STAFF POSITIONS

 

Theater critic and features writer, New York Post (February 2009 – June 2016)

Reviewing all Broadway plus major off and off-off Broadway shows. Contributing interviews and features on movies, TV, music and travel for both the print and online editions.

 

Arts & Entertainment Editor, Time Out New York (2003 – 2009)

Oversaw TONY’s entire cultural coverage and supervised its staff; top-edited and managed the art, books, clubs, comedy, dance, film, gay & lesbian, music (pop and classical) and theater sections; generated general features; wrote interviews, reviews and previews for the entire magazine.

 

Music Editor, Time Out New York (2000 – 2003)

Assigned and edited interviews, reviews and previews; oversaw and edited concert listings; fact-checked and proofread copy; supervised four staff music writers and 25 freelancers; managed the section’s budget.

 

Associate Editor, Licensed Publishing, DC Comics (1995 – 2000)

Hired and supervised artists, writers, graphic designers and vendors; edited books for HarperCollins, Pocket Books, Warner/Aspect, Chronicle, Scholastic, and Little, Brown.

 

FREELANCE WRITING

 

Interviews, criticism, essays, reported features

- U.S.: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, Budget Travel, The Village Voice, Playbill, Rolling Stone, OUT, Seattle Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian

- worldwide: The Independent (U.K.), The Wire (U.K.), Obscena (Portugal), Les Inrockuptibles (France), Brutus (Japan), Globe (France)

- online: CNN Travel, Bandcamp, Slate, Salon, Amazon, Thirteen’s SundayArts blog

- custom: The National (Amtrak), Arrive (Amtrak), Rhapsody (United Airlines), Hemispheres (United Airlines), JWM (Marriott), American Express custom publishing

 

Books

- 21 Things to Do When You Turn 21 (project editor; Sellers Publishing)

- ABBA Treasures (Omnibus; translated in French, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian)

- "Bulgarian Idol" in Best Music Writing 2007, Robert Christgau, ed. (Da Capo; reprint from The Believer magazine)

- Abba Gold (part of Continuum’s 33 1/3 imprint; translated in Japanese)

- "Impossible Princess" and "Try Out" in Lost in the Grooves: Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed, Kim Cooper and David Smay, eds. (Routledge)

- "Merry Melodies: Cartoon Music’s Contemporary Resurgence" in The Cartoon Music Book, Daniel Goldmark and Yuval Taylor, eds. (A Cappella Books)

- 130 entries in The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Holly George-Warren and Patricia Romanowski, eds. (Simon & Schuster)

- “Wir wollen unseren Techno-Papp” in Lips. Tits. Hips. Power? Popkultur und Feminismus, Anette Baldauf and Katharina Weingarten, eds. (Folio, Vienna, Austria)

- Six entries in European Immigrant Women in the United States from the American Revolution to the Present, Judy Barrett Litoff and Judith McDonnell, eds. (Garland)

 

Liner notes

ABBA Gold (Universal); various artists: Pop Romantique (March); Serge Gainsbourg: Couleur Café (Mercury); Linda Smith: Preference (Harriet)

MEDIA

- co-creator and co-host of the podcast Three on the Aisle, produced and hosted by American Theatre magazine

- regular guest and occasional co-host on the Emmy-nominated TV show Theater Talk

 

NINJA SKILLS

 

- Bilingual French-English

- Vice-President, New York Drama Critics’ Circle (2009 – present)

- "Hardcore and Grunge" chapter in Little Steven’s Rock & Roll High School, a music-history curriculum for high schools and middle schools curated by Steve van Zandt

- Member of the Advisory Review Panel for Cycle II of the New York State Music Fund, which granted $19 million for performances, presentations, commissions and educational programs throughout New York State

- Media appearances: regular appearances on WNYC; NPR’s All Things Considered; WCBS; BBC; France Inter, France Musique (French public radio); RTL (France); co-producer, 2008 election night on francophone channel TV5 Monde

- Select panels: Polar Music Prize talk with John Seabrook, Q&A with Robert Morse (BAM), “Reading Between the Lines: Ethnomusicology and Music Journalism” (Society for Ethnomusicology’s annual meeting), Q&A with Paul Morrissey and Holly Woodlawn.

EDUCATION

- M.A. in history, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

- B.A. in history and political science, Sciences Po, Paris, France