Matthew Newton

Matthew Newton

Annals of Americus


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Contributor since:May 2009
Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

About Me

I am a writer, editor, and blogger who lives and works in the once-decaying heart of America's Rust Belt (i.e. Pittsburgh, PA). My work focuses on subculture, crime, mental health, race, class, and creativity.

My writing appears in Spin, Good, XLR8R, Next American City, RaceWire, and Swindle, among other print and online publications. I have reported on the decline of sampling in hip-hop; interviewed artists and musicians who survived Cambodia’s killing fields; investigated the struggles of U.S. military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; and shadowed graffiti writers, coaxing candid confessions about their obsession with illegal art.

If you have story ideas or tips, please email me at You can also follow me on Twitter at newtonmatthew. And I've recently launched a companion site to my blog here at True/Slant. You can check it out here.



I'm Known For...

less than the average person.

Moments I'd Like To Forget


How I Pay For This Wardrobe

Food stamps.

Blocks I've Been Around


Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Traveling the globe in a hot air balloon.

My Other Website


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Cash money.

This Is Annoying Me...

Cash money.

This Is Making Me Worry...

Cash money.

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

Cash money.

I'm Running From...

Cash money.

This Is Helping Me Create...

Cash money.

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

Cash money.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Cash money.

Can't Do Without

Cash money.

Favorite Voices

Cash money talking to me in my sleep.

My Most Awkward Moment

When I went to the bank and was informed I had no cash money.

My Secret Ambition

To someday earn cash money.

Topics Matthew follows

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