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A Conversation With Henry Allen: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Artist, Renaissance Man

Tara Taghizadeh

In this day and age, there are few writers and journalists who fit the mold of the true literary great.  There is Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker ; Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times;  Louis Menand (also of the New Yorker); and Henry Allen, the Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist, formerly of the Washington Post. God, Allen can write. For a number of young Washington-area journalists of my generation who had our eyes on the Washington Post at the start of our careers, Henry Allen’s writings represented what we hoped to achieve: the ability to craft elegant, refined, effortless prose and to present every subject matter (even the most mundane) as important and interesting.

 

Media Stereotypes of Asian-Americans Mask Reality of Community’s Struggles

Joshunda Sanders

From New York Knicks basketball star Jeremy Lin to Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the mainstream media usually portray Asian-Americans as wealthy, well-educated and foreign. The dominant cultural narrative routinely ignores working- and middle-class Asian-Americans, people of various nationalities who struggle with the same socioeconomic conditions as do other Americans.

 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Mike Mariani

Mike Mariani

Mike Mariani, a contributing writer at Highbrow Magazine,  was raised in Connecticut and now lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. While working on his Master’s in English at Fordham University, he wrote features and reviews for Premiere. His writing career expanded eclectically from there: He has written about politics, culture, international affairs, and film for The Faster Times, Cinema Blend, and L Magazine spinoff Listicles. He currently has a weekly Game of Thrones column for The Faster Times. He teaches at Mercy  College in New York

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Sam Chapin

Sam Chapin

Sam Chapin hails from Vermont but resides in Brooklyn, NY, and spends much of his free time playing with his dog and writing. He is currently co-orchestrating a musical that he wrote and is working at an off-Broadway theater in the Village. He is getting married next year and is very excited.

 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Carol Berens

Carol Berens

Carol Berens, an architect and writer, whose work concentrates on design and urban change, lives in New York. She wrote Hotel Bars and Lobbies (McGraw-Hill, 1996) and most recently, Redeveloping Industrial Sites (John Wiley, 2010), as well as articles for design and general interest magazines. She was also the associate editor for The Paris Times, a now sadly defunct English-language monthly newspaper in Paris. Although no longer practicing as an architect, she can never get away from the world of building and sees the world through architect’s eyes, always on the lookout for great design, a new detail, and the little things that make cities great. 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Chief Book Critic Lee Polevoi

Lee Polevoi

Lee Polevoi, Highbrow Magazine’s chief book critic, is a graduate of Amherst College and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He has received a Bread Loaf writing scholarship and a screenwriting fellowship sponsored by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s studio. He is the author of a novel, The Moon in Deep Winter, and is currently completing a new novel, The Confessions of Gabriel Ash.

 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Columnist Forrest Hartman

Forrest Hartman

Forrest Hartman, a Highbrow Magazine contributing writer and Video Verdict columnist, is an independent film critic whose byline has appeared in some of the nation's largest publications. He also reviews movies for several radio stations and for Fox 11 TV in Reno, N.V. When he isn’t reporting on projects of his own, you’ll find him teaching journalism and English at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

From Wall St. to the South Pacific: How Stephen Jermanok Embarked on a Life of Travel

Tara Taghizadeh

Not long ago, the art of exploration and travel writing seemed to be the exclusive right of the British. However, not to be outdone by their brethren across the Atlantic, a number of prominent American travel writers – from the late, great Mark Twain and Richard Halliburton to Paul Theroux – began to populate the field and have continuously made an impressive mark for themselves on the literary travel map. Amongst the prolific American set is Stephen Jermanok, who came to the world of travel after quitting his job as a broker in Manhattan.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Kurt Thurber

Kurt Thurber

Kurt Thurber came to Highbrow Magazine a struggling professional with a dream and stays to this day because of the rock star-like perks (booze, cash, the option to sleep in). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mary Washington College and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Villanova University. He currently uses all the knowledge he obtained from watching ‘80s action movies and seeing “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” in the theater to good use by writing for Highbrow Magazine’s entertainment section.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Christopher Karr

Christopher Karr

Christopher Karr is originally from Barbourville, Kentucky. After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Theatre, he co-founded the experimental theatre group Artemis Exchange. Since moving to New York City in 2008, Karr has written a novel, poetry, essays, a slim adaptation of the Bible, and an unfilmable screenplay based on Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. His award-winning plays have been performed in Cincinnati and Chicago. He is currently listening to the Drive soundtrack. Beyond that, he has no plans. 

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