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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. 

Straight Up, No Chaser: Why the ‘Table of Truth’ Is a Smash Hit

Nadine Friedman

Billing themselves as the black male version of “The View,” the Table of Truth can’t be accused of plowing an oversaturated field.  And listening to the podcast’s Backlash episode, the conversation meandering from planking to the dearth of African-American comic book heroes, it’s kind of  true.  Except Elisabeth Hasselback couldn’t improve a 19th-century tale of a slave with superpowers like these guys can.  The Table of Truth -- four friends and entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of hat tilting -- broadcasts  conversations you overhear on the subway and quote to your friends later.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Rachael Jennings

Rachael Jennings

Rachael Jennings is a contributing writer at Highbrow Magazine. She has mainly freelanced for local newspapers — most recently, The Addison Independent in Vermont. Her creative writing has been published in Off Course, Strange Horizons, Mason's Road, Eclectica, and elsewhere. Currently, she lives, teaches, writes, works, and finds adventures in Brooklyn, New York.

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer/Photographer Christopher Moraff

Christopher Moraff

Christopher Moraff is a journalist, writer and photographer whose reporting covers topics ranging from art to politics. His journalism, commentary and criticism have appeared in a number of publications, including The American Prospect, World Politics Review, Design Bureau magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, AlterNet and In These Times – where he serves on the Board of Editors. He is a news features correspondent for The Philadelphia Tribune and writes a weekly column on national politics and current affairs for Philadelphia Magazine's blog, The Philly Post. 

Meet the Staff at Highbrow Magazine: Q&A With Writer Maggie Hennefeld

Maggie Hennefeld

Maggie Hennefeld, a contributing writer at Highbrow Magazine, hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and currently lives in Providence, R.I., studying in a Modern Culture and Media Ph.D. Program at Brown University. She worked for four years during college as a writer and section editor of 34th Street, the weekly Arts and Entertainment magazine of The Daily Pennsylvanian. Maggie has published in academic journals including Screen and Media Fields and has articles forthcoming in Alphaville and Comedy Studies. She is currently working on her dissertation, titled “The Politics of Film Comedy: From Vaudeville to Terrorism.”

Investigating the Murder of Journalist Chauncey Bailey

Peter Schurmann

On Aug. 2, 2007, veteran journalist Chauncey Bailey was murdered in Oakland, Calif., for a story he was working on about Your Black Muslim Bakery, a local business that fronted for an organized crime operation. Bailey’s murder was the first assassination of a journalist over a domestic story in the United States since 1976. Award-winning investigative reporter and author Thomas Peele spoke with New America Media about his work on the Chauncey Bailey Project -- a collaboration of journalists that formed to finish the work Bailey was doing -- and his new book, Killing the Messenger. 

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