Journalism, entertainment, law, social sciences, astronomy and archaeology, food and drinks, travel.
Matt is a freelance writer and novelist that has many interests. In particular, he is interested in law, publishing, new media, entertainment, foreign films, books and social issues.
Matt studied in the English program at the University of Illinois, where he was able to complete various rhetoric, literature and creative writing classes.
Matt R has years of experience reviewing movies for a national magazine and for various websites. He has interviewed celebrities about current projects and has been a co-author of a Chicago nightlife guide. Matt has particular interest in indie and foreign films, but also a great love of comedy. Fittingly, his first interview was a with a real cut-up, the actor Kal Penn.
Matt has years of experience reviewing restaurants/nightlife for various websites and publications. He has co-authored a Chicago city guide that included scores of restaurant reviews. Matt has written about food, including cooking and dining out, for a variety of websites.
Matt has written humor pieces for the web since the late '90s. Whether he's tackling dating/relationships, writing personal humor essays or just having a light moment, Matt's brutally honest wit is a great fit for humor sites and publications.
Matt has worked for years in a legal assistant capacity. Whether in corporate law or in his current position in legal publishing, Matt is eminently familiar with legal environments, legalese and legal concepts. As an editor, Matt has a great deal of experience and he has parlayed that into writing about the law for websites.
Matt has a great love of travel, and thus far has visited three continents. Starting in high school, when Matt was an exchange student in Brazil, his great love of other cultures and societies has led him around the world. Matt has written for the web about domestic U.S. travel as well.
Matt has a great love for astronomy and archaeology, and as a "passionate amateur" follows trends, developments and news in these fields very closely. He is often found of the roof of his house in Chicago looking at the stars, thereby proving that urban astronomy is possible. He has written about his knowledge on websites.
Matt has written articles since 1997, including newspaper articles, opinions columns, movie reviews, celebrity interviews, bar/restaurant reviews and humor pieces. For the web he has written about topics as varied as careers, law, food and astronomy.
Matt has written press releases for student groups, causes and independent book publishers.
Matt has co-authored a nightlife and restaurant city guide for Chicago and is the author of one novel.