Hello – and welcome to my blog. I’m an arts journalist, an independent scholar and researcher, and a bookseller. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and have long lived in San Francisco, California.

As a nonfiction writer, I’ve authored hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, journals and websites including, most recently, the Huffington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. I write about books, authors, film, popular culture, and the visual arts.

My journalism has been collected in books published by the likes of HarperCollins and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In 2010, I edited and wrote the introduction to the “Louise Brooks Edition” of Margarete Bohme’s classic novel, The Diary of a Lost Girl. Film critic Leonard Maltin praised it as a work of “passion” and “enormous research.” (The Diary of a Lost Girl will be released as an e-book in late 2011.)

Diary of a Lost GirlI am also the founding Director of the Louise Brooks Society, an online archive and international fan club dedicated to the legendary silent film star. As Director, I’ve curated exhibits & screenings, contributed to books, appeared on television and radio, and introduced the actress’ films around the world. The LBS and its award winning website, blog and online radio station have been hailed in both the New York Times and USA Today. [read more]

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As a film historian & bookseller, I’ve given talks, introduced speakers, conducted onstage interviews and participated in panel discussions at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Village Voice Bookshop, Action Cinema (Paris), San Francisco Public Library, and San Francisco Silent Film Festival. I’ve also been the subject of stories in various print and online media including Publisher’s Weekly and Wired, as well as on Turner Classic Movies, National Public Radio, MSNBC and elsewhere. [read more]

I’m married, and am a history & music buff, internet enthuisiast, and a dog owner caretaker. And thank you for visiting.

You can find my work at:

San Francisco Chronicle / City Brights

The Huffington Post


The San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s blog

The Louise Brooks Society


The Louise Brooks Society blog

I can also be found at Togather.


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