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.