Hello! I am the editor of Greenfriar.
I’ve been a writer, reporter, editor, “humorist,” publisher, author, songwriter, blogger, cartoonist, web designer, radio announcer, truck driver and other things related and/or unrelated to words, sounds and animated gifs.
From 2006 through early 2012, I was editor of the “notorious political gossip/satire website” Wonkette.com. Previously, I edited another Gawker Media site, SPLOID. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was the writer/editor/sorcerer behind a number of independent news operations including the LA Examiner (both the website and the single-issue Los Angeles weekly published by former mayor Richard Riordan) and Tabloid.net. I’ve been a daily newspaper reporter, foreign correspondent and a wire service editor in Washington D.C. Like most writers, I like the idea of writing books a lot more than actually writing them, but a couple of weird novel things have surfaced.
Also, I’ve written for a bunch of respectable titles, despite lacking the necessary free-lancer abilities such as “pitching stories” and “answering the phone.” Just look at all these titles of things that have published stuff I’ve written: The New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, New York magazine, Reason, A Critique of America, Radar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles CityBeat, Sydney Daily Telegraph, Irish Times, Detroit Metro Times, Prospect (UK), and many others.
After a brief retirement involving Occupy Wall Street, fiction, and environmental pranks/wizardry, I spent some time working with my friends Alex and Choire at a delightful New York web presence called The Awl. You can read some of those things, if you’d like. Then I spent another year at Gawker.com—that link will take you to some recent stuff. And then, finally, I launched the environmental-nature-fun site I’ve been threatening to start for years. It’s called Greenfriar. Thank you for visiting. Please check the area under your seat to see if you’ve forgotten anything. You can send me an email, too.