I am a Creative Historian with a background in art history, curation, filmmaking, and journalism. I have written for publications such as "The American Prospect," "The Atlantic," "L.A. Weekly," "Paste," and "The Village Voice." I am the author of "Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Era" (Santa Monica Press), and "Out of My Head: The Imaginary Creatures of Josep Baqué" (Norton/Fantagraphics). I have produced documentaries for the BBC, PBS, and Showtime, and am the co-director of the feature-length film "As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez." My Master's degree is from Brooklyn College and I live in New York City.