I’m a writer in New York. I’ve done stuff for The New Yorker, Slate, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Daily Beast, The New Inquiry, n+1, Forbes, The New Republic, The Paris Review, LA Review of Books, Aeon, Adult, Hazlitt, Guernica, Complex, Kill Screen, Saveur, Billboard, IGN, Paste, Bookforum, The Believer, Men’s Health, Edge, ABC World News, 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 movie financing and fantasies of identity in Hollywood, and I contributed an essay about poverty and urban sprawl to the anthology City by City: Dispatches From the American Metropolis published by 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