Nicholas Fitzgerald

A gentleman of curiosity, classical music buff, and enthusiastic pot-stirrer. @ncfitzgerald

In praise of word vomit

In writing, not letting perfection prevent progress.

When I was in middle school, I wrote the beginning of a story. It was a murder mystery. I had no idea what I was doing, but I read voraciously for my age, and at a high level, which I credit in part for why I now enjoy writing. (Writing is reading, of course, and vice versa; and writers are, to a…

‘Classical music is tight, yo’

We need to change the way we think about ‘old’ music.

It’s unusual to see self-proclaimed hip-hop royalty giving props to the stuffy and…

Forging the golden flash drive

Thirteen artists to represent all of music after 2000. Who would they be?

When it departed our atmosphere in 1977, the satellite Voyager

Publications edited by Nicholas Fitzgerald

From the medieval to the modern.

“…I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

Thoughts on reading and writing.

Nothing new under the sun

How little we have changed.

It was interesting to read Jason Diamond’s piece in The Paris Review on the influence of the American midwest on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing. It focused specifically on Lake Forest, Illinois (“Where Daisy Buchanan Lived”), and made particular note of the impact Chicagoland’s women had on Fitzgerald while he wrote. The…