As for my background, I started writing professionally about 10 years ago. I've written for The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and Spin, among other publications. Much of my journalistic work deals with music, and I've served as Pop Music Critic for the Buffalo News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I also wrote a biography of the late, great R&B singer, Luther Vandross: Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross.
I've spent a lot of my life in school (something I don't necessarily recommend, but it is what it is). I hold a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park, and am Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Illinois University.
So, what's up with me now? I still write a lot (currently working on a novel), listen to lots of music (check out my DJ site for my music mixes), go to strip clubs (hit me up if u wanna "wing"), and love taking pictures.
My motto is: dream big and go for exactly what you want in life. Lots of crazy, cool shit will happen. Trust.
So, I went to the Lucky Horseshoe tonight to finally meet Cameron Marshall--a guy who, if you read my blog, you know that I've had a crush on for over a year. Anyway, he was a sweet guy as I expected. But the funny thing is that he had the impression that I've been talking shit about him. Now, any regular reader of my blog knows that I don't talk shit about anybody, especially porn boys. I think the hypocritical way that most guys treat them is bullshit (the way they jerk off to them in private, and judge them in public.) So, needless to say, I was bothered that Cameron thought I was a jerk. The only thing I remember doing is that, last year, I playfully pretended that he kept jumping in front of my camera, when, really, I was looking out for him. (You can view the post here.) But it was totally a joke. I'm just one of those immature guys, who's perpetually in the 3rd grade, meaning that I kinda have to make fun of guys who I think are cute. (My friends say that the only way they know I like a guy is if I'm mean to him.) So, as a mea culpa, I'm posting my favorite pictures that I've taken of Cameron Marshall. For the record, I think Cameron is cute, nice, and awesome. And the camera f--king loves him!
Are we cool now, Cameron? Lemme know. Your buddy - Craig
P.S. You can read and see everything I've ever posted about Cameron here. If you think I need to apologize for anything else, just let me know : )
AMERICAN BOYS is a photo diary chronicling my adventures in gay strip clubs across the country from 2006 - 2009. It includes scenes from XL (Providence, RI), Tea Room Theatre (San Francisco, CA), Nob Hill (San Francisco, CA), Splash (New York, NY), Mr. Black (New York, NY), Hydrate (Chicago, IL), and Spin (Chicago, IL).