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Malcolm

Malcolm Macdonald was born in Japan and raised in Mexico, Spain and Portugal before coming to America for college. After graduating with a degree in Russian, he worked for the Stravinsky estate in New York, translating the composer's manuscripts and correspondence for several books by Vera Stravinksy and Robert Craft.

Through most of the 1980s Macdonald was a tour guide in the former USSR, covering the length and breadth of the country over some 50 trips. His second passion, antiquarian books, has also occupied him more or less gainfully at various times in his life, as has teaching, interpreting, writing and making furniture.

Macdonald writes in English, but also speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian, and enjoys the interplay of language and personality as he observes it in himself and others. Currently he lives in the United States.

contributions

Hands 07.12.2010
The Anarchist and the iPod 03.21.2007

Pantha Du Prince: Very Airport
A quick lunch with Pantha Du Prince's new album takes our author to the airport, the infinite plane of social networking, and to the deepest part of the black, black sea.
FRIDAY FILM FORECAST FOR MAY 13, 2005
Get Out, Get Out, Get Out - Alex V. Cook Interviews Jason Molina
The frontman for Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. takes some time out from his reputation for being an abrasive jerk to kindly answer an adoring fan's questions.
Wild Ponies are the Best Thing They Put in the Library Since the Books
Nashville's Wild Ponies get off the beaten track and end up at the Thimblemill Library in Bearwood
They're All Normal and Want Their Freedom
MV + EE, Megapuss, and Fire on Fire all examined through the kaleidoscope of Love's masterpiece of baroque psychedelia
The Forbidden Fruit
Some of our favorite things...