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 — 763 followers, 589 tweets

Jul 19, 2017

Pretty devastating analysis by @HBO Jim Lampley on McGregor-Mayweather as a "Riggs-King" freak show and mismatch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jv49_Xx6xU&feature=share 

Jul 17, 2017

Stores at Tampa's International Plaza are like dancers. Your eye instantly skips over most of them, then settles on one.

Jul 15, 2017

@LarryUpdike @CHSommers I like the line, "We can only effectively challenge bad ideas if we actually know what they are."

Jul 12, 2017

RT @Olivianuzzi: @TheRickWilson This isn't cool. How would you like it if someone tweeted an embarrassing, unconfirmed anecdote about you?

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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.