Making boring words interesting since 2005.


I was a freelance journalist for 10 years. Mostly about the arts, music, culture and architecture. Outlets included LA Times, Globe & Mail, Economist, FT, Guardian, Deutsche Welle and Time Out New York.

Best Music Writing 2011


BMW is an anthology of essays on all sorts of music by Justin Davidson, Ann Powers, Jeremy Denk and Sasha Frère-Jones.It's exciting enough to appear to appear in such fantastic company, but the real flush is that this is the first book in which I appear under my own name.Well, sort of.  The editor, Alex Ross, chose the #Operaplot contest I've run on Twitter for four years.I'm the puppet master, but the real stars are the 3,000 or so people that have contributed over the years.  It pleases me to no end that some of the winners were featured (and credited) in the book as well.  Yay team!Have a look at what's inside here.

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