Journalism by Topic

Music

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Royal Mess: Peering into the Prince VaultBoston PhoenixFeature-length record review of The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
Back to the Funkture: Red Hot Chili Peppers Village VoiceFeature-length record review of Californication
Jammed for All Time Village VoiceFeature about the origins and nuances of the often misunderstood jam band scene
Radiohead Electrify Red Rocks Rolling StoneConcert review
Tool Take Radio City: Rockers salute the Ramones during epic set Rolling StoneConcert recap
James Brown Takes the Next Step Rolling StoneInterview/concert recap
Trey AnastasioMaximRecord review of Trey Anastasio
Will the Real Citizen Cope Please Stand Up? RelixFeature/profile/interview with musician Citizen Cope
System of a Down: Schizo Metal: Serj Tankian and company talk about everything, do more Village VoiceRecord review of Mezmerize
Short Music for Short People Village VoiceRecord review of compilation full of songs 30-seconds or less
Layne Staley Found DeadRolling StoneObituary of Alice in Chains singer
Beasties Rock for Peace: Strokes, B-52's, Cibo Matto let music do the talking at "New Yorkers Against Violence" Rolling StoneRecap of multiple-act concert event produced by Beastie Boys.
Snoop Taunts Cops, Missy Elliott Strips, Tool Host Circus Act At Voodoo Fest MTVRecap of New Orleans music festival
File Under... Festivals: Bonnaroo 2002 Entertainment WeeklyBrief recap of inaugural Bonnaroo music festival.
Siouxsie Takes NYC Back in Time Rolling StoneConcert recap of Siouxsie & the Banshees
Black Crowes Heat Up: Reunited rockers back in stride at secret gigsRolling StoneNews/recap of secret Black Crowes concert
Clinton Funks Up the Apollo: Parliament/Funkadelic find a familiar groove in New YorkRolling StoneConcert recap
Sinead O'Connor, Burning Spear Jam in NY: Fifth-annual Jammys features diverse beats and pairingsRolling StoneConcert recap
Stripes Leave Denver Cold: White's stripped-down approach wearing thinRolling StoneConcert recap
Kid Rock, Newsted Ride Gov't MuleRolling StoneConcert recap
Stephen Malkmus Hits NY Roller Rink With Some Indie Action: Former Pavement frontman delivered rock show at Roxy Friday night MTVConcert recap
Bowie to Release "Heathen": Rocker finds new home at Columbia RecordsRolling StoneNews brief
moe. Hitting Airwaves And The Road: Upstate New York jam band, planning outing behind new album, plays gig broadcast on radio MTVTour news
Political Pearl Jam raises Pepsi Center roof Colorado Springs GazetteConcert recap
Alicia Keys, George Clinton Jam With Prince In Times Square: Doug E. Fresh, ?uestlove, Musiq Soulchild also join in at nightclub party MTVConcert recap
Phish Bid New York Fond Adieu At Farewell Shows: Guest appearance from Jay-Z not the only surprise at Coney Island gigs MTVConcert recap
Prince ‘Goes There,’ Avoids The Obvious At New York Gig: Set at Avery Fisher Hall made up of new material, rarities, less-obvious oldies MTVConcert recap
Skate And Surf Fest: Down-Home Warped Rocks Asbury Park: Descendents headline bill that also includes Face to Face, Bouncing Souls, Alkaline Trio MTVConcert recap
Infectious DiseaseVillage VoiceRecord review of Prozzäk's Hot Show
The Artists Formerly Known as Each Other (Almost)Village VoiceFeature-length dual record review of The Artist's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Ani DiFranco's To the Teeth
The Gothfathers Part IIVillage VoiceRoundup record review of solo efforts by former members of The Bauhaus
Me and the Devil BluesVillage VoiceFeature-length record review of Everlast's Eat at Whitey's
But Whatever Happened to Betsy Wetsy and Chatty Cathy?Village VoiceRecord review of Dressy Bessy by Dressy Bessy
Sky Motel by Kristin HershBoston PhoenixRecord review
Philadelphonic by G Love and Special SauceBoston PhoenixRecord review
The Flower and the Knife by Kevn KinneyBoston PhoenixRecord review
Kiss It Goodbye by Chris MillsBoston PhoenixRecord review
Dial M.A.C.E.O. by Maceo ParkerBoston PhoenixRecord review
Thornhill by Moxy FrüvousTime Out NYRecord review
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 by Béla FleckTime Out NYRecord review
Hopeless Romantic by Bouncing SoulsTime Out NYRecord review
Life Before Insanity by Gov't MuleTime Out NYRecord review
G.C.S. 2000 by Graham Central StationTime Out NYRecord review
In Reverse by Matthew SweetTime Out NYRecord review
Tin Cans and Car Tires by moe.Time Out NYRecord review
Straight Ahead by PennywiseTime Out NYRecord review
The Story of the Ghost by PhishTime Out NYRecord review
Words for Living by PJ OlssonTime Out NYRecord review
Rusted Root by Rusted RootTime Out NYRecord review
Modified by Save FerrisTime Out NYRecord review
The Strange Remain by The Other OnesTime Out NYRecord review
To Venus and Back by Tori AmosTime Out NYRecord review
Vida Blue by Vida BlueTime Out NYRecord review
Til the Medicine Takes by Widespread PanicTime Out NYRecord review
Mickey Hart at Irving PlazaTime Out NYConcert preview
Jambands.com Tour at Wetlands Preserve Time Out NYConcert preview
moe. at Central Park SummerstageTime Out NYConcert preview
Peter Murphy at Irving PlazaTime Out NYConcert preview
Songs from the Analog Playground by Charlie HunterCMJRecord review
Croakin' at Toads by FrogwingsCMJRecord review
Yanqui U.X.O. by Godspeed You Black Emperor!CMJRecord review
Circle by IndigenousCMJRecord review
L by moe.CMJRecord review
The Grand Pecking Order by OysterheadCMJRecord review
Heroes and Villains by PaloaltoCMJRecord review
Space Island by Rob WassermanCMJRecord review
Does by The SlipCMJRecord review
Symbolic by Voodoo Glow SkullsCMJRecord review
Sex, Drugs and Rap 'N' Roll by Phunk JunkeesCMJRecord review
Words by HomunculusCMJRecord review
Joyful Noise by Derek Trucks BandRequestRecord review
The Murky Depths: Phish fansCMJFeature about Phish audience in fan-themed special issue

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She and We: Behind "On Such a Full Sea" with Author Chang-rae Lee Amazon BooksFeature-length author interview/book review
Character Comebacks: King, Fielding, Grisham, and Doyle Catch Up With Old Favorites Amazon BooksMulti-part feature of four authors who wrote new books bringing back long-lost, beloved characters
Account of life in Iraq is vivid portrait of brutal lawlessness and devastation Colorado Springs GazetteBook review of Because Each Life is Precious
Valar Dohaeris: An Interview With George R.R. Martin Amazon BooksInterview with author about upcoming season of TV adaptation of Game of Thrones
Geeking Out: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror in 2014 Amazon BooksPreview of six exciting, upcoming books in 2014
Commentary: A life touched by the late Kurt Vonnegut Times Herald-RecordPersonal essay about the death of a favorite author
"The Hobbit": An Unexpected Controversy Amazon BooksAnalysis of the adaptation of The Hobbit for film
Poet Laureate and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 Amazon BooksObituary for Maya Angelou
Five Questions with Elaine Lui and the Squawking Chicken Amazon BooksDual interview with author and her mother
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind "Dirty Daddy" Amazon BooksInterview with TV-star turned author
Best of the Year in Science Fiction & Fantasy ... plus Horror" Amazon BooksQuick reviews of the best book in each category for 2013
Afterparty by Daryl GregoryAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Alex by Pierre LemaitreAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin ExtenceAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Babayaga by Toby BarlowAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner DozoisAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Enchanted by Rene DenfeldAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Fiend by Peter StensonAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene WeckerAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Holy and the Broken by Alan LightAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
I am Pilgrim by Terry HayesAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Red Moon by Benjamen PercyAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine LuiAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Three by Sarah LotzAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob SheffieldAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Whispering Muse by SjonAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review

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First Look: Gotham's New Queen of the UndergroundTV InsiderExclusive image from the TV Show with commentary.
The Best of the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary SpecialTV InsiderFive moments in the 40th Anniversary show that shined brighter than the rest.
Grey's Anatomy Postmortem: Where's Derek? Now We KnowTV InsiderRecapping the episode that saw the death of Derek Shepherd.
12 Monkeys Postmortem: Kirk Acevedo and Travis Fickett on Ramse's Path, Plus Exclusive First Look at Next WeekTV InsiderInterview with the star and executive producer plus exclusive video preview footage.
Norm MacDonald's Epic Twitter Short Story about SNL40, Eddie Murphy, and moreTV InsiderBlow-by-blow from the comedian's Twitter feed after Eddie Murphy's controversial appearance.
The beginning of the end for The SopranosTimes Herald-RecordAnalysis of series, preview of final season
What's on TV This Fall?Times Herald-RecordPreviews for new series premieres and calendar
Clever, cadaverous 'Dead' shines: Teen goes from dim to grim Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length series preview/review of new TV series Dead Like Me
Anatomy of Evil: Movie fills in last piece of puzzle, producer says Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length preview/review of TV movie Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Snoop's televizzle show has no sizzle, fizzles: Show borders on funny but never crosses lineColorado Springs GazettePreview/review of new TV series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Critical? Hardly. 'ER' still strong: Wyle makes it to episode 200Colorado Springs GazetteJunket coverage for 200th episode of E.R.
Fall TV clicks... and sometimes it doesn't: New season brings several truly entertaining series - just nothing all that original Colorado Springs GazetteReviews/report card for new series premieres

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"The Hobbit": An Unexpected Controversy Amazon BooksAnalysis of the adaptation of The Hobbit for film
'Holes' collaboration left no one feeling empty Colorado Springs GazetteInterview with cast and crew
D.A. Pennebaker Looks Back at "Don't Look Back": Dylan documentarian discusses new DVD Rolling StoneInterview with filmmaker/review of anniversary edition
Diners make great backdrops for classic silver screen momentsColorado Springs GazetteMini-feature roundup of films featuring diner settings

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Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-RecordFeature-length event /profile
Still a Standup Guy: 'Tonight Show' chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die LaughSpinNews brief about old-school SNL cast reunion video
Commentary on Kramer: Michael Richards' rant, racism and to heck with hecklers Times Herald-RecordOpinion piece on heckling, inspired by Richards' racist meltdown
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind "Dirty Daddy" Amazon BooksInterview with TV-star turned author
Tim Conway's Legacy of Laughter: Comic still makes us laugh - though he says he's too old to hear it. Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Shot to Hilarity: Behind the Scenes of "Comic Genius" Amazon BooksInterview/photo book

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Radio manager tossed into storm after suspending DJs Colorado Springs GazetteNews story about local radio station suspending DJs for playing Dixie Chicks. The story sparked national attention.
Making Tracks: Longtime radio station KEPC mover, shaker signs off Colorado Springs GazetteFeature story about local radio legend Kurt Grow's retirement and history.
Rants from radio pirate make waves with FCC Colorado Springs GazetteNews story about a local pirate broadcaster

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Nude Awakening: A Trio of Spencer Tunick's Subjects Bare All Village VoiceFeature about photographer Spencer Tunick and his nude group events in urban settings
More from Mikio Kennedy Times Herald-RecordWe had Grateful Dead/local artist Mikio Kennedy create the cover art for our story about the Grateful Dead and the Hudson Valley. This profile was part of that spread.

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Side-Dish: The Cheese Plate Times Herald-RecordSide Dish was a short personal essay column highlighting local food beyond restaurant reviews. This spotlight was of a local cheese shop.
Side-Dish: Chocolate Nachos Times Herald-RecordSide Dish was a short personal essay column highlighting local food beyond restaurant reviews. This spotlight was of a strange dessert offered at a local restaurant.
Tasty alternatives available for non-carnivores Colorado Springs GazetteShort piece about testing Tofurky with a couple homemade gravy recipe options.

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Ten Tips/Lessons For Commuters Smiley BlogUsing our product's emoticons to illustrate, I compose a borderline rant on driving etiquette
Rothman Recommends: Decluttering and Organizing Your Home Smiley BlogDownsizing to a smaller apartment, I explore some tips and products for making the most of small spaces.
2002 Gift Guide RelixCollection of recommended items for holiday gifts.
Vendaroo: Cool Stuff from Chill Festival Vendors RelixCollection of recommended items found in the marketplace at the Bonnaroo music festival.
Work Play Rock 'n' Roll RelixCollection of recommended items for the music professional on the go.

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A Magical Night: Neil Gaiman Live in Brooklyn Amazon BooksRecap of reading and signing for Ocean at the End of the Lane
Geeking on Books at Comic-Con International Amazon BooksRecap of event with focus on book-related people, panels, exhibits and cosplay
Ono, Assistant Settle Rolling StoneCoverage of Yoko Ono's lawsuit against Frederic Seaman
What would Brian Boitano do? Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, tongue-in-cheek questions and answers
Talking Smack (Stone Cold Steve Austin) Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, focus on the art of trash talking
Why Zombies? A Defense of the Z Word Amazon BooksEssay analysis of zombie stories
And now for something completely edibleTimes Herald-RecordA brief look at Monty Python themed SPAM in stores
2013 Best Books of the Year: Humor & Entertainment Amazon BooksQuick reviews of the three best book in the category for 2013
Star Wars snacks and prizesTimes Herald-RecordA brief look at Star Wars themed products in stores

Journalism by Type

Reviews

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Trey Anastasio MaximRecord review of Trey Anastasio
System of a Down: Schizo Metal: Serj Tankian and company talk about everything, do more Village VoiceRecord review of Mezmerize
Short Music for Short People Village VoiceRecord review of compilation full of songs 30-seconds or less
Royal Mess: Peering into the Prince Vault Boston PhoenixFeature-length record review of The Vault: Old Friends
4 Sale
Back to the Funkture: Red Hot Chili Peppers Village VoiceFeature-length record review of Californication
Afterparty by Daryl GregoryAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Alex by Pierre LemaitreAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin ExtenceAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Babayaga by Toby BarlowAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner DozoisAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Enchanted by Rene DenfeldAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Fiend by Peter StensonAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene WeckerAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Holy and the Broken by Alan LightAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
I am Pilgrim by Terry HayesAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Red Moon by Benjamen PercyAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine LuiAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Three by Sarah LotzAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob SheffieldAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
The Whispering Muse by SjonAmazon BooksBest of the Month book review
Clever, cadaverous 'Dead' shines: Teen goes from dim to grim Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length series preview/review of new TV series Dead Like Me
Anatomy of Evil: Movie fills in last piece of puzzle, producer says Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length preview/review of TV movie Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Snoop's televizzle show has no sizzle, fizzles: Show borders on funny but never crosses lineColorado Springs GazettePreview/review of new TV series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Infectious DiseaseVillage VoiceRecord review of Prozzäk's Hot Show
The Artists Formerly Known as Each Other (Almost)Village VoiceFeature-length dual record review of The Artist's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Ani DiFranco's To the Teeth
The Gothfathers Part IIVillage VoiceRoundup record review of solo efforts by former members of The Bauhaus
Me and the Devil BluesVillage VoiceFeature-length record review of Everlast's Eat at Whitey's
But Whatever Happened to Betsy Wetsy and Chatty Cathy?Village VoiceRecord review of Dressy Bessy by Dressy Bessy
Sky Motel by Kristin HershBoston PhoenixRecord review
Philadelphonic by G Love and Special SauceBoston PhoenixRecord review
The Flower and the Knife by Kevn KinneyBoston PhoenixRecord review
Kiss It Goodbye by Chris MillsBoston PhoenixRecord review
Dial M.A.C.E.O. by Maceo ParkerBoston PhoenixRecord review
Songs from the Analog Playground by Charlie HunterCMJRecord review
Croakin' at Toads by FrogwingsCMJRecord review
Yanqui U.X.O. by Godspeed You Black Emperor!CMJRecord review
Circle by IndigenousCMJRecord review
L by moe.CMJRecord review
The Grand Pecking Order by OysterheadCMJRecord review
Heroes and Villains by PaloaltoCMJRecord review
Space Island by Rob WassermanCMJRecord review
Does by The SlipCMJRecord review
Symbolic by Voodoo Glow SkullsCMJRecord review
Sex, Drugs and Rap 'N' Roll by Phunk JunkeesCMJRecord review
Words by HomunculusCMJRecord review
Joyful Noise by Derek Trucks BandRequestRecord review
Thornhill by Moxy FrüvousTime Out NYRecord review
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 by Béla FleckTime Out NYRecord review
Hopeless Romantic by Bouncing SoulsTime Out NYRecord review
Life Before Insanity by Gov't MuleTime Out NYRecord review
G.C.S. 2000 by Graham Central StationTime Out NYRecord review
In Reverse by Matthew SweetTime Out NYRecord review
Tin Cans and Car Tires by moe.Time Out NYRecord review
Straight Ahead by PennywiseTime Out NYRecord review
The Story of the Ghost by PhishTime Out NYRecord review
Words for Living by PJ OlssonTime Out NYRecord review
Rusted Root by Rusted RootTime Out NYRecord review
Modified by Save FerrisTime Out NYRecord review
The Strange Remain by The Other OnesTime Out NYRecord review
To Venus and Back by Tori AmosTime Out NYRecord review
Vida Blue by Vida BlueTime Out NYRecord review
Account of life in Iraq is vivid portrait of brutal lawlessness and devastation Colorado Springs GazetteBook review of Because Each Life is Precious

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<Politics of the Pit: Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock Village VoiceFeature/news story digging into the reports of rape at Woodstock '99
Will the Real Citizen Cope Please Stand Up? RelixFeature/profile/interview with musician Citizen Cope
Jammed for All Time Village VoiceFeature about the origins and nuances of the often misunderstood jam band scene
Sites Unscene: Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings Village VoiceFeature/news story about rash of NYC music venues being shut down
Nude Awakening: A Trio of Spencer Tunick's Subjects Bare All Village VoiceFeature about photographer Spencer Tunick and his nude group events in urban settings
Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-RecordFeature-length event preview/profile
Diners make great backdrops for classic silver screen momentsColorado Springs GazetteMini-feature roundup of films featuring diner settings
The Murky Depths: Phish fansCMJFeature about Phish audience in fan-themed special issue
Making Tracks: Longtime radio station KEPC mover, shaker signs off Colorado Springs GazetteFeature story about local radio legend Kurt Grow's retirement and history.

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Valar Dohaeris: An Interview With George R.R. Martin Amazon BooksInterview with author about upcoming season of TV adaptation of Game of Thrones
James Brown Takes the Next Step Rolling StoneInterview/concert recap
What would Brian Boitano do? Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, tongue-in-cheek questions and answers
Talking Smack (Stone Cold Steve Austin) Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, focus on the art of trash talking
She and We: Behind "On Such a Full Sea" with Author Chang-rae Lee Amazon BooksFeature-length author interview/book review
Five Questions with Elaine Lui and the Squawking Chicken Amazon BooksDual interview with author and her mother
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind "Dirty Daddy" Amazon BooksInterview with TV-star turned author
Still a Standup Guy: 'Tonight Show' chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Tim Conway's Legacy of Laughter: Comic still makes us laugh - though he says he's too old to hear it. Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Critical? Hardly. 'ER' still strong: Wyle makes it to episode 200Colorado Springs GazetteJunket coverage for 200th episode of E.R.
'Holes' collaboration left no one feeling empty Colorado Springs GazetteInterview with cast and crew
D.A. Pennebaker Looks Back at "Don't Look Back": Dylan documentarian discusses new DVD Rolling StoneInterview with filmmaker/review of anniversary edition

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Politics of the Pit: Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock Village VoiceFeature/news story digging into the reports of rape at Woodstock '99
Ono, Assistant Settle Rolling StoneCoverage of Yoko Ono's lawsuit against Frederic Seaman
Layne Staley Found DeadRolling StoneObituary of Alice in Chains singer
Sites Unscene: Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings Village VoiceFeature/news story about rash of NYC music venues being shut down
Radio manager tossed into storm after suspending DJs Colorado Springs GazetteNews story about local radio station suspending DJs for playing Dixie Chicks. The story sparked national attention.
Rants from radio pirate make waves with FCC Colorado Springs GazetteNews story about a local pirate broadcaster
Poet Laureate and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 Amazon BooksObituary for Maya Angelou
Bowie to Release "Heathen": Rocker finds new home at Columbia RecordsRolling StoneNews brief
moe. Hitting Airwaves And The Road: Upstate New York jam band, planning outing behind new album, plays gig broadcast on radio MTVTour news

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Beasties Rock for Peace: Strokes, B-52's, Cibo Matto let music do the talking at "New Yorkers Against Violence" Rolling StoneRecap of multiple-act concert event produced by Beastie Boys.
Snoop Taunts Cops, Missy Elliott Strips, Tool Host Circus Act At Voodoo Fest MTVRecap of New Orleans music festival
File Under... Festivals: Bonnaroo 2002 Entertainment WeeklyBrief recap of inaugural Bonnaroo music festival.
Radiohead Electrify Red Rocks Rolling StoneConcert review
Tool Take Radio City: Rockers salute the Ramones during epic set Rolling StoneConcert recap
Siouxsie Takes NYC Back in Time Rolling StoneConcert recap of Siouxsie & the Banshees
Black Crowes Heat Up: Reunited rockers back in stride at secret gigsRolling StoneNews/recap of secret Black Crowes concert
Clinton Funks Up the Apollo: Parliament/Funkadelic find a familiar groove in New YorkRolling StoneConcert recap
Sinead O'Connor, Burning Spear Jam in NY: Fifth-annual Jammys features diverse beats and pairingsRolling StoneConcert recap
Stripes Leave Denver Cold: White's stripped-down approach wearing thinRolling StoneConcert recap
Kid Rock, Newsted Ride Gov't MuleRolling StoneConcert recap
Stephen Malkmus Hits NY Roller Rink With Some Indie Action: Former Pavement frontman delivered rock show at Roxy Friday night MTVConcert recap
Political Pearl Jam raises Pepsi Center roof Colorado Springs GazetteConcert recap
Alicia Keys, George Clinton Jam With Prince In Times Square: Doug E. Fresh, ?uestlove, Musiq Soulchild also join in at nightclub party MTVConcert recap
Phish Bid New York Fond Adieu At Farewell Shows: Guest appearance from Jay-Z not the only surprise at Coney Island gigs MTVConcert recap
Prince ‘Goes There,’ Avoids The Obvious At New York Gig: Set at Avery Fisher Hall made up of new material, rarities, less-obvious oldies MTVConcert recap
Skate And Surf Fest: Down-Home Warped Rocks Asbury Park: Descendents headline bill that also includes Face to Face, Bouncing Souls, Alkaline Trio MTVConcert recap

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Why Zombies? A Defense of the Z Word Amazon BooksEssay analysis of zombie stories
Commentary: A life touched by the late Kurt Vonnegut Times Herald-RecordPersonal essay about the death of a favorite author
Commentary on Kramer: Michael Richards' rant, racism and to heck with hecklers Times Herald-RecordOpinion piece on heckling, inspired by Richards' racist meltdown
Ten Tips/Lessons For Commuters Smiley BlogUsing our product's emoticons to illustrate, I compose a borderline rant on driving etiquette
Rothman Recommends: Decluttering and Organizing Your Home Smiley BlogDownsizing to a smaller apartment, I explore some tips and products for making the most of small spaces.

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Geeking Out: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror in 2014 Amazon BooksPreview of six exciting, upcoming books in 2014
What would Brian Boitano do? Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, tongue-in-cheek questions and answers
Talking Smack (Stone Cold Steve Austin) Colorado Springs GazetteInterview/preview with sports personality, focus on the art of trash talking
Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-RecordFeature-length event preview/profile
Still a Standup Guy: 'Tonight Show' chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Tim Conway's Legacy of Laughter: Comic still makes us laugh - though he says he's too old to hear it. Colorado Springs GazetteFeature-length event preview/profile
Mickey Hart at Irving PlazaTime Out NYConcert preview
Jambands.com Tour at Wetlands Preserve Time Out NYConcert preview
moe. at Central Park SummerstageTime Out NYConcert preview
Peter Murphy at Irving PlazaTime Out NYConcert preview

Beyond Journalism

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Twitter User Pix BackgroundZwinkyEncouraged users to use product to update Twitter profile picture. Rewarded them by featuring their pictures as our Twitter page background. Wonderful response!
Sharknado SweepstakesTV InsiderFacebook post promoting a giveaway of swag bag timed to release of Sharknado 3.
Arrow Sweepstakes PostTV InsiderFacebook post promoting a giveaway of action figures from the TV show "Arrow."
Viral Facebook Quote GraphicAmazon BooksPhenomenal response. One of the most liked, shared and commented posts of the year.
UGC: Polling for ContentAmazon BooksSet up a poll with all nominees on Facebook, then teased to the blog for the results. Strongest performing post of its week.

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Comic-Con CoverageTV InsiderDesigned and executed sub-site dedicated to Comic-Con International based on onsite team coverage including panels, private photo and video shoots and more. At time of event included live Instagram and Twitter feeds.
Woodstock Film Fest CoverageTimes Herald-RecordSupervised in-house team of copyeditors and designers and on-site team of reporters, photographers and videographers over multiple-day coverage of local event, including preview edition, daily print and online coverage, and wrap-up edition.
U.N.C.L.E Promo UI/UX and ContentRadio promotion company with a love of the 1960s secret agent series wanted a site themed to their influence. I wrote all site copy and helped to flesh out navigation.
Amazon Books Best of the Year - CelebritiesAmazon BooksRan editorial point on editing 26 celebrity author selections for Best of the Year event; designed and coded all relevant pages. (This page has since been migrated to a new platform and the presentation has been damaged as a result.)
Amazon Books - Essential Zombie BooksAmazon BooksConceptualized, designed, wrote and coded landing page/store to promote books and content about zombies.

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Star Wars 4 cover combo conceptTimes Herald-RecordDirected design of individual cover images for four bureau editions, which combined to form a special image.
Summer Film cover featureTimes Herald-RecordDirected design of image to illustrate annual summer film cover feature.
Writer's Digs coverTimes Herald-RecordDirected photo shoot to illustrate cover story about local Howard Koch, who cowrote Casablanca.

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Amazon: From the EditorsAmazon BooksBuilt, programmed, designed images and wrote promotional text for landing page spotlighting Amazon Books editorial team's work.
Amazon: CelebritiesAmazon BooksBuilt, programmed, designed images and wrote promotional text for store spotlighting books by and about celebrities in various entertainment genres.
Amazon: ZombiesAmazon BooksBuilt, programmed and wrote copy for store spotlighting books zombies.
Zwinky Eco-RallyMindsparkBlog post announcing virtual world Earth Day event that I conceptualized and implemented, promoting green behavior in-world and in real life.
Gaming Wonderland Direct MessagingMindsparkConceptualized and wrote email campaign for new and lapsed users.
Popular Screensavers BlogMindsparkProduct blog covering new features, related products, "how to" tips and lifestyle.
IWON Team Challenge Direct MessagingMindsparkMonthly announcement of winners for casual gaming site/charity sweepstakes.

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Film Noir Miss YouMyFunCardsConceptualized, scripted and voiced Miss You digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay
Fantasy Belated BirthdayMyFunCardsConceptualized, scripted and voiced Belated Birthday digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay
Valentine's Day BuddiesMyFunCardsConceptualized, scripted and voiced Valentine's Day digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay

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The SimpsonsTimes Herald-RecordPrint and online interactive cover story determining what local events reader will enjoy and why.
Downton AbbeyAmazon BooksInteractive blog post determining what kind of books Downtown Abbey fans will enjoy and why.
Zwinky CompatibilityZwinkyInteractive blog post determining which of the site's personalities readers are most like and why.

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Arrow SweepstakesTV InsiderFacebook post promoting a giveaway of action figures from the TV show "Arrow."
Sharknado SweepstakesTV InsiderFacebook post promoting a giveaway of swag bag timed to release of Sharknado 3.
Best of the Year Sweepstakes Amazon BooksFacebook-based campaign awarding ebook editions of the team's selection for Best Books of the Year along with new Kindle device to 10 readers. Paired with similar Holiday giftcard giveaway, campaigns accounted for 20% of increase in new Facebook fans for 2013.
Treat Yourself Sweepstakes Amazon BooksFacebook-based campaign awarding $5,000 in gift cards to one winner. Paired with similar Best of the Year giftcard giveaway, campaigns accounted for 20% of increase in new Facebook fans for 2013.
Mother's Day SweepstakesMyFunCardsAction based branded sweepstakes, partnering with 1800Flowers.com, awarding all who sent a card a Mother's Day discount on flowers.
Halloween SweepstakesMyFunCardsTrivia-based branded sweepstakes, partnering with Dylan Candy Bar, awarding five winners a Halloween Package.
Valentine's Day SweepstakesMyFunCardsTrivia-based branded sweepstakes, partnering with 1800Flowers.com, awarding five winners a Valentine's Day Package.

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Running for President Online GameGaming WonderlandConceptualized, wrote copy for, and coordinated production of online casual game inspired by presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Jumaane Smith BioBiography for debut solo album by jazz musician and Michael Buble band member.