Hello 2020! In 2019 I started writing for National Geographic Traveler. My first piece looks at former industrial sites across the Midwest that have been repurposed for retail, condominiums, art studios, and more. From gritty to pretty? That pretty much sums it up. Check it out here.
I also started writing for The Daily Beast this year. My first piece was this summer when The Rolling Stones kicked off their recent tour at Soldier Field. That marks the third time (at least) I’ve reviewed the Stones at Soldier Field, although I’ve reported on other shows at the United Center and Wrigley Field. Amazingly, the band was in top form after being away for many years. Check out the review here.
My play TAKE ME received positive reviews during its May-June run at Strawdog in Chicago. We are now seeking commercial producers to help us tune up the play in a workshop and then stage it for another run. Check out the reviews here.
Finally, I profiled a series of Chicago artists for Chicago Magazine. My favorite profile was of Chris Ligon, probably the most under-appreciated songwriter in Chicago. Think of him as this city’s Harry Nilsson. Make sure you scout out his music. Read the profile here.