Words and talking

About

Some stuff about me.

 

-- Grew up in Deerfield, Illinois, majored in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I live in Chicago with my wife and dog.

-- I spent 11 years as the movie critic and music editor for the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, interviewing hundreds of celebrities and reviewing more than 2,000 movies. It was a lot of fun.

-- I left that job in 2016 because I was ready to try something new for a more stable organization. Right now I'm still interviewing and reporting. It has nothing to do with entertainment, and I like that. I was lucky enough to focus on that everyday for more than a decade. Now, other topics.

Favorites

Movies: Before Sunrise, Rushmore, Wet Hot American Summer, The Sandlot

Bands: Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, D'Angelo, Fall Out Boy, La Roux

Beer: Double and Imperial IPAs. Half Acre Navaja is up there.

Pizza: Deep over thin. Malnati's, Giordano's, Pequod's 

Places: Orvieto, Amsterdam, New Buffalo, New Orleans, Cinque Terre, Denver

 

 

 

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