Brian Howe is an AAN Award-winning arts and culture journalist, critic, and editor covering music, visual art, dance, theater, books, film, and interesting people and places. He is the managing arts and culture editor of INDY Week, the progressive weekly serving Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC.
In addition to writing for Pitchfork since 2003, he has also contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Spin, Hyperallergic, Paste Magazine, Edge Magazine, eMusic/Wondering Sound, Kill Screen, The Fanzine, Craftsmanship Quarterly, and others. His national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia include first place for arts criticism and second place for arts features. He also won a state award for arts and entertainment reporting from the North Carolina Press Association. And he has worked as a copywriter for arts institutions such as Duke Performances, where he also interviewed dozens of world-class performing artists as editor of the blog The Thread.
His poetry, sound art, and videos have appeared in journals, chapbooks, readings, and festivals often enough that writing about himself in the third person does not even faze him. His manuscript Wolf Intervals, ten years in the making, was a semifinalist in the most recent Fence Modern Poets Series contest. Formerly the curator of the itinerant Wax Wroth Reading Series, he's currently hosting a salon-style series called Howse Party.