During my time working as editor of Panorama and Playbill magazines in Boston, I got the chance to interview some amazing people. Officer Dic Donohue was bouncing back strong after being injured in a shootout following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tracy Morgan was slightly grumpy — but still funny.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was eloquent and approachable.
Chef Paul Wahlberg was content to let his brothers have the spotlight.
Red Sox backup catcher David Ross had recently signed a $6.2 million deal for the season.
Brothers JP and Paul Norden — both of whom lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings — had just released a book to share their story.
I recently started contributing to Paste magazine’s Drink section. My first two pieces are about the draft cocktail trend and ridiculously expensive cocktails. Give ’em a read!
This is my first contribution to GM’s Drive the District blog. It’s all about bottled cocktails, a trend that’s catching on in Boston ever-so-slowly. Read it here.
I chatted with Mike Birbiglia a few weeks before his Boston shows. Talking to him is pretty much the same as listening to him on stage/the radio/TV—he’s approachable, self-deprecating, and completely hilarious. Read the interview here.
Shayla Roland, a fellow University of Mary Washington alum, took part in a special project at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. She visited the home of Matthew Shepard, the young gay man who was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, and sifted through thousands of letters to put together a moving exhibition. Read about her in the UMW alumni magazine.
Distilleries are popping up all over Charleston. Serial entrepreneur Scott Blackwell brings vodka, rum, and sorghum whiskey to the scene with High Wire Distilling Co. Here’s the story in Charleston magazine.
Boston and Cambridge have so many outstanding restaurants that I’m just starting to scratch the surface after six months here. I checked out Chef Nookie Postal’s new place Commonwealth soon after it opened. Here’s what I thought.