Life Harvester is a monthly newsletter from my semi-retirement here in the Paris of Appalachia, Pittsburgh, PA, in which I review items, objects, people, places, and experiences that I encounter. Mild cultural criticism from an out of practice writer trying to get back in the habit. News, reviews, and advice from a shmuck. Subscribe to monthly emails here, or read the archive.

Life Harvester is also available in print each month from the following locations:
Athens, GA: Bizarro Wuxtry; Austin, TX: End of an Ear; Beacon, NY: Binnacle Books; Bloomington, IN: Monroe County Public Library; Chattanooga, TN: Chattanooga Public Library; Columbus, OH: Two Dollar Radio Headquarters Los Angeles, CA: Bad Dog LA Minneapolis, MN: Extreme Noise Records; New Orleans, LA: Domino Sound Record Shack; NYC: Academy Records (Brooklyn & Manhattan locations), Book Row, Book Thug Nation, Molasses Books, Mudd Guts; Oakland, CA: E.M. Wolfman Olympia, WA: Rainy Day Records; Philadelphia, PA: Common Beat; Pittsburgh, PA: Big Idea Bookstore, Black Cat Market, Bloomcraft Building Lobby, Butterwood, Cruel Noise Records, Kaibur, Spak Bros, Switch & Signal Skate Park, Three Pigs Collective, Workshop PGH; Providence, RI: Analog Underground; Richmond, VA: Steady Sounds; San Diego, CA: Verbatim Books; San Francisco, CA: Alley Cat Books, Needles & Pens

If there’s somewhere in your town you’d like to see Life Harvester, send an email to and we can work it out.

You can send in your book or record for review but I’m not making any promises:
Life Harvester / P.O. Box 82551 / Pittsburgh, PA 15218