I'm Adam Baer, the writer, editor, content strategy consultant, and musician. Originally from NY. Now in LA.
Adam Baer is a New York-born writer of essays, humor, scripts, stories, and articles as well as an editor and creative content strategy consultant for print and digital. Originally a professional musician, Adam is a former NPR producer and music/culture critic with reviewing and feature-writing experience from the LA Times, Washington Post, Slate, New Republic, and New Yorker. Adam has launched, created, and managed national editorial digital and online projects like popular websites for NPR cultural and music programming. In publishing, Adam has also written op-eds, columns, interviews, profiles, features, literary non-fiction, and news reportage about many topics outside of and intersecting with music. These include film, comedy, books, technology, business, travel, architecture, food, health, style, design, policy, the environment, and science. Adam's pieces have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, The Believer, GQ, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country, The Financial Times Magazine, New York, Israel's Haaretz Friday Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Details, Wired, on NPR, and in many other publications. Adam's literary essays and non-fiction stories have been anthologized in popular books and collections including Before and After; Lost and Found: Stories from New York; and A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise. Adam is currently a co-founder as well as the editor-at-large and travel editor of The Faster Times, a new breed of Internet newspaper created in 2009 and profiled in the New York Observer and New York Times Magazine. He is a proponent of creative transmedia storytelling (with experience in filmmaking and video) as well as the resurgence of print and long-form stories, and he serves as editor-at-large for BETA, a forthcoming print travel quarterly from the Matador Network. Adam studied music at the Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Tanglewood, and Aspen Music Festival. He attended Johns Hopkins University and eventually the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to play and work on music-related projects in a variety of popular and not-so-popular genres. His personal website is adambaer.com, and his blog is Glass Shallot. He can write short, but profiles on profile sites that one is writing about for a magazine story should be thorough.