• Magadh

    Magadh is a teacher, writer, and musician based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the co-editor of A Thousand Trivialities, a blog devoted to punk, metal, and alternative culture. When not writing or attending shows, he can usually be found cursing at his television during Arsenal matches.
  • Boombox

    We didn't create it. We didn't curate it. But we sure like it. Found sounds and criticism, courtesy of the Souciant Online Music Appreciation Society. Boombox avatar courtesy of Stallio.
  • Joe Lockard and Tomasz Kitlinski

    Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Anti-slavery Literature Project. Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin.
  • Randomizer

    Most progressive periodicals emphasize words over images. Not Souciant. Randomizer is a column devoted to our love for political visuals. Collectively-authored by Souciant's editorial staff, wherever they are. Including the kitchen.
  • TV Eye

    TV Eye is a shared pseudonym for a revolving cast of Souciant editorial staff members. Politically complex television images are TV Eye's subject matter.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is a Jewish educator who lives in northern Israel. He has taught at several Israeli and European universities, and has written numerous articles on Israel's indigenous Palestinian community.
  • Tim OFlaherty and Tomasz Kitlinksi

    Tim O'Flaherty is a member of A Stillwater Satellite. Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin.
  • Missed the Gig

    Missed the Gig is a group column. Consisting of photos of gig flyers from around the world, its purpose is to highlight the role that concert flyers play in our lives. Contributors include Souciant staff and friends.
  • Jason Adams

    Jason Adams is a theorist working at the intersection of extra-parliamentary politics, new media and political/cultural movements. He is co-editor with Arun Saldanha of the forthcoming collection Deleuze & Race and has been published in journals such as Radical Philosophy, Critical Inquiry, boundary 2, Theory & Event, New Political Science and PopMatters. Adams holds a PhD from the University of Hawaii's Political Science department and is ABD in Media & Communication at the European Graduate School. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Williams College.
  • Sara Afzal

    Sara Afzal is pursuing a master’s degree at New York University in Middle Eastern Studies and journalism. She has been a freelance writer and photographer since 2010, when she earned a B.A. in journalism at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an Iranian-American, she hopes to contribute more alternative stories on Iran.
  • Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson is a “user/customer experience” practice, management, and organizational strategy consultant, teacher, commentator, and editor. He is a recipient of CHI’s SIGCHI's Lifetime Service Award. Richard has published numerous articles, taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, and has spoken and conducted workshops at various conferences worldwide. He has worked in management roles at Yahoo!, Studio Archetype, Sapient, and Viant, and shared Editor-in-Chief duties for interactions magazine for three years. Recently, Richard shifted a large part of his focus to social innovation. Follow him on Twitter via @Riander.
  • Arkady Arbatov

    Arkady Arbatov holds degrees in Russian and Slavic Studies. He lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Shirin Barghi

    Shirin Barghi is an Iranian journalist, photographer and soon-to-be graduate of New York University. She has more than three years of journalism experience in Tehran, where she studied and worked before moving to New York in 2010. She is currently working on her M.A. thesis on journalism education in post-revolutionary Iran.
  • Mari Bastashevski

    Mari Bastashevski is a researcher, artist, and writer who works in Switzerland and France. Her study “State Business,” focuses on the conflict between the commodities industry and the environment. In early 2013, she began a new project in the Ukraine.
  • Helena Bedwell

    Helena is a graduate from the London School of Journalism. She has written many articles for magazines and ran a weekly 'Womens' page. Her early career was as a television reporter for broadcasters such as Al- Jazeera, Russia Today and Bloomberg. She contributes to the Investor.ge magazine in Tbilisi
  • Jeremy Bender

    Jeremy Bender is a Rutgers University graduate with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. He is a Fulbright recipient, and taught English in the eastern Turkish city of Malatya for nine months at İnönü University. Jeremy currently freelances in the greater New York area.
  • Taylor Briere

    Taylor Briere is a student, teacher, writer and musician based in Taipei, Taiwan. His work appears regularly in the Taipei Times.
  • Felicia Campbell

    Felicia Campbell is a freelance writer working on her first book on Middle Eastern food culture. She conducted her graduate work in international food culture at New York University. When she isn't in the Mideast or East Asia, she can be found eating street food and writing in New York City.
  • Jimmy Chen

    Jimmy Chen lives in San Francisco. He also contributes at Htmlgiant, Thought Catalog, Bygone Bureau, and Splice Today. He is an Asian-Canadian near-sighted pacifist.
  • Brock Craft

    Brock is a teacher, tinkerer, and ex-phone phreak, based in London - though he is originally genuine Texas white trash. Now he brings home the bacon as a Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab, a research centre for technology-enhanced learning. When not creating weird electronic, interactive contraptions, or messing around with data visualizations, he pretends to be an artist.
  • Holly Dagres

    Holly Dagres is an Iranian-American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs. Currently living in Egypt, she is the assistant editor at the policy journal, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Follow her on Twitter at @hdagres.
  • Byron Diel

    Byron H. Diel is the percussionist of Respectable Citizen. A paramedic at American Ambulance, he is currently studying chemistry at Fresno City College.
  • Maxim Edwards

    Maxim Edwards is an Editorial Assistant at openDemocracy Russia. He has worked in Armenia and Tatarstan and writes on inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in the post-Soviet space. He was formerly Opinion Editor of the Kazan Herald, and his writing has been published with Al-Jazeera, the Forward, Ajam, and Roads & Kingdoms among others. He tweets as @MaximEdwards.
  • Ezra Ereckson

    Ezra Ereckson, aka DJE3, is an artist and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. The former chief of BSI Records, Ereckson is a member of legendary PDX dub unit Systemwide.
  • Jason Fessel

    Jason Fessel is a San Francisco-based musician and writer.
  • Louis Frankenthaler

    Louis Frankenthaler moved to Israel in 1995 and lives, with his family, in West Jerusalem. He is a doctoral student, doing research on young men and their departure from Haredi Judaism, and a human rights worker. His writing has appeared in Zeek, +972 Magazine, Mondoweiss the Electronic Intifada and in Ha'aretz.
  • Dan Friedman

    Dan Friedman is managing editor of the Forward. Among other venues he has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Da Ali G Show. He is currently writing a book about Tears for Fears.
  • Zack Furness

    Zack Furness is Assistant Professor of Communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He is the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Temple University Press, 2010), editor of Punkademics (Minor Compositions, 2012), and co-editor of The NFL: Critical/Cultural Perspectives (Temple University Press, forthcoming). Zack was a longtime member of the Bad Subjects editorial collective and has contributed to a bunch of CDs, a number of activist projects, several books, a couple of good print rags (Bitch and Punk Planet), and exactly one vinyl LP. He has played in punk bands since 1997 and currently sings for BARONS in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Vance Galloway

    Vance Galloway is a media technician and musician based in Seattle, Washington. From running live sound for seminal clubs such as DC's 9:30 Club and New York's Knitting Factory, to enabling Hollywood studios transition to non-linear audio editing, and helping design the world's first DVD authoring system, Galloway has been at the forefront of technological advances in the arts since the early 1990s.
  • Armen Georgian

    Armen Georgian's writing springs from his multiple identities; Russian, Armenian, British and European. Born in Moscow, he spent his formative years in the UK and has worked as a professional journalist in London, Lyon, Paris and Brussels. His articles have been published by magazines such as The New Statesman, Red Pepper, In These Times and Foreign Policy in Focus. Currently he is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.
  • Arya Ghavamian

    Arya Ghavamian is a photographer/filmmaker based in New York City. He has worked on several photography and video projects, among them are music videos for influential Iranian musicians such as Mohsen Namjoo and the rock band Hypernova. He has recently finished his debut feature film "Happenings of the Eighth Day", a surrealist film about failure in making one. He can be reached at aryaghavami[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Jon Ginoli

    Jon Ginoli is best known as the singer, guitarist, and founder of pioneering gay rock band Pansy Division. He has also worked for record labels and distributors, written for magazines and fanzines, promoted gigs, and worn many hats in independent music scenes over the past three decades. Ginoli's critically-acclaimed memoir, Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, is available from Cleis Press.
  • Shai Ginsburg

    Shai Ginsburg teaches Israeli Cultural Studies at Duke University. He works on modern Jewish politics and ideologies ,and publishes on literature, cinema, and history. He also works on critical theory. Ginsburg previously wrote film reviews for Tikkun and Zeek.
  • A.M. Gittlitz

    A.M. GITTLITZ is a Brooklyn based zinester, freelance journalist, fiction writer, and delivery boy. His work focuses on the topics of counterculture, radical politics, punk rock, and bringing condo-dwellers fried chicken. A contributor to Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HTMLGiant, Vice, and The New Inquiry, he also volunteers at the Spectacle Theater and co-hosts the Death Panel Reading Series at various literary proletarian venues around New York City. gittlitz.wordpress.com and @dullcommunism on twitter.
  • Dan Glass

    Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, performer and writer. An educator from Training for Transformation born out of the Anti-Apartheid movement, the core of his work is the development of creative critical consciousness. Dan has been named one of Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models for LGBT youth and a Guardian Youth Climate Leader. Contact Dan: alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk
  • Joe Glenton

    Joe Glenton is a journalist covering war, defence and security. He was a British soldier for six years, serving in Afghanistan. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Vice and others. His book Soldier Box was published in 2013. He is currently writing a book on the hero soldier myth.
  • Mya Guarnieri

    Mya Guarnieri is a Tel Aviv-based journalist and writer. She is a regular contributor to Al-Jazeera English, 972 Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her work has appeared in The Guardian and The National. Guarnieri's fiction has been published in The Kenyon Review Online and Zeek, and has been featured as a story of the week in Narrative Magazine.
  • Arun Gupta

    Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. He has been published widely and lives in New York City.
  • Mark Hahn

    Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tucson, Arizona, his work has appeared in a number of galleries there, including the Arts Eye Gallery, The Front Gallery, Metroform Ltd. Gallery, Rocket Gallery and Solar Culture Gallery. Nationally, he as also shown with the Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago as well as venues in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been mentioned in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and featured in In Fashion magazine and Simon Doonan's book Confessions of a Window Dresser. His photography books, Empty Spaces and Beautiful Pointless Universe, are available through Amazon.com.
  • Naut Humon

    Naut Humon, is an artist and producer based in San Francisco. The former artistic director of the late Asphodel label, he is credited with producing numerous landmark recordings, including Mixmaster Mike's 1999 LP, Anti-Theft Device. A founding member of seminal experimental band Rhythm and Noise, for over thirty years, Naut ran his own studio, the legendary Recombinant Media Labs. Since 1991, he has led Sound Traffic Control, in order to focus on using an orchestral setting to explore three-dimensional space.
  • Rich Jensen

    Rich Jensen is a poet, songwriter and independent media activist who helped to establish and grow the K, Sub Pop and Up recording labels. He is passionate about helping everyday people of the whole earth to organize and sustain themselves with dignity and pleasure for the next few centuries.
  • Keith Kahn-Harris

    Keith Kahn-Harris is a London-based sociologist, teacher, writer and Jewish communal activist. He is the author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge and co-author of Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today. He occasionally blogs at metaljew.org and his website is kahn-harris.org.
  • Mark Hahn and Kim Nicolini

    Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tucson, Arizona, his work has appeared in a number of galleries there, including the Arts Eye Gallery, The Front Gallery, Metroform Ltd. Gallery, Rocket Gallery and Solar Culture Gallery. Nationally, he as also shown with the Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago as well as venues in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and featured in In Fashion Magazine and Simon Doonan's book Confessions of a Window Dresser. His photography book, Beautiful Pointless Universe, is available through Amazon.com. Kim Nicolini is an artist, poet and cultural critic living in Tucson, Arizona. Her writing has appeared in Bad Subjects, Punk Planet, CounterPunch and The Berkeley Poetry Review. She recently published her first book,Mapping the Inside Out, in conjunction with a solo gallery show by the same name.
  • Tomasz Kitlinski

    Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin. He is an activist on behalf of labor rights, and the equality of women and minorities in Poland. Tomasz is the author of The Stranger Is within Us (with P. Leszkowicz) and Love and Democracy: Reflections on the Queer Question in Poland. He studied under Julia Kristeva.
  • Asher Kohn

    Asher Kohn currently lives in Turkey, where he studies land use and disuse. He is also interested in design and failed pan-isms.
  • Yoni Kroll

    Yoni Kroll was born in Jerusalem and lives in Philadelphia. He spends most of his time perfecting his falafel recipe. He also enjoys going to too many shows and DJing on WKDU.
  • Peter Latterman

    Peter Johannes Latterman was born 1974 in Landau / Pfalz, Germany. He's lived in Berlin since 1999. Latterman likes things. Dislikes animals.
  • Mark LeVine

    Mark LeVine is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of California at Irvine, is a distinguished visiting professor at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and has been a columnist for Al Jazeera English since 2008. He is the author of “Heavy Metal Islam” and, most recently, “One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States.” He served as a producer for the documentary film “Before the Spring, After the Fall.”
  • Joe Lockard

    Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Anti-slavery Literature Project. He is the co-editor of Iraq War Cultures (Peter Lang, 2011) and the author of Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (Peter Lang, 2008). Lockard teaches early American literature, early African American literature, comparative ethnic literatures, and social protest literature.
  • Cameron Macdonald

    Cameron Macdonald is the news editor of the Elk Grove Citizen newspaper. He has also contributed music stories, interviews, and reviews to XLR8R, Sacramento News and Review, Punk Planet, The Wire, Waxpoetics, Grooves, Pitchfork Media, and Stylus. Cameron's still recovering from his poorly buried memories of Psalty the Singing Songbook that revived when he wrote his first piece for Souciant.
  • David Martinez

    David Martinez is a writer, filmmaker and political activist based in San Francisco. His work is about everything from animated bird corpses to Sudanese revolutionaries. His movies have screened everywhere from small community centers in the Midwest to film festivals in Europe. His writing has been published in The SF Bay Guardian, Filmmaker Magazine, CounterPunch, CorpWatch, and Islam Online.
  • Raz Mesinai

    Composer and producer Raz Mesinai was born in Jerusalem and raised in New York City. Mesinai's productions range from film scores and sound design to Manhattan's downtown music scene in the early '90s. Under the moniker Badawi, Mesinai's recordings have been hailed as landmark experimental dub works. His music has been performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Mutek, Elevate Festival, the Unsound Festival among others. Mesinai has received commissions from such ensembles as the Kronos Quartet and May Beiser. He is currently producing a graphic novel app and film featuring music by himself, Lustmord, Kode9, Sepalcure, Falty DL, and others.
  • Steven Michels

    Steven Michels is associate professor of political science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the author of The Case against Democracy (Praeger, 2013.) He lives in New York City.
  • Anne Elizabeth Moore

    Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, artist, and the author of Unmarketable (New Press 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Cantankerous Titles, 2011). She edited Punk Planet, The Comics Journal, and Best American Comics and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Kevin C. Moore

    Kevin C. Moore is a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a PhD in English from UCLA, where he began his current book project on writer’s block as an American cultural myth. Currently, his research interests include writing studies, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, and American intellectual history. He also writes fiction. His work has appeared in journals including Arizona Quarterly, MAKE, and Composition Studies.
  • Gary Moskowitz

    Gary Moskowitz blogs about music and other bits of culture for the New York Times and Intelligent Life, and has written for TIME Magazine and the Economist. He also teaches journalism at City University London and the London School of Journalism. Moskowitz is a member of BronzeHead.
  • Paul Mutter

    Paul Mutter is a foreign policy blogger on leave from the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism. He contributes to PBS Tehran Bureau, The Arabist, Mondoweiss, Truthout, Salon and Foreign Policy in Focus. He primarily writes about US foreign relations, Israeli politics and the Persian Gulf region.
  • Ron Nachmann

    Ron Nachmann is a writer, editor, and producer in San Francisco. He contributes to Dangerous Minds [www.dangerousminds.net] and has written for Tikkun, XLR8R, URB, the San Francisco Weekly and Bay Guardian, the Stranger, Phoenix New Times, and Houston Press. He attempts to produce music as Shockman [http://soundcloud.com/shockman.]
  • Nauman Naqvi

    Nauman Naqvi has a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, and is an Assistant Professor in the founding faculty of the Habib University project in Karachi. He has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University’s Department of Comparative Literature, and at Connecticut College’s Center for International Studies and Liberal Arts.
  • Arthur Neslen

    Arthur Neslen is the author of In your eyes a sandstorm (University of California Press, 2011) and Occupied Minds (Pluto, 2006.) He has worked for numerous international news outlets including the BBC, Al-Jazeera.net, the Economist.com, the Jane's publishing group, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, and the Evening Standard. A former International editor for the UK's Red Pepper magazine, Neslen is currently based in Brussels, Belgium, where he works as the environment and energy editor for EurActiv news agency.
  • Kim Nicolini

    Kim Nicolini is an artist, poet and cultural critic living in Tucson, Arizona. Her writing has appeared in Bad Subjects, Punk Planet, CounterPunch and The Berkeley Poetry Review. She recently published her first book,Mapping the Inside Out, in conjunction with a solo gallery show by the same name.
  • Giulia Pace

    Giulia Pace graduated from the University of Udine, where she received a degree in Russian Literature. Her academic work included a study of Anton Chekhov's short fiction translations. After working in Russia, Pace returned to Italy, where she is currently employed as a freelance translator, and studying English literature.
  • Tomas Palermo

    Tomas Palermo is a DJ, producer, writer and music consultant based in San Francisco, California. He co-founded Voltage Music in 2000 with XLR8R Magazine's Andrew Smith. The label has released 10 vinyl singles, a digital-only single by Toronto's Earlyworm and a label compilation titled Dub For The Dancefloor, which is also the label's motto. Palermo records as Double Identity and Dub I.D. for Voltage Music, Bastard Jazz and other labels.
  • Ari Paul

    Ari Paul is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and has covered politics and social movements for the Nation, the Guardian, Dissent, Jacobin, Equal Times, Al Jazeera America, the Forward, the Brooklyn Rail, and many other outlets.
  • Ari Michael and Paul Brooks

    Michael Brooks is a contributor and producer on the Majority Report, host of INTERSECTION on Aslan Media and his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Al-Monitor and Al Jazeera. Ari Paul is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and has covered politics and social movements for the Nation, the Guardian, Dissent, Jacobin, Equal Times, Al Jazeera America, the Forward, the Brooklyn Rail, and many other outlets.
  • Benoit Pioulard

    Thomas Meluch (born August 4, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter,multi-instrumentalist, writer, and photographer, best known by his pseudonym Benoit Pioulard. A veteran drummer of a half dozen bands and an avid collector of instruments and analog devices, Meluch relies on guitar and voice as the bases for his work . He currently records for Chicago's Kranky label.
  • Sticking Points

    Straight and to the point. Visual politics in the English-speaking world. A group column, by Souciant and friends.
  • Helena Ribeiro

    Helena Ribeiro is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct professor in New York City. She is currently working on her dissertation, "On the Contrary: Edgar Allan Poe, H. L. Mencken, Ezra Pound and the Aesthetics of American Belligerence."
  • Kit Rickard

    Kit (Christopher) was born in France and grew up in Ireland. He attended Trinity College Dublin and studied history, politics, German and French. After a six month stint working in Berlin, Kit is now an intern at EurActiv in Brussels, translating French to English.
  • Anahita Rouzbeh

    Anahita Rouzbeh graduated from Cornell University. Her areas of research are urban collective memories, events and public space with concentration on socio-political structure of the city. She is currently working as an architect and photographer in New York City.
  • Steven Rubio

    Steven Rubio has been a fast-food employee, steelworker, student, and teacher, but his goal has always been to be retired. His blog, Steven Rubio's Online Life, is in its ninth year. He has taught Literature, American Studies, Mass Communications, Humanities, and Critical Thinking at various schools in the California Higher Education system. His writing has been published in a variety of anthologies, including The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies, New Punk Cinema, and James Bond in the 21st Century. Steven can currently be found on the Facebook group "If They Move, Kill 'Em!", joining others in writing about his fifty favorite films of all time (#28: Fires on the Plain). He can die a happy man, now that the San Francisco Giants have finally won a World Series.
  • Robert Schrem

    Robert Schrem designs new products and services for established global firms, as well as small, highly innovative companies, for his Stuttgart-based studio, amplify. Robert is also the founder of fluegel.tv (wing.tv), Germany’s critically-acclaimed online TV station and activist media outlet.
  • Oliver Sheppard

    Oliver Sheppard is a DJ, writer, sometime-musician, and otherwise professional luftmensch currently in Texas. He ran Cultpunk.com, the radio show Radio Schizo, and currently DJs the "No Doves Fly Here" postpunk event night in Austin. His work has appeared on Z Magazine's website and in lots of anarchist/socialist magazines.
  • Danielle Sottosanti

    Danielle Sottosanti is a full-time journalist in New York City. Her work has appeared in FTfm (a Financial Times publication), Ignites, FundFire and the Arizona Daily Star. She has a master's in literature and modernity from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A. in English from the University of Arizona.
  • Joanna Steinhardt

    Joanna Steinhardt is a freelance writer in the Bay Area. Recipient of a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from Hebrew University, Steinhardt formerly served as the Program Coordinator at the Taub-Koret Center for Jewish Peoplehood, at San Francisco's Jewish Community Center (JCCSF).
  • Emanuel Stoakes

    Emanuel Stoakes is a UK-based independent journalist and researcher. His areas of interest are human rights, conflict resolution, social justice, racism and West Ham football club. He has written or contributed to articles published in The Daily Telegraph, TruthOut, The New Statesman, Mondoweiss, The Palestine Chronicle, Empirical Magazine and Souciant.
  • Spencer Sunshine

    Spencer Sunshine lives in Brooklyn and writes about anarchist intellectual history, as well as contemporary far Right and antisemitic politics. He occasionally still goes to punk shows—although now he usually stands in back. Follow him on twitter at @transform6789.
  • Mark Sussman

    Mark Sussman is a writer and a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He teaches American literature at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn. You can follow and then immediately unfollow him on Twitter @marksussman.
  • Eric Swedlund

    Eric Swedlund is a writer, photographer and editor living in Tucson, Arizona. A former award-winning daily newspaper reporter, he specialized in science, technology and higher education. Now primarily a freelance music writer, he focuses on indie, rock, folk, country and soul, and frequently travels for music festivals. His writing regularly appears in the Tucson Weekly, the East Bay Express and Zocalo Tucson. He took up photography as a toddler, and somehow never dropped it, these days focusing on portraits, nature and concerts.
  • Leshu Torchin

    Leshu Torchin is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, where she works on the subject of film and human rights advocacy. Her work has appeared in Third Text, and Cineaste. She is the author of Creating the Witness: Genocide in the Age of Film, Video and the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2012.)
  • Joshua Trivialities

    Joshua Trivialities, agnomen “Captain of Games”, is a rapidly aging hardcore enthusiast currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. He shares a living space with feline co-conspirators Newton and Edna as well as his fiancé and metal quiltessa Boo. Of late, he has been preoccupied with the pressure of finding a new obsession after he’s covered himself in tattoos.
  • Courtney Utt

    Courtney Utt is an award-winning visual designer and brand strategist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The longtime chief book designer for the legendary manga/anime imprint VIZ Media, Utt has also birthed book covers for such diverse clients as Brooklyn's Akashic Books and Oakland's PM Press, as well as CD, DVD and LP packages for the late, great experimental music imprint, Asphodel. Also a photographer, Utt's work has been recognized by Viennese analog camera manufacturer Lomo.
  • Jonah Walters

  • David Watson

    David was born in Yorkshire to a Scottish mother and a Geordie father. At the age of seven, his family moved to London, where he now lives. Passionate about social justice, cinema and the wonders of languages, he remains a faithful supporter of Newcastle United and Scotland.
  • Sam Watt

    Sam Watt is from Glasgow, where he once upon a time studied philosophy. He is now based in Berlin, where he has been involved in various social and cultural projects and is also, despite some vague vegetarianism, often spotted "beating a dead goat" in the city's music venues.
  • Josh White

    JT White is a writer based in London who blogs at Living In Philistia on politics and culture. He’s a philosophy graduate and wrote his dissertation on Marx’s theory of history and international relations.
  • Neil Wiernik

    Toronto's Neil Wiernik has released music on Noise Factory, Paper+Sound (as NAW), on Elevation Recordings, and soon, on BlRR, for post-rock project Whisper Rooom, a collaboration with Nadja's Aidan Baker. When Neil is not occupied with his musical projects, he steps into his founding curator/editor role on vagueterrain.net, an online digital arts quarterly. Neil is a member of the board of directors for musicworks magazine.
  • Tate Williams

    Tate Williams is a freelance writer, editor and nonprofit fundraiser. After growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, he attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in English and Journalism. He served as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and East Valley Tribune in his home state before beginning his freelance career. He writes about science, technology, culture and various other geeky things. He currently lives in Boston with his girlfriend Jamie, his small dog Mumu and his cat Knives.
  • Kim Winkler

    With degrees in international journalism and French-German relations, Kim works as a freelance writer and translator. She is always in pursuit of stories that peek over the edge of her horizons. Sometimes based in Berlin, other times in London, Kim is happiest with a rucksack full of curiosity, a camera and a pen on the road.
  • Patrick Worms

    When Patrick gets tired of working at his Waterloo, Belgium home, he either picks up a spade or goes to the airport. There's always a crisis somewhere that needs handling or an insight to be got, whether it's how to keep mildew off his tomatoes or Russian troops out of Tbilisi. Cambridge taught him how to keep up, the European Commission how to run from bureaucracies, and the former Soviet Union how to operate in alternate universes.