I'm a longtime wordslinger. I've worked on and off as a free-lance arts journalist and have nearly 1000 magazine & newspaper articles to my credit. I've been a book reviewer, columnist, syndicated art critic, blogger, etc.... Nowadays, I write a column for examiner.com and contribute to the Huffington Post. Over the years, some of my journalism has ended up in books published by the likes of the University of Nebraska Press, HarperCollins, Gale Research, Contentville, etc.... My interview with Allen Ginsberg on the subject of photography was featured in Sarah Greenough's Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (National Gallery of Art, 2010). Recently, I also edited and wrote the introduction to a reprint of Margarete Bohme's classic 1905 novel, The Diary of a Lost Girl.
In my past life, I also worked as a bookseller. As an events coordinator, I produced and hosted approximately 1000 bookstore author events, including many with the biggest names in publishing. That's how I probably met you.
I'm also the founding director of the Louise Brooks Society, an internationally known organization devoted to the silent film star. (Louise Brooks is best known for her role as Lulu in the classic 1929 film, Pandora's Box.) I have contributed to books, organized exhibits, appeared on television, and introduced her films around the United States. The LBS has it's own long running blog (which I write), as well as its own internet radio station, RadioLulu.
In general, like to read. I also like doing research. And, I like organizing information. I also like watching old movies. And, I enjoy music of all kinds. I am a nerd, and I revel in it.
"Louise Brooks A to Z: An Encyclopedia of her Life and Films" ; "Lulu by the Bay" - book-length project about Louise Brooks and the San Francisco Bay Area ; (as editor) untitled anthology of vintage material on American silent film
silent film, modernism, pop culture, pulp culture, sci-fi, surrealism, Beat literature, geographies of the imagination, old weird America, middle Europe, old-time radio, music, art, vamps, flappers, femmes fatales, the Jazz Age (in particular), the 20th century (in general)
Rocket Rescue, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, San Francisco Silent Film Festival,
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