Robert O'Connor

About Me

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I’m a freelance journalist, writer and editor. I’ve been a co-editor of 3:AM Magazine since 2010 and a regular contributor to Spike Magazine since 2011. I’m always up for new work, so feel free to get in touch if you’re interested.

I started as a journalist at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where I graduated in 2009. I worked on the school newspaper and had a show on the student radio station. I also freelanced for the Chi-Town Daily News and interned at Time Out Chicago.

My work has appeared in the New Indian Express (Chennai), Hot Press (Ireland), Shanghaiist, The Rising Nepal and a few other places.

Interests:

  • History: Oral, East Asian, European, British, American, Social, Cultural
  • Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies
  • Mythology
  • Music: Rock, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Classical. Anything good.

CLIPS

Reviews

Book: “’Sweet Judy Blue Eyes’ by Judy Collins.” Spike, Dec. 22, 2011

Book: “’Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert.” Spike, Dec. 6, 2011

Book: “’Everything Is An Afterthought: The Life And Writings of Paul Nelson’ by Kevin Avery." Spike, Nov. 21, 2011

Film: “The Adventures of Tintin,” Spike, Nov. 7, 2011


Co-edited “Lumpen” Issue #120


Where Craft Beer is Brewing in Chicago" Blackline Review

Travelers Find Welcome in Englewood" Gapersblock

Studs Terkel series done for 3:AM, Feb.-May 2012

US Mayors list" Citymayors.com

Chicago: The most American city brand,” Citymayors.com, Aug. 17, 2011

The Marvelous Captain Fawcett,” Spike Magazine, Oct. 12, 2011

The Soma Record Story,” Spike, Jul. 11, 2011

Bringing It All Back Home: Dylan at 70,” Spike, May 24, 2011

History of crime in the Twin Cities for 3:AM

The Shame of Minneapolis

The Big Fellow and the Cardinal

St. Paul’s Gangster Era

Shall Make No Law

Closing the Shop

A look at the Chicago Daily News

A Writer’s Paper

Bringing the World to Chicago