Dutch Godshalk

Independent Journalist

Location icon United States of America

My work has appeared internationally in The Guardian, Thrillist, Men's Health, Billy Penn, Time Out London, and many other news outlets.

Since 2014, I've earned four first-place Keystone Press Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, under the Feature Beat Reporting and Personality Profile categories.

As a culture writer, I've reported on live concerts, restaurants/dining, museum exhibitions, films, TV shows, live comedy shows, festivals, and more.

Here's a (certainly incomplete) list of the many artists I've interviewed over the years:

Buddy Guy, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Brian Wilson, John Hodgman, Nels Cline (Wilco), John Stirratt (Wilco), actor David Morse, comedian Eugene Mirman, Interpol, Dr. Dog, Julien Baker, David Bromberg, chef Lidia Bastianich, Deer Tick, Ages and Ages, Field Report, Lucy Dacus, Son Little, The Felice Brothers, Car Seat Headrest, Algiers, James Cotton, Chad Rosenthal ("Food Network Star," "Chopped"), artist David Plunkert, Roadkill Ghost Choir, David Wax Museum, The Districts, film critic Carrie Rickey, filmmaker Michelle Major, Oscar-winning sound editor David E. Stone, Ben Goldberg, Scott Kremp (ABC's "The Goldbergs"), film composer Antonio Sanchez ("Birdman"), Nathan East, Rob Bruce ("Comic Book Men"), comic book artist Jamar Nicholas, filmmaker Daniel Sickles ("Mala Mala"), Andrew Lipke (Get the Led Out).


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Algiers talk Charleston, Donald Trump and ghosts of the south

STORY WRITTEN BY DUTCH GODSHALK [email protected] @dutchgodshalk on Twitter Not two days after a gunman opened fire in the historically-black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., June 17 - killing nine and raising to a scream the already-fervent national debate on racism in the U.S.

Veteran actor David Morse on the struggles of breaking into Hollywood

David Morse's career as an actor began after he graduated from high school - but it wasn't a year after he graduated, or a couple months. It wasn't even a week. Less than 24 hours after donning his cap and gown, a 17-year-old Morse had his thumb out on the highway, hitching a ride for Cape Cod, Mass, making his way to the Boston Repertory Theatre.

Men's Health
His Parkinson's Hasn't Slowed Him Down-It's Only Made Him Run Harder

Three days into the 2009 Marathon Des Sables-a grueling, 156-mile footrace through the Sahara Desert-Alex Flynn realized he was lost. Separated from his group, Flynn stopped, did a full 360-degree spin, and saw barren horizons in every direction. It was a blisteringly hot day.

Ages and Ages keep their demons at bay

[email protected] Twitter: @DutchGodshalk About 70 miles north of his hometown, Portland, Ore., and deep in the woods of Washington State, Tim Perry of Ages and Ages found himself removed from the world, of his own volition. The songwriter had fully immersed himself in a 10-day, silent meditation retreat, where he wasn't allowed to speak or write or play an instrument.

Montgomery Media
BEING SANTA: Moose Ott looks back on decades as Mr. Claus

BEING SANTA: Santa by Train's Moose Ott looks back on decades as Ambler's Mr. Claus - AMBLER >> Somewhere inside Doug "Moose" Ott's cozy, two-story Ambler residence - in front of which sits a sign reading "Moose Hollow" - hangs a crimson robe that touches the floor, along with a matching cotton-tipped hat.

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