I am a freelance writer and editor with an interest in music, art, and culture. Some of the things I’ve written include: an essay about Karin Dreijer‘s contribution to music; a profile of N.Y.C. collective and DJ agency Discwoman; an interview with author Maggie Nelson about nuance; a conversation with avant-garde cinema legend Jonas Mekas about art and spirituality; an investigation into non-consensual drugging in the music industry; a feature about the politics and aesthetics of design collective Metahaven; cover stories on Grimes (2012) and Sampha (2016); and a column for NPR MusicMy bylines include Pitchfork, Dazed & ConfusedVultureThe Guardianand Interview Magazine.

I was the managing editor of The FADER in New York from 2014-’18. Before that, I was an editor at Dummy in London from 2009-’13. I have edited cover stories, profiles, personal essays, political commentary, pop culture deep dives, and my fair share of listicles.

Some other stuff: I’ve spoken on panels in Tokyo, Berlin, and Brooklyn; hosted radio shows on The Lot, NTS, and RBMA; given talks at the University of Warwick and Leeds College of Music; and I wrote a libretto for Darren Cunningham’s opera Actress X Stockhausen: SIN {X} II.

Commissioning editors can reach me on: ruthsaxelby at gmail dot com