ARTS & CULTURE CONTRIBUTOR 2016-Present

 

Interviews, criticism, essays and reported features:

- The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The Village Voice, Slate, CNN Travel, Bandcamp.

- Custom: Beyond (St. Regis), Departures (American Express), The National (Amtrak), Arrive (Amtrak), Rhapsody (United Airlines), Hemispheres (United Airlines), JWM (Marriott) and Douglas Elliman.

 

STAFF POSITIONS 2000-2016

 

Theater critic and features writer, New York Post (2009-2016)

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.

ADDITIONAL BYLINES 2000-2016

- U.S.: The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, Budget Travel, Playbill, Rolling Stone, OUT, Seattle Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Salon, Amazon, Thirteen’s SundayArts blog.

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

BROADCAST 2016-Present

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

- Regular guest and rotating co-host on the Emmy-winning TV show Theater Talk.

GUEST CURATOR 2018-2019

- Created blueprint and artifact list for an exhibit about contemporary Broadway musicals for the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle.

BOOKS

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

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

- "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; audiobook; Japanese translation)

- "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)

PANELS, MEDIA APPEARANCES AND ORGANIZATIONS

- Vice-President, New York Drama Critics’ Circle (2009 – 2016)

 

- Select panels: interview with Lynn Nottage for the League of Professional Theatre Women's Oral History Project; Polar Music Prize talk with John Seabrook and Jan Gradvall; 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.

 

- 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.

 

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

LINER NOTES

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

EDUCATION

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

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