|Contributor since:||August 2009|
About 5 years ago I started a crime blog on my own, on a lark. A dark lark, I guess. Then, for whatever reason, it turned into a 'thing.' Since then I've written for TruTV, Radar Magazine, ASSME and Village Voice Media. As a crime-related talking head I've appeared on Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS and was even part of an aborted series pilot on TruTV. My crime-blogging has received notice in several publications, including Rolling Stone's ranking of two sites as among the top 5 true crime sites on the 'Net in 2006. Village Voice Media brought me on-board to run The True Crime Report in 2008. I'm on Twitter: @SteveHuff.
I'm Known For...
crime writing and blogging - TrueCrimeWeblog.com and TrueCrimeReport.com
My Greatest Achievement
I don't know yet. Overall: my kids.
My Biggest Regret
Being born with the baldness gene.
I Truly Respect
anyone with the chutzpah and stick-to-itiveness to write a book.
Moments I'd Like To Forget
will not be reproduced here, since I'd like to forget them.
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
with blogging, yo.
Things That Really Happened
I really was a Metropolitan Opera District Audition finalist.
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
Because there is good solo work to be done here.
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
A Taste of Thai Red Curry noodles. Indian food, in general, Twitter, and Adult Swim.
This Is Annoying Me...
The hideously polarized state of our nation's politics. Bloggers who don't know the difference between snark and sociopathy.
This Is Making Me Worry...
My blood pressure.
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
Music - I majored in music - my kids and my wife. And my kitty cat.
I'm Running From...
Failure, much of the time.
This Is Helping Me Create...
Music of: Coldplay, Wagner, Verdi, Smashing Pumpkins, goth rock in general, Sigur Ros, David Lynch (his films too). Writing by: T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Truman Capote, Ann Rule, Cormac McCarthy.
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
Red Bull. Hard & fast.
This Makes My Teeth Itch
Bloggers, much of the time, even though I am one.
Can't Do Without
Music: Pavarotti, Bjoerling, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming, Amy Lee, any wailer like Steve Perry or Brad Delp. Reading: Capote, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Sandburg, Eliot, Faulkner, Williams, Fitzgerald, Stephen King, Caitlin R. Kiernan.
My Most Awkward Moment
When I told the man who'd composed an opera in which I'd just played a role that my parents liked it, because their tastes were kind of "plebiean." I meant it as a compliment, too. I was 19, is my excuse.
My Secret Ambition
Is to form an a cappella ensemble of classically-trained vocalists and cover Renaissance, Classical and contemporary pop music. And Metal. Lots of Metal.