When I was interviewing for the editor-in-chief job at my college newspaper, The Rebel Yell, I told a story of how deeply ingrained my love for journalism was: In junior high school, because there was no student-run newspaper, I just decided out of the blue one day to start one. I wrote a few reports and columns, laid it out on whatever archaic PC I owned at the time (this was the late 1980s), printed it on my dot-matrix printer, had my mom make a bunch of copies at her office, and then hand-distributed it in my classroom. I guess the administration must have liked it, because the assistant principal sought me out and gave me a pat on the back for publishing the paper. It lasted two issues, I think.
Since then, I’ve written for just about every major periodical in Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas Weekly, CityLife, VEGAS SEVEN, Desert Companion, David Magazine, and dozens others that probably aren’t in business anymore. I edited the short-lived (but long-loved) alt-culture mag Racket, and launched the entertainment gossip blog, DailyFiasco. My work has also been seen in TimeOut Las Vegas, Rolling Stone, Art+Living, and I was a local editor for the Zagat Survey. I currently write for a variety of Wendoh Media publications, as well as MGM Resorts’ M Life magazine, and whoever else needs my services. (Maybe you?)