Because I don’t want to be the last person on earth without a web presence….

I’ve been threatening to do this for a while. And more than a few friends have wondered why its taken this long. But I decided to pull the trigger today, in part so that I can say I’ve followed at least one of my New Year’s resolutions. So here we are: day one of the Mirkintile Exchange, my own personal plot of the blogosphere. 


I’ve been planning this for a while. Planning might be too strong a word. I’ve been contemplating this, which is a whole different matter. Sketching it out in my mind, making mental notes and, true to form, waiting until the last possible minute to really do anything about it. So this is very much a work-in-progress. Right now I’m leaning toward viewing it as my digital office, a place I have to show up everyday and produce my quota of 750 words. Reviews, essays, the occasional reported piece, arts, politics, humor, spleen, and bouts of conscience. 


I’m excited (and a little scared). 


NP: The Band, Rock of Ages (recorded New Year’s Eve 1971). Image



About Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS. He currently edits View all posts by Steven Mirkin

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