Contributors

for March/April 2011

  • Michael Atkinson is a critic for the Village Voice, Sight & Sound, and In These Times. His latest book is Hemingway Cutthroat (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Thomas Beard is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.
  • Christopher Benz lives and works in the Bay Area.
  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press.
  • David Cairns runs the film blog Shadowplay, writes and directs films, teaches film at Edinburgh College of Art, and generally sees a lot of old movies.
  • Clare Cavanagh is a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University, and has also translated the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska.
  • Toph Eggers is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He is also co-author of the Haggis-on-Whey series of faux-science books for kids, including the forthcoming Children and the Tundra.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Bess Lovejoy used to write news and arts journalism in the Pacific Northwest, then spent five years writing almanacs with the British author Ben Schott, and is now working on a book about the afterlives of famous people. She lives in Seattle.
  • Peter Lunenfeld’s latest book is The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine (MIT Press). He is a professor in the Design Media Arts department at UCLA. His office is within walking distance of the Playboy Mansion.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Jules Moore is a freelance writer and the associate editor of Hobo magazine. She transports a canoe’s worth of belongings between New York, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
  • Dina Omar is a Palestinian poet and a graduate student in anthropology at Columbia University.
  • Mark Oppenheimer is the author of a memoir, Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate. He also writes about religion for the New York Times and hosts Paper Trails, a radio show about books.
  • Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Search Engine and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her new book, The Cold War, will be published in May.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Jerry Stahl is the author of six books, including the narcotic memoir Permanent Midnight (made into a movie with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), and I, Fatty (optioned by Johnny Depp). His latest screenplay, Hemingway & Gellhorn, will air in 2012 on HBO.
  • Rebecca Taylor grew up in the Virginia woods. Now she lives and writes in New York City.
  • Vendela Vida edits the Believer.
  • Jessica Winter is a senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Slate, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Film Comment, and many other publications.
  • Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov in 1945. His previous books include Tremor (1985), Canvas (1992), Mysticism for Beginners (1997), Without End (2002), Solidarity, Solitude (1990), Two Cities (1995), Another Beauty (2000), In Defense of Ardor (2002), and Eternal Enemies (2008). He lives in Chicago and Krakow. “Kings,” in this issue, is forthcoming from Unseen Hand: Poems, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC, in June.