Drew Tewksbury
Drew Tewksbury

Drew Tewksbury is Managing Editor and Producer of Artbound. He comes from a diverse media background, having worked as a producer for NPR show News and Notes, a regular music columnist for L.A. Weekly’s West Coast Sound, and Senior Writer/ Contributing Editor for Flaunt Magazine.

He has produced bi-weekly, on-air music review pieces for KPCC’s Madeleine Brand Show, and he has curated Los Angeles Magazine’s Guide section. As a freelance arts and culture journalist/critic, he has written and produced pieces for NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ Los Angeles Times, BoxOffice Magazine, NME, Art News, Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage Magazine, Swindle Magazine, Style in Progress (Austria), People Magazine, and more.

Drew also has taught Entertainment Journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and at Loyola Marymount University.

Q&A

LOCATION: Los Angeles

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Art and music that breaks convention, haunts my memory, or clutches onto my heart.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Sunday picnics in Topanga Canyon

FAVORITE WRITERS: Mike Sager, Chuck Klosterman, Jorge Luis Borges

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Prince

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Tracy Emin

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Slow, super sludgey rock, maybe Om, the Melvins, or Sunn o))). Krautrock works too, maybe Neu! or Can, and perhaps pulsating jazz or electro, like Steve Reich or Konono No.1.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: After spending over a decade in Los Angeles, I’m still discovering new things about this city. Whether I’m watching movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catching an opera in a warehouse, or eating a bacon wrapped hotdog from vendors outside Dodger stadium, L.A. provides an unending cavalcade of stimulus.

Recent Articles
A.L. Steiner: Beyond Electroclash
A.L. Steiner: Beyond Electroclash
Artbound sat down with A.L. Steiner to discuss the relationship between the band Chicks on Speed, and her art featured in the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2014.
Danielle Dean: My Own Multiplicities
Danielle Dean: My Own Multiplicities
Artbound caught up with multi-disciplinary artist Danielle Dean to discuss her influences and her project for the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. exhibition.
Helen Pashgian Considers Light and Its Absence
Helen Pashgian Considers Light and Its Absence
"Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible" features the first large-scale sculptural installation by the pioneer of the Light and Space movement.
PHOTOS:
PHOTOS: "Fútbol, the Beautiful Game" at LACMA
LACMA's "Fútbol: the Beautiful Game" presents offerings by nearly 30 artists whose works center in some way on the global sport.
Chelsea Wolfe and the Art of Darkness
Chelsea Wolfe and the Art of Darkness
Chelsea Wolfe brought her atmospheric brand of rock to the KCET studios for a special session exclusively for Artbound and a dedicated group of Wolfe's followers.
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
LACMA's exhibition "Agnès Varda in Californialand" presents works based on the auteur's time in our state, featuring photographs and film ephemera.
First Listen: Best Coast Perform New Songs from 'Fade Away'
First Listen: Best Coast Perform New Songs from 'Fade Away'
Best Coast stopped by the KCET studios in Burbank to perform a set of new songs and a few of their hits for an audience of superfans.
Photos: Doug Aitken's Station to Station Stops By Los Angeles
Photos: Doug Aitken's Station to Station Stops By Los Angeles
Musicians Beck, No Age, and Dan Deacon performed at "Station to Station," Doug Aitken's traveling multimedia showcase and public art project that has made a stop at L.A's Union Station.
MOCAtv: Brian Butler and the Art of Darkness
MOCAtv: Brian Butler and the Art of Darkness
Elevating mystic practices to the status of art -- or elevating art to the status of ritual --Brian Butler's films and performances are themselves Orphic ceremonies and Satanic rites.
Photos: Inside the Skeleton of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum
Photos: Inside the Skeleton of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum
Artbound ventured into the bones of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum in progress.
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