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Michael Smith, Jr.

Content Ninja

Location icon United States of America

Marketing and communications professional with experience creating content on subject matter ranging from country music to beekeeping in Ancient Egypt * Nashville by way of Brooklyn.

Contact me at [email protected] for more information.

Portfolio

Belle Meade Living

Belle Meade Living
10/01/2016
Tuckering Down: Interview with Maggie and Will Tucker

Maggie and Will Tucker are Nashville natives who have lived in Belle Meade since 2007. Belle Meade Living caught up with the Tuckers to learn more about their background, why they love Nashville, and Maggie’s new store Magpies Girl. Tell us about yourselves. I grew up in Franklin and went to Grassland, Franklin High, and Belmont. I worked in the retail industry for about eight years, beginning with a startup in Atlanta, and then Katy’s Hallmark and lululemon in Nashville; I experienced...

Belle Meade Living
11/01/2016
Precious Pets: Their Royal Highnesses Leo and Chloe

Residents Chip Wilkison and Caitlin Kelley have been friends for years and now their dogs are following in their footsteps – or more aptly, their paw-steps. Chip welcomed his four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Chloe into his life two years ago after her previous owner parted ways with her. Caitlin also brought her two-year-old Goldendoodle Leo home two years ago, after importing him from a dog breeder in Wisconsin. Good things appear to come in twos for Chip and Caitlin who moved...

The Standard Magazine

The Standard Magazine
09/01/2016
Member Spotlight: Johnny Weber

The face of success is different for every man, but for John Weber it’s not a face at all: it’s a head of hair. Weber is the largest franchisee of Sport Clips, the men and boy’s haircut chain with more than 1,500 stores in the United States and Canada. After initially working in the automotive and healthcare industries, Weber discovered Sport Clips at a franchise show in Las Vegas almost nine years ago. From a business standpoint, the company made perfect sense to Weber, who recalls his...

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press
04/01/2015
Disruptive Power — Press Kit

In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors like Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks are changing the way the world works and disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. In DISRUPTIVE POWER: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age, Taylor Owen provides readers with a sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are shaking up the working of the institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs, including humanitarianism, war,...

Oxford University Press
12/01/2015
Big Dreams — Galley Letter

The 15th century manual written to punish people who consorted with demons, called The Hammer of Witches, presented dreams as one of the ways that witches communicated with the Devil. This close association of witchcraft and dreaming in Christian demonology had devastating consequences during the 17th century New England witch trials, with several courts condemning a person on trial for witchcraft based on the dreams others had about the accused. In BIG DREAMS: The Science of Dreaming and the...

Oxford University Press
11/01/2015
The Tears of Re

According to Egyptian mythology, when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried, his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground. In THE TEARS OF RE, author Gene Kritsky delivers the first book to examine the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture, through the lenses of linguistics, archaeology, religion, health, and economics. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society, and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to...

MusicRow Magazine

MusicRow Magazine
Author Archive

Michael Smith served as the Operations Manager at MusicRow Enterprises, where he worked in the sales and editorial departments, and manages MusicRow's CountryBreakout Chart.

MusicRow Magazine
11/01/2013
Writers' Notes Expanded: Ruston Kelley

I spoke with Ruston Kelly at a Nashville café, while cigarette smoke drifted past us from a nearby table. The day was humid and Kelly was wearing a short sleeve shirt, which exposed the large black bird tattooed on his left arm. Kelly is somewhat of a bird himself, flying from one place to the next

MusicRow Magazine
03/01/2014
MusicRow's No. 1 Challenge Coin

For thousands of years, people have honored one another with coins, influencing posterity to do the same. After winning the decisive battle that would make him Rome’s first emperor, Augustus Caesar minted coins to celebrate his victory, solidifying his legacy in small, round pieces of metal.

MusicRow Magazine
01/01/2014
Rowfile: Scott Scovill

Over the course of his career, Scott Scovill has established himself as a formidable player in the music industry, with ownership in three companies and clientele ranging from Alan Jackson to The Rolling Stones. It may be surprising, however, to learn that such a successful man entered the industry on a whim after a chance encounter with U2’s road crew in the late eighties.

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene
Britney Spears w/Nicki Minaj

Few celebrities can survive the ebb and flow of stardom without enduring a little scandal, and Britney Spears has endured a lot. But that's what makes her such a novelty. The sweet Southern girl turned media darling has weathered two marriages, a conservatorship and a stint in the UCLA psychiatric ward, yet she has managed to maintain a staggeringly high level of popularity with fans the world over.

Nashville Scene
Germantown Street Festival and Oktoberfest

Nashville will be treated to not one but two tributes to the world-famous Bavarian beer festival, and fortunately for us, they take place side by side. The Germantown Street Festival features 17 musical acts on three different stages, including everyone from Germantown local Heath Forbes to '80s cover band The Spazmatics and Billboard-topping artist Shelly Fairchild.

Nashville Scene
Pick of the Day: The Addams Family at TPAC

The Addams Family Where: Jackson Hall, TPAC When: Through Jan. 8782-4040$28-$60; check prices here Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, this grim parody of the nuclear family was first published in The New Yorker in 1938 before enjoying a successful television run in the '60s, numerous film adaptations and now a transformation onto the stage.

New York University — Summer Publishing Institute

New York University
07/11/2014
Final Project — Amaranth Books Catalog

Fictional publishing house created as the final project of NYU's Summer Publishing Institute, which immerses students in an intense, six-week study of book, magazine, and digital publishing.

The Occidental Weekly

The Occidental Weekly
Author Archive

The Official Newspaper of Occidental College Since 1893.

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