I am a Boston, Mass.-based writer, editor, and cultural semiotics analyst. I'm cofounder of the websites HiLobrow (named by TIME one of the Best Blogs of 2010), Significant Objects, and Semionaut. I've been a columnist for the Boston Globe, the Observer (London), Feed.com, and the Idler; and I've toiled as a magazine, website, and newspaper editor. I'm coauthor/editor of Taking Things Seriously (2007) and The Idler's Glossary (2008). In the '90s I published the intellectual/pop culture zine Hermenaut. Currently working on a Significant Objects book (Fantagraphics, 2011) and a propædeutic enchiridion (Bloomsbury, 2012).