Miranda Hale

Writer/Editor/Journalist/Content Strategist

Hi! I'm Miranda. I'm a freelance writer (of all sorts), editor, content strategist, and former rhetoric/writing professor.

Much more info about me & my work is available at about.me/miranda_hale.

Please get in touch if you're interested in any of my freelancing services. I'd love to work with you. ★

Portfolio

Interview with author Kevin Sampsell
"Necessary Tension"- Interview with author Kevin Sampsell
Interview: The Wiggles
They're four talented men with distinct, silly personalities, cute wardrobes, screaming fans and world-wide success. The Beatles? Nah, it's the Wiggles, the Fab Four for the...
Interview: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Seattle's Pretty Girls Make Graves is one of those bands that kind of flirts with mainstream success but is ultimately happy to remain on that fringe between independent rock...
Interview: The Kissers
The Kissers are a five-piece group from Madison, Wis., who combine traditional Celtic sounds, punk spirit and an old-fashioned country vibe with rock and roll rhythms.

Reviews

Book Review: "Perfect Sound Forever: The Story of Pavement"
Pavement, the most influential and original indie-rock band to come out of the '90s underground, has finally been immortalized in an authorized group biography.
Book Review: Meghan Daum- "My Misspent Youth"
Daum has succeeded both in making a work very much of its time and one that will be relevant for many years to come.
Book Review: Sam Lipsyte- "Venus Drive"
Lipsyte's world is a ghost world, a commercialized and frequently sterile life whose inhabitants are wandering around aimlessly, looking for beauty and meaning wherever they can...
Audiobook Review: "Sylvia Plath Reads"
The first impression one gets from listening to Sylvia Plath read her poetry is that she possessed the most haunting of voices.  Her voice echoes throughout whatever chamber it...
CD Review: The Postal Service- "Give Up"
As a musical medium, electronica can be anything -- from harsh to numbing, from spiritual to soothing. Or it can be evocatively nostalgic and go hand-in-hand with quiet indie...
CD Review: Vermont- "Calling Albany"
Subdued yet seething with a sturdy determination, these twelve songs spin a web of almost perfectly sad, dreamy pop.
CD Review: Mates of State- "Team Boo"
Team Boo (Polyvinyl), the Mates of State's third full-length release, is completely delightful. There is really no other word that better describes what the husband and wife...
CD Review: Rufus Wainwright- "Want One"
Want One (Dreamworks), his third release, is both exhilarating and sad, nostalgic and very much ahead of its time.
CD Review: Jonathan Richman- "Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love"
While Richman retains his playful innocence, he deals with some serious issues (aging, regret and politics) for the first time here. This, arguably, is his first truly adult...
CD Review: Mirah- "C'mon Miracle"
C'mon Miracle is the work of a deft and maturing singer-songwriter. It's perfect for those reflective summer evenings full of hope and promise.
CD Review: Rainer Maria- "Long Knives Drawn"
Long Knives Drawn is a beautiful and ingenious album from a band that is as smart and lovely as it is funny and sassy.
CD Review: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks- "Pig Lib"
This is a moody, complicated, and intellectual album that is, above all else, heartbreakingly beautiful in both its seriousness and its goofiness.
CD Review: Weird War- "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Bite 'Em"
Yes, this is mostly style over substance, but so what? It's fun, bizarre, indefinable, and has plenty of soul and intelligence buried under all those guitars and dance beats.
CD Review: Slumber Party- "Psychedelicate"
These 11 songs spin languid fairy tales back-lit by the poetry of dreams, offering lamentations and rapture in equally delicate measures.
CD Review: No-Shadow Kick- "Promo EP"
Northampton, Massachusetts band No Shadow-Kick's holiday six-song promotional EP is a short but diverse introduction to the band's style. The opening track "In the Snow", the...
CD Review: The No-No's - "Let Your Shadow Out"
Portland's The No-No's third full-length release, "Let Your Shadow Out", is intelligent and bold indie pop-punk at its best.

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