Art of Fine Cigars
I built my career as an independent journalist during my 22 years in Washington, D.C., after earning a master’s degree in 1986 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Reporting for print and web media ranging from the Advocate to The Atlantic, The Huffington Post to the Washington Post, I built a reputation as an insightful interviewer and skilled writer. For nearly three decades, I have reported on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kirkus Reviews called my University of Chicago Press book Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America “The most important AIDS chronicle since Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On.” The book won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award ‘Editors’ Choice’ award and was named an “honored book” by the American Library Association. The interviews and other research materials I used to develop Victory Deferred are part of a special collection curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. I am also the author of Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco/Dance Music, The Art of Fine Cigars, and, most recently, my 2014 children’s book Wilhelmina Goes Wandering—based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut. I teach emergent media reporting and social media strategy at Eastern Connecticut State University. I'm an avid cook, gardener, and hobbyist photographer.
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