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Next American City launch party, Wed June 17

June 15, 2009 1 comment

nactee_fullI generally don’t post about new work I’ve had published until the work in question is actually available on the newsstand, but because Next American City is hosting a rather unusual launch party for its upcoming issue 23, I figured it would be alright to break from tradition just this once. I’ll keep the solipsistic part brief: In issue 23, I have a relatively short front-of-the-book piece in the magazine’s Buzz department. It’s about a new rails-to-trails style bike path in Detroit, and it was developed, of course, as part of the long and ongoing effort to revitalize the city.

By the way, if you haven’t seen Next American City in awhile (it can sometimes be tough to find), issue 23 is the one you’ll want to come back for. According to what I heard at the last editorial meeting for freelancers and contributing writers, this will be the magazine’s very first perfect-bound issue. It’s also going to be a full eight pages thicker, and I believe those extra eight pages are being used to introduce some sort of creative or experimental new feature.

At any rate, here’s the information for the launch party. The admission price gets you your choice of a one-year subscription to the magazine, or a Next American City T-shirt. How can you not?

Next American City is throwing a party at The Royal Theater, one of Philadelphia’s historical and architectural landmarks, and you are invited! We’ll even provide the hard hats! Come join us as we celebrate the launch of Issue 23 with food, drinks and great conversation. Publisher and editor-in-chief Diana Lind will re-cap highlights from the issue, which is packed with features including a profile of Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker, an examination of air quality in American cities, and a debate about the value of convention centers. Interviews with a young environmental justice activist, a forward-thinking web entrepreneur, and an urban theorist round out the issue.

JUNE 17, 5:30-7:30 PM
1524 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Admission is free for subscribers. Admission for non-subscribers is $15 in advance or $20 at the door and includes a one-year subscription to the magazine and free entry to all NAC events.


New Travel Journalism Interview

December 29, 2008 Leave a comment

moon_pgh1Just a quick note to let everyone know about a recent interview I was fortunate enough to be a part of:

Click here to check out a Q&A interview I did for a fantastic writer’s blog called Write On! Online. The Santa Monica-based writer Debra Eckerling is the person behind the blog, which features a huge number of interviews with a fairly divergent group of both ficiton and nonfiction writers. My interview covers the world of guidebook writing and travel journalism, so give it a read if that’s a career path you happen to be interested in pursuing. goes live… finally!

May 10, 2008 Leave a comment

The Moon Handbooks Pittsburgh companion website has literally been in the works for something like 10 months now, and finally – FINALLY! – it’s now live and online. I’d be much obliged if you’d take a minute to check it out, and also if you’d be kind enough to let me know what you think.

As for myself, I’m more or less in love with it. In fact, not only is it a storefront selling discounted and autographed copies of the book – it’s also a fantastic online guide with a great Pittsburgh-places directory. I’m in the process now of gathering together a bunch of merchandise ideas (T-shirts, tote bags, etc.), so you can count on there being all sorts of great stuff for sale on the site before too long.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’re a creative Pittsburgher with something you’d like to sell on the site; assuming there’s a significant enough interest, will soon be acting as a retail store for all things Pittsburgh, like books and gift items.  

YP Media’s Latest Project Goes Live

December 17, 2007 Leave a comment

this-is-address1.gifI’m not sure why I didn’t mention this a week ago … but for those of you who haven’t had the chance to see it, YP Media’s Pioneer Content website has finally gone live. I’m absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out. If anyone is interested in talking with my designer, shoot me an e-mail ( and I’ll make sure it happens. Point your browsers toward for a look. A few things to keep in mind: The site hasn’t been optimized for all browsers just yet, which means some of you Mac users may see some wonky stuff, design-wise, when you look at the site. 

Pioneer Content was essentially created to act as my journalism portfolio, but C and I managed to dream up tons of good ideas during the site’s early stages, and many of those ideas were put into action during the design phase. For instance, if you click on the link that says This Is Our Photography, you’ll be taken to the temporary homepage of Pioneer Content Images, a royalty-free stock photography house that will operate underneath the auspices of YP Media. At this stage, however, PCI isn’t really a whole lot more than just a good idea. We will be adding images and working with new photographers soon enough, but definitely not until the end of the winter. I’ll make an annoucement here as soon as PCI starts getting a bit of wind in its sails.