Articles and thoughts by Peter Holslin

My work

I am the Music Editor at San Diego CityBeat, an alt-weekly in San Diego, California. (Click here to check out all of my articles for CityBeat.) Here’s a look at the different stuff I’ve done over the years:

Coverage of my alma mater, The New School. In 2006-2007, I served as Editor in Chief of Inprint, the school newspaper now called The New School Free Press. In the four years I studied at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, I also served as staff writer and news editor. Mostly, I covered the university administration, including debates over policy, operations and curricula. I wrote the articles posted here in my senior year, from 2007-2008, when I was a staff writer. Sadly, not everything is available online.

Thoughts and writings about the Iraq War. As a journalism student with a focus in history, I focused my studies on the history of Mesopotamia/Iraq and the current occupation. These entries include “Iraq Watch,” a column on the war in Iraq that I wrote for The New School Free Press.

Music reviews and artist profiles. I have written extensively about music of all kinds over the years. Among the musicians I’ve written about are fiercely experimental artists, one-man dance parties and African agit-pop icons.

Dispatches from East Africa. In the summer of 2008, I spent two months in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda with a friend and colleague, Hannah Rappleye, occasionally posting dispatches on my blog. We spent much of the time in Northern Uganda, reporting on the aftermath of a 20-year civil war in which the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel army of child soldiers that’s still active in Central Africa, terrorized the local population.


Written by Peter Holslin

November 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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