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This is very true!
One Friday evening this past summer, my friend and I arrived at Joseph Meyerhoff Hall, home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for an all-Beethoven program. But we didn’t go straight in. First, we stopped at a stand outside for some Duckpin Ale, an excellent pale ale made by Baltimore’s Union...
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You get to listen in on a delightful conversation with +Olivia O of Strangers With Style and +Maggie Cawley of Maggie Maps and Boomerang Geospatial. +Sharon Paley and I had a lot of fun talking with these guys about arts, culture, tech, mapping the world and tiny Baltimore corners of it, and a host of newsy things.
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The "public beta" of our new online show (i.e., podcast.) More news and discussion about all things Baltimore and beyond is coming soon.
In this "Episode Zero" of our new online show, Andrew Hazlett ([@andrewhazlett]( and Sharon Paley ([@sharon_paley]( discuss recent news and talk with local "evil genius for good" Hasdai Westbrook (...
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Blast From the Past: Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station Finally Completed

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Now showing: a piece of American history, recreated. Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Filling Station has been built at the Pierce-Arrow Museum, for public viewi...
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My forthcoming political memoir will be entitled "Dauntless Pluck" 

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But on a second try, I got "Earnest Audacity" I think I'll stick with that one. :-)
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An alternative to the techno-suspicious Authors Guild examined by +Virginia Postrel  #writing  
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My new personal site (very beta). Needs a lot more, but it is surprising how much time it takes to get the foundation set up and functional.
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An Onion classic in honor of Canada Day!
It’s Monday morning, and Toronto resident Steve Dorman shares a quick breakfast of “eggs” (a native food) with his “wife” (an officially state-sanctioned mate), and discusses yesterday’s poor showing by the hometown team in “baseball” (a popular local spo...
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Very lucky to be near here at least weekly
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    Nonfiction Writing, 2013 - present
  • Wesleyan University
    Philosophy, 1989 - 1994
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Connecting people & ideas in Baltimore and elsewhere - working with words, tech, and culture
Introduction

I'm a writer. A media maker. Culture blogger & podcaster, book critic, former federal bureaucrat, generalist without a niche. Co-founder of CreateBaltimore. Proprietor of The New Modern.  I use Twitter a lot.

Most recently, I worked at gb.tc connecting people doing innovative and creative things in Baltimore. Previously, I analyzed Baltimore's news journalism ecosystem with the NewsTrust project. I spent seven years in Washington as an appointee at the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to freelance writing and book research, helped craft and promote innovative public policy solutions for cities at the Manhattan Institute in New York.

A general purpose enthusiast of books, history, art and culture. Writer and interviewer.

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Raised by two public school teachers, I grew up outside Frederick, Maryland—then a more rural place than it is now.  I studied philosophy, art history, and history at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

During my freshman year at Wesleyan, there was a series of unfortunate events… racial discord, vitriolic protests, the firebombing of the college president’s office, and, finally, the murder of a student activist.  Twenty years later, those experiences still linger in my mind.  I researched and started writing a book on the subject, but had to set it aside because of the demands of my most recent job.  I may yet return to that story.

Fortunately, the rest of my college experience was mild and enlightening.  After graduating, I moved to Boston where I apprenticed in the book world as a research assistant on a project about fifty years of African-American history and social progress.

I went on to work for many years in the overlapping worlds of think tanks, book publishing, journalism, and public policy.  I spent several years at the Manhattan Institute in New York, eventually becoming the director of the Institute’s book program.  I worked with authors, agents, publicists, reviewers, and both trade and academic publishers.  In my own time, I published some freelance book reviews in the Wall Street Journal and some more obscure places.  I also ran an online literary magazine—called “The Occasional”—from 1999 until I became a government bureaucrat in 2002.
 
For seven years, I served on the senior staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  A small federal agency, NEH rarely gets the praise it deserves for supporting scholarship, education, preservation, and public programs in history, philosophy, archeology, art history, and all the disciplines of the humanities.  While at the NEH I was very fortunate to spend so much time immersed in these subjects.  It really was a graduate education for me (as much as the Johns Hopkins program I’m enrolled in now).

All in all, I’ve learned very little about a great many things.  But, even as a generalist, there are some books and topics to which I’m especially drawn: history, architecture and art history, literary criticism, film, and music.  I’m usually reading several books at a time, but one of them always deals with the history and culture of India—a nation of strong personal and intellectual interest to me.  Seven years working in D.C. cudgeled away a once-avid interest in politics, but I remain deeply interested in the competing ideas and values that drive political trends.  I’m also making slow, slow progress on a lifetime reading list of classics and a 500+ Netflix queue of films of varying quality.  I’m growing to love Hulu and movies via iTunes.

Since emerging from the government cocoon, I’ve reacquainted myself with online publishing and explored the wild new media frontiers. 
I have worked as a writer/researcher on the NewsTrust Baltimore project and, for about a year and a half, was producer of the TummelVision podcast. 

My greatest joy is spending time with my wife Geetanjali and our young daughter.
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Connector of people and ideas, writer, podcaster, parent, cultural worker
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  • The New Modern
    Proprietor, 2009 - present
    http://thenewmodern.net
  • Hack Baltimore
    Co-founder, 2014 - 2014
  • gb.tc
    Operative, community organizer, & media strategist, 2011 - 2014
  • TummelVision.tv
    Producer, 2010 - 2012
  • NewsTrust Baltimore
    Writer, 2011 - 2011
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
    2002 - 2009
  • Manhattan Institute
    1995 - 2001
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Frederick, MD - New York, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Cambridge, MA - Middletown, CT - Harpers Ferry, WV
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