Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich

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Michael Friedrich is a writer living in Brooklyn who covers culture and social justice.

His work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, and CityLab where he has written about things like urban adaptive reuse projects, images of masculinity, fringe faith groups, and the nature of consciousness.

Before writing full time, Friedrich spent five years researching criminal-justice reform strategies for a nonprofit based at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before that, he studied English literature at Hunter College. Earlier still, he was very serious about making punk music. (Actually, he still likes making music.) He grew up in Maryland and on Long Island.

You can email him at mafriedrich@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.


A Vacation in the Void | The New Republic | January 2019

The Rise of the Mindful Museum | The Baffler | January 2019

How to Create Safer Public Housing Projects | CityLab | November 2018

Suffering Visible | Los Angeles Review of Books | September 2018

Among the Extremists on Campus | The New Republic | August 2018

Spirit of the Strip Mall | The New Republic | May 2018

The Power of the Word | The Nation | April 2018

A Male Feminist’s Crisis | The New Republic | April 2018

Birding with Max Ernst | Hyperallergic | December 2017

Uncomfortably Numb | Los Angeles Review of Books | December 2017

The High Line is Trolling Us | CityLab | November 2017

New Research on Lynching in America | Hyperallergic | October 2017

Selling the Myth of Georgia O’Keeffe | Medium | September 2017

The Mean Tweets of New York | CityLab | March 2017

How to Uproot a “Tree of Death” | CityLab | February 2017