Contributors

for March 2012

  • Lili Anolik has written on deposed porn king Al Goldstein and film critic Pauline Kael for the New York Observer. She is currently at work on a young-adult series for Penguin, under a pseudonym.
  • 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).
  • Kathryn Borel is a journalist and the author of the book Corked, which was nominated in 2010 for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, a prize that is important only in Canada. She lives in L.A.
  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press. He is also the editor for the forthcoming monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist to be released in the Spring of 2012. blogflumer.blogspot.com
  • Lena Dunham is a writer, director, and “actor” who divides her time between New York (where she complains about the weather) and L.A. (where she calls her mom about seven times a day). She gives advice but can’t take it.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Claire Harlan Orsi is a PhD student in writing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in the Cincinnati Review and MAYDAY. Her days are full of slapstick.
  • Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. His screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in North London.
  • James Hughes is a writer, editor, publisher of Stop Smiling Books, and Blackhawks fan living in Chicago.
  • Josh Izenberg is a filmmaker living in San Francisco. He wrote and directed the feature Ants and Elephants, along with a number of shorts, which have screened at festivals around the Bay Area. He is currently working on a documentary about an iconic San Diego slow-motion rollerblader.
  • Joshua Jelly-Schapiro teaches geography and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Miles Marshall Lewis tweets @furthermucker and blogs at Furthermucker, where he writes on having lived abroad in Paris from 2004 to 2011, among other things. A three-time author, he’s currently wrapping up his first directing effort, a documentary on French hiphop media. He lives in Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • Theodore McDermott is a baker, editor, and writer in Missoula, Montana. He has published fiction and nonfiction and was nominated for the Essay Prize.
  • Dolan Morgan lives and writes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
  • Ethan Nosowsky is Editorial Director at McSweeney’s.
  • Molly Oswaks is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Her work has been published by the Atlantic, Thought Catalog, mrbellersneighborhood.com, Electric Lit, and elsewhere. She is the night editor of Longshot magazine.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Luke Reynolds’ most recent book is A Call to Creativity: Writing, Reading, and Inspiring Students in an Age of Standardization (Teachers College Press, 2012).
  • Nicholas Rombes, an English professor at the University of Detroit, Mercy, is the author of Cinema in the Digital Age and Ramones, from Continuum’s 331?3 series. His work has appeared in the Oxford American, the Rumpus, Wigleaf, and Filmmaker magazine, where he serves as a contributing editor.
  • Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the memoir Revolution, the novel Vacation, and the story collection Minor Robberies.
  • Adrian Van Young teaches English and creative writing in Boston. His collection of stories, The Man Who Noticed Everything, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books.