A magazine  journalist since 1978, but from 2001, as the profession was put up on the rack and overhauled for the digital age, I've wandered afield from time to time.... See resume on  linkedin.com.

 

2020

Notable pieces:

"The Last Water Fountain: The Struggle Against Systemic Racism in Classical Music" San Francisco Classical Voice

"The Unintended Beauty of Starlings " Nautilus - Issue 83: Intelligence ...

 

2019

Notable pieces:

"We Need to Talk About Peat" Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

"The Legacy of Dr. Legato" San Francisco Classical Voice  (SF Press Club Award/feature)

"States of Denial" San Francisco Classical Voice (SF Press Club Award/Investigative Reporting)

2018

Notable pieces:

“The Extremity of Love: Wu Han and David Finckels Chamber Music Odyssey." San Francisco  Classical Voice  (SF Press Club Award/Feature)

“In an Age of Ultra-Nationalism What Happens to Music” San Francisco Classical Voice (SF Press Club Award/Feature)

"Midori in the Zone"  San Francisco Classical Voice (SF Press Club Award/Feature)

 

2017

Notable piece:

“Van Cliburn and the Cruelty of the Piano". San Francisco Classical Voice (SF Press Club Award/Feature)

A 60-minute Discovery Channel documentary, produced by Vanity Fair Confidential (TrueEntertainment) , debuted in early 2017. This was based on a story I wrote for Vanity Fair in 1990, about a condemned serial killer named Doug Clark and his one time lover, Carol Bundy. I have long argued that Clark needs a new trial. This documentary is not an accurate rendering of the case and leaves out the failing of police to solve the case weeks before Carol Bundy turned herself into police and implicated Clark.

2016

Notable piece.

"The Artist of the Unbreakable Code"  Nautilus - Issue 6: Secret Codes ...

2002 - 2004. Public Information Officer for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. (SFDA Terence Hallinan pictured above outside the Hall of Justice in San Francisco).

2004 - 2006. Lecturer at Al Akhawayan University, a small American-style university in Ifrane, Morocco . Not far from Fez.

2006 - 2010. Fulltime editorial consultant to a news aggregator and information marketplace, founded by Louis Borders. In Redwood Shores, California.