Music critic, historian
Humanities and Sciences


BA, SUNY at Buffalo

professional experience includes

Curator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; consultant, Grammy Museum; senior editor, Creem; editor-in-chief, MTV To Go; executive producer, RCA Heritage Series; chairman, Liner Notes Committee, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Books and anthologies include

Laughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley, The Rolling Stone Record Guide, Brooklyn: A State of Mind

Publications include

The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Creem,, Huffington Post

Awards include

American Folklife Center; Library of Congress; ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award; Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual