This page contains samples of what I've written for publication previously, for Let's Go, the Harvard Crimson, and various magazines and websites. E-mail me if you want to give me some work.
I worked for the Let's Go series of travel guides as an Editor for Let's Go Britain and Ireland 2000 and Let's Go London Mapguide 2000. Put in incredible amount of hours on big decisions such as coverage as well as on the minutiae of style and copy, but in retrospect it was one of the most fun jobs ever.
I was also a Researcher-Writer on Let's Go Britain and Ireland 1999, Let's Go Europe 1999, Let's Go London 2001, Let's Go Britain and Ireland 2001, Let's Go Europe 2001, Let's Go New York 2002, and Let's Go USA 2002. Yes, paid to travel. Amazing job.
THE HARVARD CRIMSON
I was the Music Editor on the weekly Arts section of the Harvard Crimson for one and a half years and a staff writer for a while before that. I've posted the reviews I wrote for the Crimson below.
(Note: I've transferred the reviews that got lost in the Crimson's archives - due to some tech reshuffle, I gather - onto my reviews blog, Delta Sierra Arts.)
- The Beta Band, The Three EPs
- Cassius, 1999
- The Chemical Brothers, Surrender
- Deejay Punk-Roc, ChickenEye
- Dubtribe Sound System, Bryant Street
- Faze Action, Moving Cities
- Bryan Ferry, As Time Goes By
- Manic Street Preachers, This Is My Truth Now Tell Me Yours
- Meat Beat Manifesto, Actual Sounds and Voices
- Pet Shop Boys, Nightlife
- Robert Schimmel, Unprotected
- Travis, The Man Who
- Various Artists, In Their Eyes: '90s Teen Bands Take on '80s Teen Movies
- Various Artists , More Music From Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
- Zap Mama, A Ma Zone
- Battle Royal at the Royal National Theatre Lyttelton, London
- Renzo Piano at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, 5 November 1998
THE IN THE MIX ARCHIVE
For just over a year, I wrote a regular music column for the Harvard Crimson called "In the Mix". Here's an archive:
- 4 May 2001: The Farewell Edition.
- 20 April 2001: Sugar, Breaking up is hard to do, Kirsty MacColl, Joey Ramone and Keats
- 13 April 2001: Taxes, Friday the 13th, Lyrics you can't get out of your head
- 6 April 2001: The Too Much TV Edition
- 16 March 2001: The quick news; spell check; the best musical moments in film.
- 9 March 2001: Napster: crazy or crazy like a fox?
- 2 March 2001: Thoughts on the Grammies; the epistolary song
- 23 Feb 2001: Puffy (maybe) got a gun; Vespertine; HMV; Grammy talk; love and marriage
- 16 Feb 2001: Hooray for Hollywood! Movies and music
- 9 Feb 2001: Music in the air at Harvard; Shea Seger; Aerosmith coasts; J-Lo
- 12 January 2001: Sigur Ros; the Grammy nominations; I want the Jackson Five back
- 15 Dec 2000: Song for Madonna; albums of 2000; Downey Jr.; Ensimismada and FinkFankFunk
- 8 Dec 2000: Girl I didn't know you could get down like that; Lennon and Morrison remembered; bizarre music releases; commercial cred; Downtown!
- 1 Dec 2000: Pop 100?; ODB sightings; Beatles' Not-Ones; Minor Music Trends
- 17 Nov 2000: Bush and Gore; Slim Shadeless; Shebangs and shenanigans; Bounce c'mon Bounce
- 3 Nov 2000: Who let the Baha Men out?; Spice up my life; Hornby on Kid A; eclectic avenue
- 27 Oct 2000: The ODB is on the loose; Blur and cellphones; Limp Bizkit
- 20 Oct 2000: Mel C has a problem; whither Jordy?; Dido and Stan; Napster fraud
- 13 Oct 2000: Barry White at Oxford; the 80s are back; cover versions; Moby
- 6 Oct 2000: Radiohead and the singles bar; historical titbit on the recording industry
- 29 Sept 2000: Who I am; Who Jill Scott is; Radiohead and the Bangles
- 19 May 2000: Slow news week; late-night compilations
- 12 May 2000: Dog/Star; bad music; Bloodhounds
- 5 May 2000: Summer songs please; Here comes the Hammer
- 14 April 2000: Dee Snider; Compilations; NEMO
- 10 March 2000: Harvard musicians; I hate rap-rock; Boston music news
- 3 March 2000: In the Beginning
I wrote columns from the "man's point of view" for the women's magazines Her World (September 2005 issue) and Dare (August 2005 issue).
On design, I've written for the design magazines Space (2002/#2 issue and 2005/#6 issue) and Home Concepts.
I also write for Blogcritics, and some of those reviews get put on websites in the Advance.net family. Here's some of my work in that vein:
Also, in late 2000 and early 2001, I also wrote a fortnightly music column for the now-defunct BluntNews.com (proving the Law of Internet Entropy, someone bought over the domain name and made it a porn site, which is why I didn't put a hyperlink there).
So that's the writing thus far... will continue to expand the portfolio.
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