought the sad news that one of my professors from Columbia Journalism School, Judith Crist, has died at the age of 90. I was in her last class when she gave up teaching in spring. CJR graciously let me write a very personal obituary, which I thought was worth a special mention here.
August 2, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I wrote a mammoth review of Milk Music, the Washington State “high art” rockers, for NME magazine this week, and it got featured on the cover! Which is lovely.
July 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Anyone else spend a large part of a Saturday in July queuing to see this?
July 19, 2012 § 2 Comments
Here’s a screen grab of Capital New York, who are featuring the whole film Emily Judem and I put together this year, about the demise of one of New York’s iconic record stores. After half a year of shooting, lots of long days and some tears, it’s a huge relief to finally see our work out there.