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
KCET Sessions: Chicano/Son
KCET Sessions: Chicano/Son
Polyglot rockers Chicano/Son visited the KCET Studios for a lively session of their son jarocho flavored songs from East L.A.
Sacred Bones Brings Brooklyn to the Desert
Sacred Bones Brings Brooklyn to the Desert
Artbound caught up with Taylor Brode of Brooklyn label Sacred Bones to discuss their five year anniversary show in Pioneertown and what role Joshua Tree plays in their imaginations.
The Milk Carton Kids and the Bittersweet Soul of Folk
The Milk Carton Kids and the Bittersweet Soul of Folk
The Milk Carton Kids play the Luckman Auditorium December 1. Artbound caught up with the duo to explore the craft behind their bittersweet brand of Americana.
Artbound Wins at National Entertainment Journalism Awards
Artbound Wins at National Entertainment Journalism Awards
Artbound was presented with the 1st Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Short" at the 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards for our story, Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art.
Falling In Love With A Story: Christiane Kubrick on the Legacy of Stanley Kubrick
Falling In Love With A Story: Christiane Kubrick on the Legacy of Stanley Kubrick
LACMA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences debut the first U.S. retrospective of Kubrick's work on November 1. Artbound caught up with Christiane Harlan, Kubrick's wife of over four decades.
Jan Harlan: The Man Behind Stanley Kubrick
Jan Harlan: The Man Behind Stanley Kubrick
LACMA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences debut the first U.S. retrospective of Kubrick's work on November 1. Artbound caught up with Jan Harlan, Kubrick's producer of all his films after "Barry Lyndon" (1975) to talk about the work of the legendary director.
Adolescence, Remixed: Charlie White and Boom Bip's
Adolescence, Remixed: Charlie White and Boom Bip's "Music for Sleeping Children"
Visual artist Charlie White collaborates with avant electronic musician Boom Bip aka Brian Hollon, on a new endeavor, Music For Sleeping Children, which pairs interviews with adolescent girls with club-rocking beats.
Craft Happening: Tanya Aguiñiga Vs. the Beverly Hills Police
Craft Happening: Tanya Aguiñiga Vs. the Beverly Hills Police
Tijuana-born, L.A.-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga is known for her furniture that is covered with felt. For her "performance crafting" collaboration with Artbound, she trades place with her objects, and invites a group of workers to cover her from head-to-toe in felt.
A Conversation On Sound With Isis' Aaron Turner, William Fowler Collins, Artist Steve Roden, and Curator Robert Crouch
A Conversation On Sound With Isis' Aaron Turner, William Fowler Collins, Artist Steve Roden, and Curator Robert Crouch
At the recent performance of A Slow Unraveling, the nature of sound and music was given a stress test as musicians and artists pushed the artform to its limits, and beyond.
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
An image doesn't always tell the whole story. To find out what really happens in front of -- and behind -- the lens, Artbound asked a few of the Dirty Lights Exhibit photographers to select one of their photos from the exhibit, and give us a story to go with it.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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