We’ve had a pretty star-studded, smart, stylish stable of contributors to IBC over the past two years (!), and the other day I was looking at the list of who’s written for us and wondered: what are these bad-asses doing right now?
So I did what you do: I sent an email and now, for your click-through enjoyment at the start of summer, a brief summary of what some of the brightest minds I know are doing. You now have even more awesome reading/viewing/listening material. You’re welcome.
*Some people didn’t get back to me in time, in which case I may have Googled them and guessed. Or just guessed.
Takeaway: everyone is amazing all the time.
Michael Braithwaite, Co-Editor, Co-Founder
Michael is kicking ass and taking names, and I’m not just being biased. See: her film reviews on the Rumpus and her new series on the wedding industrial complex for Bitch as examples.
Thomas Page McBee, Co-Editor, Co-Founder
That’s me! When not working eternally on my memoir, I’m mostly writing a series on masculinity and transliness called “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus and artfully queering the Boston Phoenix. If you want, follow me here.
Michelle Tea, Co-Founder
Leo Plass, Co-Founder
I’m not sure what Leo’s up to, but I bet that, whatever it is, it’s handsome.
And, as for our guest bloggers:
Adam’s focusing on his music. Check out his band, Tenderfoot.
Tyler runs the amazing antiques store, Heir. You already want everything.
Shawna is a hurricane of incredible projects. Check them all out:
Anisse is the film editor at the Rumpus, and also she writes brilliantly.
Holly runs the very cool C.L.A.P. (Creative Ladies are Powerful) project, which, she says, “… covers a wide range of topics, everything from feminist art gallery shows, to the morals of Ru Paul’s drag race, to mix tape playlists, to an upcoming article on being in a bi-sexual polyamorous relationships.”
Cheryl says things are “quiet” currently, but we keep up with her over at Poets and Writers, where she does an incredible job.
Do you know that Terry is a rock-and-roll star? It’s true. New projects:
Luff – “Maybe Its Just Sleeping” (released April 2012)
with a special shout-out to the track Terry helped create, which is now a video directed by Leah Meyerhoff.
Matthew co-edits the beautiful Headmaster magazine.
Carrie “spent the spring teaching and mentoring and graphic designing two books.” Rad!
Ben has been killing it as a blogger for City Lights.
Whatever Sloane’s doing, she’s doing it with style and grace.
Olexandra is doing a million cool things! She’s in a band called the Peptides, doing another small electronic project, her face is on billboards all over Ottawa (see above), she’s worked on a short film that’s currently being submitted to festivals (acting and composing), and she’s been writing a bunch of stuff, including this.
Kiki is somewhere in Aspen, being super cool and very arty.
Sara is a health coach, which is rad because, as she notes, health is “always stylish.”
Cat is working on this awesome movie, Swap.
Malic just wrapped up an excellent series on gender for Bitch.