October 17, 2015

Christian Thompson

Christian Thompson &mdash Editor Biography


  • Undergraduate:
  • BA, Individualized Study (politics and theater)
  • New York University

Teaching and Editing Experience:

  • Christian Thompson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and is interested in words, people, and bicycles. He fostered all three interests in college, captaining the school’s cycling team while studying political theory and performing in several theatrical productions. He has worked for several years as a test-prep and academic subject tutor, and he currently writes album reviews for Tiny Mix Tapes, a website dedicated to film and music. A recent college graduate, he is in the process of expanding his reading material beyond political commentary, historical non-fiction, and Ikea instruction manuals. His favorite punctuation mark is the suspended hyphen.

Favorite Periodicals:

  • Jacobin Magazine
  • Peloton
  • The New Yorker

Favorite Books:

  • The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck
  • Orientalism — Edward Said
  • Gravity’s Rainbow — Thomas Pynchon
  • A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
  • The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes — Bill Watterson
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox — Roald Dahl
  • Frankenstein — Mary Shelley
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again — David Foster Wallace
  • Embryoyo — Dean Young