Writer, editor, consultant, producer, RECOUP podcast cohost/prod/composer. Strategy work in journalism, publishing, entertainment, the arts, and media content, including digital, mobile, and social. Experience includes NPR cultural producer/editor (radio to digital), New Yorker freelancer, NYT contributor, Inc. contrib editor, LA Times music reviewer, Slate regular, Travel + Leisure correspondent, etc. I maintain deep expertise in concert ("classical") music and arts criticism, although I love many other genres and like to challenge the ears. I'm a proud former Tower Records employee and professional concert violinist.