I write about music, culture, labour, white supremacy, colonialism, drugs, and harm reduction for outlets around the world. Recently, I’ve been reporting on cryptocurrency and crypto-colonialism.
My work has been published by Popular Mechanics, GQ, Billboard, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Columbia Journalism Review, Premier Guitar, Vulture, The Walrus, MEL, Mic, CBC, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Toronto Star, and others.
I did communications and fact-checking for the podcast series Race Against Climate Change by Canada’s National Observer.
I’ve written artist bios for Wintersleep, Yves Jarvis, Circa Survive, Bartees Strange, Born Ruffians, Oso Oso, Kevin Devine, Jonathan Kawchuk, The Jerry Cans, Iron Chic, and many others.
I’ve served as a juror for the Digital Publishing Awards and the Polaris Music Prize.
You can follow me on Twitter: @lukeottenhof. You can contact me at email@example.com.
- The Groundbreaking Software That Helps Matthew Whitaker Produce Music (Popular Mechanics)
- Finding the Lost Graves of Muskowekwan (Popular Mechanics)
- Is ‘School of Rock’ Still in Session for the Movie’s Now-Grown Child Actors, 20 Years Later? (Billboard)
- John Monteleone: The Chisels Are Calling (Premier Guitar)
- Means TV: inside the leftist, worker-owned streaming service (The Guardian)
- Inside the rightwing takeover of protest music (The Guardian)
- Standoff At 1492 Land Back Lane (The Walrus)
- Watching The Resistance: In western Canada, land defenders keep filming (Columbia Journalism Review)
- In Era of Overlapping Crises, Drug-user Organizers Share Lessons Learned Fighting Abandonment (Shadowproof)
American cities are a nightmare for disabled people. Coronavirus is giving us a chance to change that (Mic)
An editorial board of user-activists takes on the opioid crisis (Columbia Journalism Review)
Music criticism in the time of stans and haters (Columbia Journalism Review)
America’s labor crises hit a depleted beat (Columbia Journalism Review)
The live-streaming boom proves that accessibility in live music can — and should — be a priority (CBC)