Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Meet Our Fresh-Faced Summer Reporters

Nothing says summer like the arrival of fresh-faced children in our office, bearing lattes in each hand. Thanks, interns! Please welcome this season's Youngs, in alphabetical order….

Nate Hopper, Reporter, Politics

Nate Hopper is a 20-year-old magazine journalism and economics dual-major at Syracuse University. He's reported in South Africa, written for a bunch of campus publications, and will be the features editor of one in his upcoming senior year. In the meantime, he'll be reading and writing about interesting things while simultaneously honing his afternoon nap and drinking-water connoisseurship. Sometimes he writes a contemporary funk and soul music blog.

Olivia LaVecchia, Reporter, Interviews

Olivia LaVecchia has lived in five different cities this year, and now she's living in Brooklyn for the summer. She studies journalism and poetry at Northwestern, and just finished interning at Texas Monthly, where she wrote about giant strawberry shortcakes and interviewed the pyromaniac kid in Super 8.

Emily Morris, Reporter, Literary Culture

Emily Morris is a senior English major at Smith College. She spent the last year in Cordoba, Spain, where an English major makes no sense. She has interned at an art museum and a state-funded film production company. One time she sold Mary Kay by accident.

Myles Tanzer, Reporter, New York City

Myles Tanzer loves the internet. He interned for Runnin' Scared at The Village Voice for two semesters. He's also the entertainment editor of NYU Local. Myles also enjoys cooking his way through the Momofuku Cookbook and studying the discography of Common. He recently moved into a tiny apartment in the East Village. A gin and tonic is his summer drink as well as his winter, spring and fall drink.

57 Comments / Post A Comment

BadUncle (#153)

Marmalade Christ on a crumpet, Choire. Did you have a casting call for the best-looking interns in NYC? Their bios must be fictional.

keisertroll (#1,117)


Smitros (#5,315)

@keisertroll Fake bio, hell. I want a picture like theirs instead of my own.


Make sure in Tom's bio to mention his control of the largest Wawa Tea and Lemonade black market in the Western Hemisphere.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@sorry your heinous I said FAKE bio. And hush child; many cats around here go by that name.

grandpa27 (#804)

@BadUncle I hope we get weekend posts, old birds need weekend fixes.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Okay, who's going to start this round of F/M/K?

HiredGoons (#603)

@IBentMyWookie: those things are not mutually exclusive.

@IBentMyWookie As interns, I'm pretty sure they are all fucked.

MichelleDean (#7,041)

Not sure how to feel about the fact that the interns are all more accomplished than I am.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

@MichelleDean Take heart: they're almost certainly not getting paid.

HiredGoons (#603)

@IBentMyWookie: this isn't The Huffington Post.

C_Webb (#855)

@MichelleDean I'm trying to figure out the over-40 equivalent of "fresh-faced." Pretty sure it's either "desperate" or "manic."

ejcsanfran (#489)

@C_Webb: I think it's just "scowling."

brent_cox (#40)

@ejcsanfran ding.

GoGoGojira (#2,871)

@IBentMyWookie Wait, you mean "experience" and "exposure" aren't actual forms of currency?!

Multiphasic (#411)

Emily Morris is judging me.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Multiphasic Nate Hopper's third eye is staring me down.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Multiphasic: Myles looks a little smug.

barnhouse (#1,326)

@Bittersweet I'm a Myles fan on account of the gin and tonic.

Aatom (#74)

@Multiphasic Yeah, he lost me with the Momofuku thing, but I came around once I got to the G&Ts.

Aatom (#74)

@Aatom that was actually @barnhouse. The internet is hard.

The chick who spent the year in Spain didn't stab any lovers while engaged in drug fueled sex gaming, did she? Cause that can happen during a year abroad. Just kidding, these look like lovely kids. Best of luck!

C_Webb (#855)

Myles is gonna be awfully warm in that scarf.

keisertroll (#1,117)

This is what happens when American Apparel no longer hires.

Matt (#26)

Ted Leo wrote Like Water for Chocolate.

tomme (#4,473)

'Cuse is in the house! Also, good luck interns.

NinetyNine (#98)

Just make sure they all know who Bob Mould is, please.


Matt (#26)

I have all Ted Leo's concert DVDs. On VHS.

BadUncle (#153)

@NinetyNine When a former Fox Sports editor and I went west to help start a site, we made employment conditional on familiarity with The Warriors. Can you dig it?

iantenna (#5,160)

@Choire Sicha will the memo confirm what we all know to be true, that sugar is better than husker du?

scottorrot (#7,358)

@iantenna Hey now, you stop that right now.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Someone ask Judd Hirsch why he chose such a weird spelling of "Miles" for his pseudonym.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Highly suspect.

Mtanz (#9,681)

@Miles Klee Y>I.


(that's how the kids talk, right?)

Multiphasic (#411)

@Clarence Rosario Totes.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

I don't know, do any of them stand out like aAHEM on a hockey team? However, I'm sure they've got goals and they can like a pop machine.

cherrispryte (#444)

Dibs on the cute one!

hman (#53)
cherrispryte (#444)

@hman We were all a lot funnier last year, is what I just learned.

hman (#53)

@cherrispryte Hey, now I don't think—OK yeah, you're right.

jolie (#16)

@cherrispryte "FACE. BURN!" is my new old favorite thing to say!

caw_caw (#5,641)

I'm not convinced these kids are old enough to drive, let alone drink every day.

iantenna (#5,160)

@caw_caw is there a new provisional drinking license that allows those that are under 21 to drink on, like, alternating wednesdays?

caw_caw (#5,641)

@iantenna I'm going to go ask Gawker, they'll know

SeanP (#4,058)

I hope Balk is going to take Myles under his wing and get him to drink something more appropriate for the winter.

Bittersweet (#765)

@SeanP: No kidding, my gin goes into hiding in late September.

hockeymom (#143)

Who'd they have to sleep with to get the job?

roboloki (#1,724)

@hockeymom jeff barea

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

@roboloki NOT. WORTH. IT.

descie (#6,721)

I love the Awl so much that this makes me jealous even though I have an actual paying job.

Courtside (#13,988)


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