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Cynthia McKelvey

Santa Cruz
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  the human-ness in science, neuroscience of the self, weird animals

Science journalist who joined the Empire

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I have been a lot of things in life. I started out as an artist when I broke from the stick figure form in elementary school. Then I specialized as a manga artist for my middle school years. I flirted with fashion design before taking an interest in psychology. From there I realized that biology ...

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@jimthecritic I saw her at the Fox in 2014 and she was amazing! I just think this space didn’t quite work for the sound. People up at the very front probably had a vastly different/possibly better experience
@jimthecritic @st_vincent Not digging the vocals + guitar over recording. Thing a backing band would make this show a lot better tbh
@united i've been on hold for 11 minutes so far listening to the same part of an elevator-music version of rhapsody in blue over and over
.@united left a voicemail saying i could get a direct flight instead of a layover. trying to determine the cost/benefit ratio of being on hold forever to claim offer vs. having to leave 20 min earlier (4am!) but not having a layover
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

We had one in kindergarten but it didn't have any ink.

How is social media changing news?

Generally: It's too fast and sloppy to be good. But the Arab Spring really demonstrated how social media can accelerate a news story.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because it's fun as hell and the dress code is flexible.