After stints in a number of fields — bookstores, restaurants, construction — I started writing professionally in the early 1990s, and have worked as a writer and editor ever since. -- Helped launch sites like Wired's Netizen and the award-winning photography site, LIFE.com; worked at Time Inc. for years and Condé Nast for a minute; served as managing editor for the pioneering arts, tech, and culture 'zine, FEED. -- Contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Smithsonian, CNN.com, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, et al. -- Created branded content for the likes of Mini, Microsoft, Case Foundation, more. -- Books: Wrote the Foreword to Joseph Szabo's collection of photos from the 1970s and '80s, "Hometown" (Damiani, 2020) and the biography of a remarkable businessman and inventor named Jim Miller, "Nothing Bad Ever Happens" (2017); edited the anthologies "Covering the Bases" and "Gluttony," both published by Chronicle Books. -- Currently pursuing a master's degree in Information and Library Science (University at Buffalo) and occasionally contributing freelance work to the usual outlets.
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National Magazine Award / Editorial Excellence / Photography / Digital MediaAmerican Society of Magazine EditorsThe first incarnation of LIFE.com, where I was Deputy Editor, won the 2011 Ellie -- named for the metal Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" that accompanies the award -- for "the use of photography that demonstrates the unique capabilities of digital media."