Politics through the lens of creativity

👋🏾 Hi, hey, hello! I’m Michael, a New York City-based politics reporter covering the intersection of power and creativity. I launched The Supercreator in November 2019 to investigate the forces shaping how creative professionals work and live in the new economy. And today, creators of all kinds — including writers, journalists, podcasters, video producers, visual artists, activists, musicians, home cooks and pro chefs, software developers and marketing leaders — trust The Supercreator’s independent journalism to empower their creativity. I hope you’ll join them.

Four days a week, I write Supercreator Daily, a free afternoon newsletter that guides you through what happened while you were creating — and why it deserves your valuable attention. Each issue features an original reported essay on the day’s top story, links to headlines from all corners of the culture, new writing from the internet’s leading voices plus my latest product obsession. I like to think of the Daily newsletter as a conversation we’re having over a drink after work to catch you up on everything you missed while you were creating so you feel less overwhelmed by our political discourse. Sign up to get Supercreator Daily sent straight to your inbox.

Supercreator Daily is made possible by reader subscriptions to Supercreator Select, a weekend escape from the digital news cycle feature exclusive interviews, my weekly Ask Michael column and a first look at the stories on my radar for the upcoming week. 

In addition to the Supercreator Select, premium subscribers enjoy:

  • Commenting privileges and invitations to members-only pop-up discussions

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  • A link to my private calendar to book Supercreator One-on-Ones, virtual office hours to discuss whatever’s on your mind and get face-to-face professional support

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Before I launched The Supercreator, I edited shopping features, covered the home and tech markets, and wrote a weekly style column in print and digital editorial roles at Lucky, a Condé Nast-owned magazine (RIP!). And before that, I crafted e-commerce copy for ShopBAZAAR — the online shopping companion to Harper's BAZAAR magazine. I used to publish a cool fashion blog too. And in what feels like a lifetime ago, I designed, developed and delivered learning experiences as a corporate trainer for clients including Bank of America and Chase. I’m also a proud inaugural alum of the On Deck Writer Fellowship.

And even though I’m obsessed with politics, I know we’ve been trained to only pay attention in extraordinary times of crisis or during an election season. But it’s the ordinary moments that determine who gets to be seen, heard and acknowledged when it matters most. The Supercreator is here so creators like you not only reclaim your seat at the table but also decide what’s served on the menu.