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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.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Eugene Durante

Eugene Durante

Eugene Durante is a contributing writer at Highbrow Magazine. He is a Police Officer and former Welfare Fraud Investigator. Born in Brooklyn, Durante is a fourth-generation resident of Coney Island. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is an avid poker player and frequently writes about topics related to New York. 

Paying Homage to ‘El Diario,’ the Oldest Spanish-Language Daily in the U.S.

Angelo Falcon

When earlier this year the Argentinian newspaper, La Nación, bought ImpreMedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa, La Opinión and other US-based Spanish-language newspapers, they made assurances, like most buyers initially do, that not much would change. However, recent changes they have announced for their new properties seem to point to the real possibility that El Diario-La Prensa' s days may be numbered. The city's Latino community may have to speak up now if they want to see this historic paper (and now news site) to continue to operate. 

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. 

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