Performing arts critic for the Tampa Bay Times.

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I cover performing arts for the Tampa Bay Times, the largest newspaper in the Southeastern United States. Primarily those fields are theater, opera and the Florida Orchestra, but sometimes the work extends to dance and comedy. Before that I covered other things, including the lives of interesting...

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@torch437 — 783 followers, 637 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Today was the whataboutism apocalypse in my mentions.

Nov 17, 2017

A health-exuding restaurant menu announces the chicken were "cage-free." That's nice so far as it goes. But as far as us being nice guys goes, isn't there something we're leaving out: The little matter of the chicken's life? (Not vegetarian but starting to consider it.)

Nov 17, 2017

@mWilstory Yes, existential, as in being willing to own the action, no good or evil attached, and take whatever consequences may result from hitting Send.

Nov 16, 2017

Retweets are not carbon copies of someone else’s experiences or take. But I do find this interesting.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/what-happens-when-men-say-metoo-too-20171031 

Nov 15, 2017

Okay, @CNN has a report of a live slave auction they secretly filmed in Libya.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

First job with master's degree on staff at newspaper was my current one, in 2005, as editorial assistant at a bureau.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For decades.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you are always working on your craft, diverging into what has worked for others while also deepening the groove into the self.