I’m the editor in chief for the San Antonio Current, San Antonio’s only alternative news source. I lead a staff of seven immensely talented writers, editors, and an art director. My culture reporting, interviews, and reviews have also appeared in the Guardian, BOMB, Kirkus Indie Book Reviews, the Onion A.V. Club (Austin), Spin.com, and Soundcheck Magazine, among other publications.
Previously, I worked as a government reporter for the Williamson County Sun newspaper, the assistant editor of San Antonio magazine, and the music and film editor of the San Antonio Current. I hold a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University, New York, NY.
Areas of specialization include: album, book, concert, film and restaurant reviews; author and musician interviews; city politics reporting; court and crime reporting; local election coverage; police and sheriff department reporting; and let’s not forget the Texas State Board of Education. I’m currently very interested in the socioeconomic implications of our criminal justice system, with a focus on indigent defense.
I also have extensive experience with the Associate Press (AP) Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style.
In addition to my journalism work, I have assisted many San Antonio-based businesses and non-profit organizations in publicizing art exhibitions, concerts, fundraising galas, store openings, and other events, as well as providing copy editing and writing for Contemporary Art Month, Green Spaces Alliance, Italian Fix, Martinez Street Women’s Center, MBS Fitness, and SMART SA,
- “Reasonable Doubt: Can the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office be Saved?”
- “Out of Obscurity: Medical community finally responds to needs of teens and young adult cancer patients”
- “Art Life” – The people behind San Antonio’s world-class art scene
- “Diego Bernal Wants to Occupy Downtown: Options for Vacant Property Problems”
- “Dismantling the Boys Club: Can SAPD fix a problem it won’t document?”
- “Last Ditch Effort: Will truancy court succeed where parents fail?”
- “A Cure for the Blues: SAPD’s sexual misconduct woes reflect national problem”
- “Puppy Love” – Animal advocacy in San Antonio
- “(Don’t Be Still), My Beating Heart” – The invention of the heart stent
- “Love Lost and Found” – The Holocaust History Project and the Mazal Library, the largest library of Holocaust documents in the world
- “Fierce Emcee Ana Tijoux Returns to SA for Free Show”
- “There’s Plenty to Celebrate on the Old 97s Birthday”
- Spin: The Lisps profile
- Spin: Cool Kids live review
- Interview: Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears
- Interview: Girl in a Coma
- “How to Suckseed in Bizness:” A case study of the Insane Clown Posse
- San Antonio Current’s 2010 Rammy Music Awards
- “Music Notes: No Idea Festival”
- “Music Notes: Ghostpizza”
- “Sunrise over Booty”: Quality Time with Artist/Rapper Bryson Brooks”