Contributors

for Online Exclusives

  • Tom Barbash is the author of the novel The Last Good Chance.
  • Judy Berman is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.
  • Alan G. Brake is an associate editor at The Architect’s Newspaper in New York.
  • T Cooper’s second novel, Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton), was published in February 2006 and cannot altogether inaccurately be summed up as the Jewish immigrant-Charles Lindbergh-Eminem novel. Cooper’s first novel, Some of the Parts, was published by Akashic Books in 2002. Cooper is also coeditor of a forthcoming anthology of original fiction entitled A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing (Akashic, August 2006).
  • Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator and author based in Venice, CA. Her writing has appeared in Modern Painters, ARTnews, TimeOut, Juxtapoz, and many others. She is currently the L.A. managing editor at Flavorpill.com and a contributing editor at its affiliate publication Artkrush.com as well as at Artweek and Art Ltd. A complete account of her published books and articles can be found at sndx.net, and she blogs daily at uber.com/snd.
  • Matthew Derby is the author of Super Flat Times. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • David Givens lives in Chicago.
  • Daniel Handler’s son can stand up all by himself.
  • Eli Horowitz lives with friends in Berkeley.
  • Liza Johnson is an artist and filmmaker.
  • Stephen Johnson bugged out completely and wound up in the bin.
  • Alan Koenig is an editor of The Old Town Review.
  • Dan Kois has worked as a film executive and a literary agent. He lives in New York City. See www.dankois.com.
  • Sigrid Nunez’s fifth novel, The Last of Her Kind (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), was published in January 2006. A new edition of her first novel, A Feather on the Breath of God (1995), was also published in January, by Picador. Nunez’s other books include the novels Naked Sleeper (1996) and Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury (1998), a mock biography of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s pet monkey. A new edition of Mitz is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press (spring 2007).
  • Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (Random House, 2003). His essays have appeared in Salon, Slate, National Geographic Traveler, and the 2000 and 2006 editions of The Best American Travel Writing. When not traveling, he is based in rural Saline County, Kansas.
  • Jim Ruland lives in Los Angeles where he writes for the punk rock zine Razorcake. He has recently completed a memoir about his experiences in the Navy, and is the recipient of a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the NEA.
  • Chloe Veltman is a journalist based in San Francisco.
  • James Verini is a journalist based in Los Angeles.
  • Baron Von Luxxury is a fake name used by Blake Robin, singer for the band Luxxury. Their debut album, Rock And Roll Is Evil, will be available Fall 2006.