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Music

Royal Mess: Peering into the Prince Vault Boston Phoenix Feature-length record review of The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
Back to the Funkture: Red Hot Chili Peppers Village Voice Feature-length record review of Californication
Jammed for All Time Village Voice Feature about the origins and nuances of the often misunderstood jam band scene
Radiohead Electrify Red Rocks Rolling Stone Concert review
Tool Take Radio City: Rockers salute the Ramones during epic set Rolling Stone Concert recap
James Brown Takes the Next Step Rolling Stone Interview/concert recap
Trey Anastasio Maxim Record review of Trey Anastasio
Will the Real Citizen Cope Please Stand Up? Relix Feature/profile/interview with musician Citizen Cope
System of a Down: Schizo Metal: Serj Tankian and company talk about everything, do more Village Voice Record review of Mezmerize
Short Music for Short People Village Voice Record review of compilation full of songs 30-seconds or less
Layne Staley Found Dead Rolling Stone Obituary 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 Stone Recap of multiple-act concert event produced by Beastie Boys.
Snoop Taunts Cops, Missy Elliott Strips, Tool Host Circus Act At Voodoo Fest MTV Recap of New Orleans music festival
File Under… Festivals: Bonnaroo 2002 Entertainment Weekly Brief recap of inaugural Bonnaroo music festival.
Siouxsie Takes NYC Back in Time Rolling Stone Concert recap of Siouxsie & the Banshees
Black Crowes Heat Up: Reunited rockers back in stride at secret gigs Rolling Stone News/recap of secret Black Crowes concert
Clinton Funks Up the Apollo: Parliament/Funkadelic find a familiar groove in New York Rolling Stone Concert recap
Sinead O’Connor, Burning Spear Jam in NY: Fifth-annual Jammys features diverse beats and pairings Rolling Stone Concert recap
Stripes Leave Denver Cold: White’s stripped-down approach wearing thin Rolling Stone Concert recap
Kid Rock, Newsted Ride Gov’t Mule Rolling Stone Concert recap
Stephen Malkmus Hits NY Roller Rink With Some Indie Action: Former Pavement frontman delivered rock show at Roxy Friday night MTV Concert recap
Bowie to Release “Heathen”: Rocker finds new home at Columbia Records Rolling Stone News brief
moe. Hitting Airwaves And The Road: Upstate New York jam band, planning outing behind new album, plays gig broadcast on radio MTV Tour news
Political Pearl Jam raises Pepsi Center roof Colorado Springs Gazette Concert recap
Alicia Keys, George Clinton Jam With Prince In Times Square: Doug E. Fresh, ?uestlove, Musiq Soulchild also join in at nightclub party MTV Concert recap
Phish Bid New York Fond Adieu At Farewell Shows: Guest appearance from Jay-Z not the only surprise at Coney Island gigs MTV Concert 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 MTV Concert recap
Skate And Surf Fest: Down-Home Warped Rocks Asbury Park: Descendents headline bill that also includes Face to Face, Bouncing Souls, Alkaline Trio MTV Concert recap
Infectious Disease Village Voice Record review of Prozzäk’s Hot Show
The Artists Formerly Known as Each Other (Almost) Village Voice Feature-length dual record review of The Artist’s Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Ani DiFranco’s To the Teeth
The Gothfathers Part II Village Voice Roundup record review of solo efforts by former members of The Bauhaus
Me and the Devil Blues Village Voice Feature-length record review of Everlast’s Eat at Whitey’s
But Whatever Happened to Betsy Wetsy and Chatty Cathy? Village Voice Record review of Dressy Bessy by Dressy Bessy
Sky Motel by Kristin Hersh Boston Phoenix Record review
Philadelphonic by G Love and Special Sauce Boston Phoenix Record review
The Flower and the Knife by Kevn Kinney Boston Phoenix Record review
Kiss It Goodbye by Chris Mills Boston Phoenix Record review
Dial M.A.C.E.O. by Maceo Parker Boston Phoenix Record review
Thornhill by Moxy Früvous Time Out NY Record review
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 by Béla Fleck Time Out NY Record review
Hopeless Romantic by Bouncing Souls Time Out NY Record review
Life Before Insanity by Gov’t Mule Time Out NY Record review
G.C.S. 2000 by Graham Central Station Time Out NY Record review
In Reverse by Matthew Sweet Time Out NY Record review
Tin Cans and Car Tires by moe. Time Out NY Record review
Straight Ahead by Pennywise Time Out NY Record review
The Story of the Ghost by Phish Time Out NY Record review
Words for Living by PJ Olsson Time Out NY Record review
Rusted Root by Rusted Root Time Out NY Record review
Modified by Save Ferris Time Out NY Record review
The Strange Remain by The Other Ones Time Out NY Record review
To Venus and Back by Tori Amos Time Out NY Record review
Vida Blue by Vida Blue Time Out NY Record review
Til the Medicine Takes by Widespread Panic Time Out NY Record review
Mickey Hart at Irving Plaza Time Out NY Concert preview
Jambands.com Tour at Wetlands Preserve Time Out NY Concert preview
moe. at Central Park Summerstage Time Out NY Concert preview
Peter Murphy at Irving Plaza Time Out NY Concert preview
Songs from the Analog Playground by Charlie Hunter CMJ Record review
Croakin’ at Toads by Frogwings CMJ Record review
Yanqui U.X.O. by Godspeed You Black Emperor! CMJ Record review
Circle by Indigenous CMJ Record review
L by moe. CMJ Record review
The Grand Pecking Order by Oysterhead CMJ Record review
Heroes and Villains by Paloalto CMJ Record review
Space Island by Rob Wasserman CMJ Record review
Does by The Slip CMJ Record review
Symbolic by Voodoo Glow Skulls CMJ Record review
Sex, Drugs and Rap ‘N’ Roll by Phunk Junkees CMJ Record review
Words by Homunculus CMJ Record review
Joyful Noise by Derek Trucks Band Request Record review
The Murky Depths: Phish fans CMJ Feature about Phish audience in fan-themed special issue
Books

She and We: Behind “On Such a Full Sea” with Author Chang-rae Lee Amazon Books Feature-length author interview/book review
Character Comebacks: King, Fielding, Grisham, and Doyle Catch Up With Old Favorites Amazon Books Multi-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 Gazette Book review of Because Each Life is Precious
Valar Dohaeris: An Interview With George R.R. Martin Amazon Books Interview with author about upcoming season of TV adaptation of Game of Thrones
Geeking Out: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror in 2014 Amazon Books Preview of six exciting, upcoming books in 2014
Commentary: A life touched by the late Kurt Vonnegut Times Herald-Record Personal essay about the death of a favorite author
“The Hobbit”: An Unexpected Controversy Amazon Books Analysis of the adaptation of The Hobbit for film
Poet Laureate and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 Amazon Books Obituary for Maya Angelou
Five Questions with Elaine Lui and the Squawking Chicken Amazon Books Dual interview with author and her mother
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind “Dirty Daddy” Amazon Books Interview with TV-star turned author
Best of the Year in Science Fiction & Fantasy … plus Horror” Amazon Books Quick reviews of the best book in each category for 2013
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Babayaga by Toby Barlow Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Fiend by Peter Stenson Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Holy and the Broken by Alan Light Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Red Moon by Benjamen Percy Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Three by Sarah Lotz Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Whispering Muse by Sjon Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Ginsberg Poetry Festival Times Herald-Record Worth the Drive event preview
J.K. Rowling reveals Harry Potter’s career, Hogwarts headmaster and more Times Herald-Record Recap of post-series interview on Today – Part 1
J.K. Rowling on ‘Today’ part 2: what Daniel Radcliffe knew, the final line Times Herald-Record Recap of post-series interview on Today – Part 2
TV

First Look: Gotham’s New Queen of the Underground TV Insider Exclusive image from the TV Show with commentary.
The Best of the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special TV Insider Five moments in the 40th Anniversary show that shined brighter than the rest.
Grey’s Anatomy Postmortem: Where’s Derek? Now We Know TV Insider Recapping 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 Week TV Insider Interview with the star and executive producer plus exclusive video preview footage.
Norm MacDonald’s Epic Twitter Short Story about SNL40, Eddie Murphy, and more TV Insider Blow-by-blow from the comedian’s Twitter feed after Eddie Murphy’s controversial appearance.
The beginning of the end for The Sopranos Times Herald-Record Analysis of series, preview of final season
What’s on TV This Fall? Times Herald-Record Previews for new series premieres and calendar
Clever, cadaverous ‘Dead’ shines: Teen goes from dim to grim Colorado Springs Gazette Feature-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 Gazette Feature-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 line Colorado Springs Gazette Preview/review of new TV series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Critical? Hardly. ‘ER’ still strong: Wyle makes it to episode 200 Colorado Springs Gazette Junket 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 Gazette Reviews/report card for new series premieres
Film

“The Hobbit”: An Unexpected Controversy Amazon Books Analysis of the adaptation of The Hobbit for film
‘Holes’ collaboration left no one feeling empty Colorado Springs Gazette Interview with cast and crew
D.A. Pennebaker Looks Back at “Don’t Look Back”: Dylan documentarian discusses new DVD Rolling Stone Interview with filmmaker/review of anniversary edition
Diners make great backdrops for classic silver screen moments Colorado Springs Gazette Mini-feature roundup of films featuring diner settings
Comedy

Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-Record Feature-length event
/profile
Still a Standup Guy: ‘Tonight Show’ chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs Gazette Feature-length event preview/profile
Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die LaughSpin News brief about old-school SNL cast reunion video
Commentary on Kramer: Michael Richards’ rant, racism and to heck with hecklers Times Herald-Record Opinion piece on heckling, inspired by Richards’ racist meltdown
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind “Dirty Daddy” Amazon Books Interview 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 Gazette Feature-length event preview/profile
Shot to Hilarity: Behind the Scenes of “Comic Genius” Amazon Books Interview/photo book
Radio

Radio manager tossed into storm after suspending DJs Colorado Springs Gazette News 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 Gazette Feature story about local radio legend Kurt Grow’s retirement and history.
Rants from radio pirate make waves with FCC Colorado Springs Gazette News story about a local pirate broadcaster
Art

Nude Awakening: A Trio of Spencer Tunick’s Subjects Bare All Village Voice Feature about photographer Spencer Tunick and his nude group events in urban settings
More from Mikio Kennedy Times Herald-Record We 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.
Food

The Real Scoop Times Herald-Record A feature story documenting the results of a multi-day editorial staff project to taste test local ice creams to identify the best in our coverage area.
Side-Dish: The Cheese Plate Times Herald-Record Side Dish was a short personal essay column highlighting local food restaurant reviews. This spotlight was of a local cheese shop.
Side-Dish: Chocolate Nachos Times Herald-Record Side 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 Gazette Short piece about testing Tofurky with a couple homemade gravy recipe options.
Lifestyle

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

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

Trey Anastasio Maxim Record review of Trey Anastasio
System of a Down: Schizo Metal: Serj Tankian and company talk about everything, do more Village Voice Record review of Mezmerize
Short Music for Short People Village Voice Record review of compilation full of songs 30-seconds or less
Royal Mess: Peering into the Prince Vault Boston Phoenix Feature-length record review of The Vault: Old Friends
4 Sale
Back to the Funkture: Red Hot Chili Peppers Village Voice Feature-length record review of Californication
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Babayaga by Toby Barlow Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Fiend by Peter Stenson Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Holy and the Broken by Alan Light Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Red Moon by Benjamen Percy Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Three by Sarah Lotz Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
The Whispering Muse by Sjon Amazon Books Best of the Month book review
Clever, cadaverous ‘Dead’ shines: Teen goes from dim to grim Colorado Springs Gazette Feature-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 Gazette Feature-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 line Colorado Springs Gazette Preview/review of new TV series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Infectious Disease Village Voice Record review of Prozzäk’s Hot Show
The Artists Formerly Known as Each Other (Almost) Village Voice Feature-length dual record review of The Artist’s Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Ani DiFranco’s To the Teeth
The Gothfathers Part II Village Voice Roundup record review of solo efforts by former members of The Bauhaus
Me and the Devil Blues Village Voice Feature-length record review of Everlast’s Eat at Whitey’s
But Whatever Happened to Betsy Wetsy and Chatty Cathy? Village Voice Record review of Dressy Bessy by Dressy Bessy
Sky Motel by Kristin Hersh Boston Phoenix Record review
Philadelphonic by G Love and Special Sauce Boston Phoenix Record review
The Flower and the Knife by Kevn Kinney Boston Phoenix Record review
Kiss It Goodbye by Chris Mills Boston Phoenix Record review
Dial M.A.C.E.O. by Maceo Parker Boston Phoenix Record review
Songs from the Analog Playground by Charlie Hunter CMJ Record review
Croakin’ at Toads by Frogwings CMJ Record review
Yanqui U.X.O. by Godspeed You Black Emperor! CMJ Record review
Circle by Indigenous CMJ Record review
L by moe. CMJ Record review
The Grand Pecking Order by Oysterhead CMJ Record review
Heroes and Villains by Paloalto CMJ Record review
Space Island by Rob Wasserman CMJ Record review
Does by The Slip CMJ Record review
Symbolic by Voodoo Glow Skulls CMJ Record review
Sex, Drugs and Rap ‘N’ Roll by Phunk Junkees CMJ Record review
Words by Homunculus CMJ Record review
Joyful Noise by Derek Trucks Band Request Record review
Thornhill by Moxy Früvous Time Out NY Record review
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 by Béla Fleck Time Out NY Record review
Hopeless Romantic by Bouncing Souls Time Out NY Record review
Life Before Insanity by Gov’t Mule Time Out NY Record review
G.C.S. 2000 by Graham Central Station Time Out NY Record review
In Reverse by Matthew Sweet Time Out NY Record review
Tin Cans and Car Tires by moe. Time Out NY Record review
Straight Ahead by Pennywise Time Out NY Record review
The Story of the Ghost by Phish Time Out NY Record review
Words for Living by PJ Olsson Time Out NY Record review
Rusted Root by Rusted Root Time Out NY Record review
Modified by Save Ferris Time Out NY Record review
The Strange Remain by The Other Ones Time Out NY Record review
To Venus and Back by Tori Amos Time Out NY Record review
Vida Blue by Vida Blue Time Out NY Record review
Account of life in Iraq is vivid portrait of brutal lawlessness and devastation Colorado Springs Gazette Book review of Because Each Life is Precious
Features

A Lesson in Not Giving Up: A Dog and His Owner’s Story of Survival American Kennel Club Feature/news story about a dog on the brink of death and the miracle that brought him back.
Politics of the Pit: Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock Village Voice Feature/news story digging into the reports of rape at Woodstock ’99
Will the Real Citizen Cope Please Stand Up? Relix Feature/profile/interview with musician Citizen Cope
Jammed for All Time Village Voice Feature about the origins and nuances of the often misunderstood jam band scene
Sites Unscene: Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings Village Voice Feature/news story about rash of NYC music venues being shut down
Nude Awakening: A Trio of Spencer Tunick’s Subjects Bare All Village Voice Feature about photographer Spencer Tunick and his nude group events in urban settings
Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-Record Feature-length event preview/profile
Diners make great backdrops for classic silver screen moments Colorado Springs Gazette Mini-feature roundup of films featuring diner settings
The Murky Depths: Phish fans CMJ Feature about Phish audience in fan-themed special issue
Making Tracks: Longtime radio station KEPC mover, shaker signs off Colorado Springs Gazette Feature story about local radio legend Kurt Grow’s retirement and history.
Interviews

Valar Dohaeris: An Interview With George R.R. Martin Amazon Books Interview with author about upcoming season of TV adaptation of Game of Thrones
James Brown Takes the Next Step Rolling Stone Interview/concert recap
What would Brian Boitano do? Colorado Springs Gazette Interview/preview with sports personality, tongue-in-cheek questions and answers
Talking Smack (Stone Cold Steve Austin) Colorado Springs Gazette Interview/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 Books Feature-length author interview/book review
Five Questions with Elaine Lui and the Squawking Chicken Amazon Books Dual interview with author and her mother
Amazon Asks: Bob Saget Gives a PG-13 Glimpse of the Man Behind “Dirty Daddy” Amazon Books Interview with TV-star turned author
Still a Standup Guy: ‘Tonight Show’ chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs Gazette Feature-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 Gazette Feature-length event preview/profile
Critical? Hardly. ‘ER’ still strong: Wyle makes it to episode 200 Colorado Springs Gazette Junket coverage for 200th episode of E.R.
‘Holes’ collaboration left no one feeling empty Colorado Springs Gazette Interview with cast and crew
D.A. Pennebaker Looks Back at “Don’t Look Back”: Dylan documentarian discusses new DVD Rolling Stone Interview with filmmaker/review of anniversary edition
News

Politics of the Pit: Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock Village Voice Feature/news story digging into the reports of rape at Woodstock ’99
Ono, Assistant Settle Rolling Stone Coverage of Yoko Ono’s lawsuit against Frederic Seaman
Layne Staley Found Dead Rolling Stone Obituary of Alice in Chains singer
Sites Unscene: Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings Village Voice Feature/news story about rash of NYC music venues being shut down
Radio manager tossed into storm after suspending DJs Colorado Springs Gazette News 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 Gazette News story about a local pirate broadcaster
Poet Laureate and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 Amazon Books Obituary for Maya Angelou
Bowie to Release “Heathen”: Rocker finds new home at Columbia Records Rolling Stone News brief
moe. Hitting Airwaves And The Road: Upstate New York jam band, planning outing behind new album, plays gig broadcast on radio MTV Tour news
Liz Smith, Friend of AKC, Dead at 94 American Kennel Club Celebrity obituary
Recaps

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

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

Geeking Out: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror in 2014 Amazon Books Preview of six exciting, upcoming books in 2014
What would Brian Boitano do? Colorado Springs Gazette Interview/preview with sports personality, tongue-in-cheek questions and answers
Talking Smack (Stone Cold Steve Austin) Colorado Springs Gazette Interview/preview with sports personality, focus on the art of trash talking
Jon Stewart at Eisenhower Hall Times Herald-Record Feature-length event preview/profile
Still a Standup Guy: ‘Tonight Show’ chair cushy, but Leno likes taking act on road Colorado Springs Gazette Feature-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 Gazette Feature-length event preview/profile
Mickey Hart at Irving Plaza Time Out NY Concert preview
Jambands.com Tour at Wetlands Preserve Time Out NY Concert preview
moe. at Central Park Summerstage Time Out NY Concert preview
Peter Murphy at Irving Plaza Time Out NY Concert preview
Beyond Journalism
Social

Twitter User Pix Background Zwinky Encouraged users to use product to update Twitter profile picture. Rewarded them by featuring their pictures as our Twitter page background. Wonderful response!
Sharknado Sweepstakes TV Insider Facebook post promoting a giveaway of swag bag timed to release of Sharknado 3.
Arrow Sweepstakes Post TV Insider Facebook post promoting a giveaway of action figures from the TV show “Arrow.”
Viral Facebook Quote Graphic Amazon Books Phenomenal response. One of the most liked, shared and commented posts of the year.
UGC: Polling for Content Amazon Books Set up a poll with all nominees on Facebook, then teased to the blog for the results. Strongest performing post of its week.
Editorial Direction

Comic-Con Coverage TV Insider Designed 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 Coverage Times Herald-Record Supervised 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 Content Radio 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 Ran 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 Books Amazon Books Conceptualized, designed, wrote and coded landing page/store to promote books and content about zombies.
Art Direction

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

Amazon: From the Editors Amazon Books Built, programmed, designed images and wrote promotional text for landing page spotlighting Amazon Books editorial team’s work.
Amazon: Celebrities Amazon Books Built, programmed, designed images and wrote promotional text for store spotlighting books by and about celebrities in various entertainment genres.
Amazon: Zombies Amazon Books Built, programmed and wrote copy for store spotlighting books zombies.
Zwinky Eco-Rally Mindspark Blog post announcing virtual world Earth Day event that I conceptualized and implemented, promoting green behavior in-world and in real life.
Gaming Wonderland Direct Messaging Mindspark Conceptualized and wrote email campaign for new and lapsed users.
Popular Screensavers Blog Mindspark Product blog covering new features, related products, “how to” tips and lifestyle.
IWON Team Challenge Direct Messaging Mindspark Monthly announcement of winners for casual gaming site/charity sweepstakes.
UX

AKC New Website Help Guide American Kennel Club Collaborated with product and SEO stakeholders to design and create FAQs for multiple audiences.
U.N.C.L.E. Website UX U.N.C.L.E Promos Radio promotion company with a love of the 1960s secret agent series wanted a site themed to their influence. In addition to editorial content creation, I worked the site them into headings, navigation, key site categories, etc.
Cards

Film Noir Miss You MyFunCards Conceptualized, scripted and voiced Miss You digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay
Fantasy Belated Birthday MyFunCards Conceptualized, scripted and voiced Belated Birthday digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay
Valentine’s Day Buddies MyFunCards Conceptualized, scripted and voiced Valentine’s Day digital greeting card for the characters PB & Jay
Quizzes

The Simpsons Times Herald-Record Print and online interactive cover story determining what local events reader will enjoy and why.
Downton Abbey Amazon Books Interactive blog post determining what kind of books Downtown Abbey fans will enjoy and why.
Zwinky Compatibility Zwinky Interactive blog post determining which of the site’s personalities readers are most like and why.
Sweeps

Arrow Sweepstakes TV Insider Facebook post promoting a giveaway of action figures from the TV show “Arrow.”
Sharknado Sweepstakes TV Insider Facebook post promoting a giveaway of swag bag timed to release of Sharknado 3.
Best of the Year Sweepstakes Amazon Books Facebook-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 Books Facebook-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 Sweepstakes MyFunCards Action based branded sweepstakes, partnering with 1800Flowers.com, awarding all who sent a card a Mother’s Day discount on flowers.
Halloween Sweepstakes MyFunCards Trivia-based branded sweepstakes, partnering with Dylan Candy Bar, awarding five winners a Halloween Package.
Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes MyFunCards Trivia-based branded sweepstakes, partnering with 1800Flowers.com, awarding five winners a Valentine’s Day Package.
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Running for President Online Game Gaming Wonderland Conceptualized, wrote copy for, and coordinated production of online casual game inspired by presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Jumaane Smith Bio Biography for debut solo album by jazz musician and Michael Buble band member.