I’m a writer in New York. I’ve done stuff for The New Yorker, Slate, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, Al Jazeera America, The Washington Post, ABC World News, n+1, Forbes, The Paris Review, Complex, The New Republic, Adult, LA Review of Books, Aeon, Hazlitt, Guernica, Kill Screen, Saveur, Billboard, IGN, Paste, Bookforum, The Believer, Men’s Health, Edge, The Millions, Nerve, B&N Review, Fanzine, The Faster Times, Gamasutra, The Monarch Review and others. I’m also author of the Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men, the forthcoming eBook The Anamnesis Industry about the end of the movie industry, and I contributed an essay about poverty and urban sprawl to the anthology City by City: Dispatches From the American Metropolis published by Faber and Faber in May 2015. I also made a single issue digital magazine called Poshlost.
I used to work in movies, assisting the producer on Donnie Darko and Brokedown Palace. I’ve directed two short films, written some screenplays, and I did Peace Corps twice, in China and Madagascar.
You can reach me at mikthom AT gmail DOT com or on Twitter @mike_thomsen