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Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Michael Cancella

Michael Cancella

Michael Cancella, a Highbrow Magazine contributor, graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A in History in 2010.  After graduating he worked in the finance industry at a hedge fund startup and is currently going through the CFA Program in an effort to broaden his knowledge of finance and the economy. A desire to place current events in historical context has inspired him to pursue efforts in financial journalism, which in turn has evolved into a freelance writing career with a broad scope of topic interests including politics, domestic social issues, global events, sports, as well as finance and the economy. 

The View From the Right: An Interview With Tucker Carlson

Tara Taghizadeh

Tucker Carlson is that rarity in the sea of conservatives. He has opposed the Iraq War, been a vocal critic of George W. Bush, is a devoted Grateful Dead fan to boot, and once traveled to Africa with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Carlson, along with the New York Times’ David Brooks, is the type of conservative whom liberals may disagree with, but ultimately (and perhaps grudgingly) respect. Carlson currently serves as the Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief, an online publication he co-founded with Neil Patel, which has made its mark as a lively bastion of conservative thought, boasting millions of readers, brash and theatrical headlines, and even a "Guns and Gear" section.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Liz Appleby

Liz Appleby

Liz Appleby, a contributing writer at Highbrow Magazine, is originally from the North East of England. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, she moved to London where she has lived since 2003. She works as a freelance writer, researcher and consultant in the creative and digital media industries. Liz has written extensively about the arts, including articles on the late John Cage, Public Enemy, and David Hockney.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Assistant Managing Editor Zach Napolitano

Zach Napolitano

Highbrow Magazine assistant managing editor Zach Napolitano is regarded as one of the last true custodians of the English language. That is mainly because he financed his degrees from Fordham University and Brooklyn College through janitorial work. In addition to fixing, and occasionally making, pages for Highbrow Magazine, he’s contributed to Long Island Pulse Magazine and has been awarded for his writing in media research by the New York State Communication Association. Zach currently resides in Babylon, New York. 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Loren DiBlasi

Loren DiBlasi

Loren DiBlasi is a freelance writer/blogger based in New York City. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College as a double major in English and Art History. Loren loves music, film, art, fashion, and all aspects of pop culture, which she writes about frequently. Her articles for Highbrow Magazine have included coverage of Golden Globe-nominated films; a look at the Oscars; and a political essay about how the 2012 presidential candidates utilize social media in their campaigns. 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Mark Bizzell

Mark Bizzell

Mark Bizzell is a recovering Texan who for the past 20 years has called California home and paradise.  After working in PR for many years, he is now doing penance by exposing truth to power and having a bit of fun writing about culture also.  Living in the City of Angeles, he is enrolled in the writer’s program at UCLA and volunteers at the Taproot Foundation. He has written entertainment and news features for Highbrow Magazine, including articles about the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling; remembering the glory days of American television; and an an interview with author Rosencrans Baldwin among others. 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Elizabeth Pyjov

Elizabeth Pyjov

Elizabeth Pyjov  was a Romance Languages and Literatures major and Classics minor at Harvard University, where she was an Arts editor for the Harvard Crimson and had a foreign film column. Her senior thesis was about meta-cinema in the auteur film. In the past she has worked for Italian television at RAI International in Rome, the United Nations in Geneva, and for Porto dei Poeti, an international poetry festival in Cesenatico, Italy. Elizabeth is fluent in five languages and has worked or studied in six different countries. She is currently working as a translator of Italian poetry and  writes about the Arts for Highbrow Magazine.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a contributing writer for Highbrow Magazine. He is also a researcher, author, and educator. He has published book chapters, reports, and articles on a wide range of topics, including television, culture, ideology, immigration policy activism, program evaluations, and music. Some of his articles for the magazine have included an essay on the comeback of vinyl records, the Woody Guthrie Centennial, and an interview with Paris Review Editor, Lorin Stein.

Lorin Stein, The Paris Review’s Wonderboy, Channels the Late, Great George Plimpton

Benjamin Wright

Lorin Stein, the current editor of the Paris Review, has been described by literary agent Ira Silverberg in a New York Times profile piece as “the best thing to happen to The Paris Review since George Plimpton.” That rather bold statement is not the least undeserved. The magazine has undergone some highly lauded renovations since Stein assumed the helm, among which are the redesign of the magazine itself and, more notably, the overhaul of the Review website, which now includes free online access to the celebrated Paris Review interview archives. 

What Would Gloria Steinem Think?

Nancy Lackey Shaffer

When Gawker Media’s Jezebel debuted in 2007, its mix of pop culture and feminist snark garnered some 10 million monthly page views, stealing thunder (and traffic) from its parent site, Gawker.com. At the same time, statistics showed that women were surpassing men in terms of Internet usage. Women were going online in unprecedented amounts, and the public was starting to notice. Women continue to use the Internet as a tool for organizing and discourse, largely through blogs and social media sites.

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