Tom Roston

Tom Roston has been writing and editing stories about American culture for close to twenty years. He provided an eye-opening look back at the restaurant Windows on the World, drove across Montana with Viggo Mortensen, gaped while Tom Cruise jumped on a couch (just months before that other couch-jumping incident), and got tattoos (not matching) with Angelina Jolie. Roston mostly writes about movies, pop culture, and life in his hometown, New York City. He started out at The Nation magazine, worked at Vanity Fair for three years, and then spent ten years, mostly as a senior editor, at Premiere magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York, Food Republic, Spin, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Manhattan, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. In addition to freelance work, he writes a weekly blog about documentaries for PBS’ award-winning POV website; he’s also on contract as a consultant to the City of New York for Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Dads initiative. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, where he mostly avoids writing about himself in the third person.

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