no reason to pretend


b. 1986, HK.


I'm Stephen Kearse, a freelance reporter and critic.  I tend to write about and report on music, movies, books, and American history. I also occasionally write about language, television, food, video games, and technology. I just…like writing! My debut novel, In the Heat of the Light, is coming soon (summer 2019) from Brain Mill Press. You can pre-order it here.

I no longer blog, so following me on Twitter or setting up a Google Alert are your best bets if you want to keep up with my work. If you're not a tweeter (good for you, homie), I'm available via Google's mail service at "sfkearse."

My writing portfolio can be found here, and here are my author pages for Complex, The Baffler, Uproxx, Pitchfork, and Paste.  I've been at this for a while, so keep your eye on that timestamp if anything you read seems funky. It's been a process.

See you around and thanks for reading.