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Kevin Koczwara

Worcester, MA
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  soccer, long-form features, sports, general news, beer, music, mls, major league soccer, usmnt

Freelance Journalist. kkoczwar[at]gmail[dot]com

Worcester, Mass, based journalist whose work has been featured in Men's Journal, Howler, VICE, The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Rolling Stone, SB Nation longform, to name a few.

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What was your first job as a journalist?


Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Often.

How is social media changing news?

It makes it more interactive. Readers and sources now add on to the narrative.

This Undertaker Buries the Bodies Nobody Else Will Touch — "People say to me sometimes, 'We don't go to you because you bury those people' - the poor people," Peter Stefan tells me in the second-floor office of his Worcester, MA funeral home. "I say, 'Then don't come. We don't need you.' You bury who you bury."

Profile of Madison Hughes, Captain of US Rugby — adison Hughes sits in front of a Starbucks, smoothie on the table in front of him, his hair tussled in that Southern California way, dark and wavy. He has a frat-boy smile, big white teeth. He's walked here from his apartment to meet me on a rare day off from training.

One Last Vacation | Made Man — Nearly everyone told my wife Dawn and me about the daily rain showers in Hawaii during the summer. Afternoon showers roll in like the soft summer waves off of Oahu. The drops fall from the sky while the sun glistens from a distance. Drive five minutes in any direction and the rain disappears.

Celebrity Chef Eric Ripert Explains How to Cook With Passion — The Avec Eric host talks about his new book, his spiritual connection to cooking, and how TV elevated cooking into an art form. Eric Ripert has built a reputation as one of the United State's preeminent chefs. His restaurant, Le Bernardin, which he co-owns, is the recipient of three Michelin stars, the highest rating given out in the food world.

The Man Who Buries Everyone — Peter Stefan has a job few people ask for: laying to rest society's forgotten and unwanted "People say to me sometimes, 'We don't go to you because you bury those people ' - the poor people," Peter Stefan tells me in the second-floor office of his Worcester, MA funeral home.

Ma's Donut Shop does things the old-fashioned way — NEW BEDFORD - The only surefire way to get a doughnut from Ma's Donut and Coffee Shop is to call in and order the night before. The shop, which opens at 3:30 a.m., can't keep up with demand on most days.

Cider House Rules — Maloney sits down at a small table on the front porch of the house where he grew up. Insects sing their songs of summer; Snowball the dog romps in the long grass; and laundry hangs on a line that stretches from the side of the house to a one-room cabin, West County's original tasting room.

How To Sell A Soccer Team, Or The Rebirth Of The Boston Breakers — Lindsay and Anne Clemons drive their red Toyota RAV4 into Harvard Stadium, and men in orange vests direct them, in twists and turns, to the rear of the crowded parking lot. They are closer to the high school lacrosse games unfolding on the fields in the distance than they are to the stadium, but Lindsay and Anne are not there for that.

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer — Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the new, Winter 2015 issue of Howler, an independent American magazine about soccer. See what else is in the new issue here. "Here in a funny hat" -Ted Westervelt 202-XXX-XXXX June 2014 I've ordered a pint of Great Divide and texted the subject of the profile I've traveled to Denver, Colorado to write about, letting him know I've made it to the British Bulldog.

The World's Most Terrifying Race — "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus A sense of dread has hung over Jason Spare's life. Spare's father was 33 years old when he had his first heart attack. It almost killed him.
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Oct 23, 2016

RT @UnusualEfforts: We've now been informed that City definitely have A BACK THREE. We don't think Pep would like you using such absolutes, announcers.

Oct 21, 2016

RT @leung: .@CharlieBakerMA says @NERevolution stadium in Dorchester "could be really terrific" as talks w/ @UMass continue.…

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