I am a seasoned journalist and culture critic with over 20 years' experience as a staff writer, editor, columnist, and humorist in alternative and online media. I also serve as publicist for the Coalition of Black Veterans and am responsible for all of the organization's published materials, as well as coordinating publicity across the country for its various causes. I am very versatile and can write anything, from ad copy-- which I did for Google Offers as a contracted writer-- to satire, which I often do in my blogs. I'm especially good at improving existing communications in companies that might need an injection of freshness, energy, and focus.
Katy St. Clair on Broadly
By Katy St. Clair, PDS volunteer Lisa grabs a big handful of packaged tights from the back room and then heads out to the sales floor. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it, because she has worked at Banana Republic now for 15 years. Lisa has Down Syndrome.
Start placing your bets: Kanye West has promised he won't talk smack about anyone for six whole months, according to the New York Post. Think he can do it? Nah. West likely reached this epiphany after he saw all of the year-end "biggest jerk in showbiz" lists he topped.
On a recent Saturday, Mike Patton, the former frontman for the platinum-selling rock band Faith No More, is indulging his inner collector-nerd. Record stores are Patton's home away from home, and he mows through the CD racks of this one, in the Bay Area of his native California, with zealous concentration, occasionally bursting out with an excited "Oh, have you seen this?"
Piece for Huffpo about an organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities.
Article promoting the Coalition of Black Veterans
"Ooooh, man, I can't wait to see Huey!" said my client Sean, busily brushing his hair. I work with Sean in a day program for people with developmental disabilities. In addition to some mental retardation, he has severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
I suppose the argument could be made that the world needs another tiki bar, especially after the sad demise of the Tonga Room. Cocktail purists will decry the idea as sooo 1990s, but who needs them and their faded Gearhead tattoos, anyway? S.F.'s latest has set up shop (hut?)
A link to a series of blurbs I wrote as Calendar Editor at Oakland Magazine
This is the last week Planet Clairwill appear at the beginning of the music section, as its author has relinquished her role as music editor and become a staff writer. Planet Clair will remain a biweekly item in the music section.
Before the traveling garden gnome became a feature in the Travelocity ad campaign-postcards of a jolly little sculpture in a red cap posed in front of world landmarks-it was a quirky footnote in 2001's quirkiest film, Amélie.
Note: this story was originally published in the East Bay Express on September 15, 2000. How do you prepare to meet a monster? This question came to me as I found myself crying in the grocery line, drinking more beer than necessary, and having more and more difficulty focusing my thoughts.
Paula Deen's back, y'all, and she took them lemons she was pelted with and made herself a honkin' lemon meringue pie. She just launched PDN, or the Paula Deen Network online. For just about 10 bucks a month you can soak yourself in all things Deen, including the entire back catalog of her show that ran on Food Network.