The Daily Californian

From 2010-2011 I was a staff writer for Arts & Entertainment at The Daily Californian, serving as Head Visual Arts Critic (Spring 2011) and Arts & Entertainment columnist (summer 2011). Here are a few selected pieces:

Artists’ Television Access Marries Live Music, Video Art. Critique of original video-art performances at treasured Mission District alt-art venue, Artists’ Television Access.

San Francisco’s Audium Blends Sound and Space. Attending and dissecting a sound-sculpture performance with Stan Shaff, contemporary composer and creator of Audium.

The Books Recycle Samples Into Vibrant New Sound. Before their concert promoting “The Way Out” at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, I spoke with Paul de Jong of The Books about performance and reinterpretation of mass-media.

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Turn Trite at Great American. Concert review of Isobel Campbell (Belle and Sebastian) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, promoting their album, Hawk.

‘Win’ Wrestles With Conventional Morality. Review of Thomas McCarthy’s 2011 indie wrestling flick, “Win Win”, starring Paul Giamatti.

Shelly Jackson’s ‘Skin’ Makes Its Mark. Profile of Jackson’s multi-platform storytelling-tattoo project, ‘Skin’.

Pollan and Lewis Share Dialogue, First Name. Celebrated food writer Michael Pollan and financial journalist Michael Lewis discuss long-form journalism and its future in publishing, in a conversation held at the Berkeley Repertory Theater.

Detour, a weekly column on traveling, art and urbanism while living in Copenhagen, Denmark.