|Contributor since:||May 2009|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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...
This Is Annoying Me...
This Is Making Me Worry...
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
I'm Running From...
This Is Helping Me Create...
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
This Makes My Teeth Itch
Can't Do Without
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.