Drew Tewksbury
Drew Tewksbury

Drew Tewksbury is a Los Angeles-based cultural journalist, editor, photographer, and multimedia producer.

Tewksbury is the managing editor / co-producer for KCET-TV's Artbound, a transmedia project providing in-depth arts/culture coverage of 11 counties in Southern California. He develops, assigns, and edits content from more than 50 contributors stationed across the state, writes feature articles, and helps develop documentary segments broadcast on Artbound’s TV show aired on KCET public media.

For Artbound Presents: Studio A, a music performance show on KCET TV, he assists in production of online editorial content and booking musical acts.

As a journalist, Tewksbury has written and reported feature articles or radio pieces for: National Public Radio (NPR), Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A Weekly, KPCC Southern California Public Radio, NME (U.K), Billboard Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Flaunt Magazine, SWINDLE Magazine, URB Magazine, Filter Magazine, Intersections (International), Style In Progress (Austria), People Magazine, US Weekly.

From 2010-2013, Tewksbury wrote and voiced bi-monthly on-air music review segments, "New Music Tuesday," aired on KPCC Southern California Public Radio's Take Two Show (formerly the Madeleine Brand Show). He was a producer for National Public Radio’s News and Notes.

As an educator, Tewksbury teaches Entertainment Journalism at University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has taught Cultural Journalism at Loyola Marymount University.

He’s a graduate from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Masters Program.

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
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
Artbound contributor Patrick McGrew passed away last week.
Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights
Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights
Heidi Duckler's latest performance, "Expulsion," positions her dancers throughout scaffolding in Boyle Heights.
The Indelible Grooves of Sahy Uhns
The Indelible Grooves of Sahy Uhns
Artbound sat down with L.A. producer Madison Burgin, aka Sahy Uhns, to discuss how California and technology made him the musician he is today.
The World, Considered: Sharon Lockhart's Watchful Eye
The World, Considered: Sharon Lockhart's Watchful Eye
Filmmaker Sharon Lockhart intently interprets the world under her watchful lens.
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Artbound sat down with artist/musician Llyn Foulkes to discuss the psychology behind his works, how music soothes his soul, and what he really thinks about the art establishment.
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
Alyse Emdur explores the hand-crafted murals produced by prison inmates, which show whimsical worlds conjured from the inmates' imaginations.
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.
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Architecture/ Design

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

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Community Arts

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

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Cultural Politics

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

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Film & Media Arts

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

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Literature

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

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

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

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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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