Brian Howe is a critic, reporter, and editor who covers culture in all its forms, from visual art and dance to music and video games. He is the managing arts and culture editor of INDY Week, the progressive alt-weekly serving Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On the national level, he writes criticism of contemporary music for Pitchfork and SPIN. He has also contributed to Hyperallergic, Paste Magazine, Edge Magazine, Wondering Sound, Kill Screen, among others. His writing has appeared in critical anthologies such as The Poetics of American Song Lyrics and Late Century Dream: Movements in the US Indie Music Underground. Previous deep dives into how interesting things are made delved into Afrofuturist puppets, hand-lathed records, and virtual reality. For more, visit www.waxwroth.com.