Thomas Golianopoulos is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Grantland, the New York Observer, Spin, Good, Vibe, the Awl, the Hollywood Reporter and many other publications.
Though he is considered a generalist, most of his work—or at least the best of it—is about the ugly and the absurd. He has profiled Eminem, pastor Joel Osteen and Dwight Howard. His investigative feature writing includes pieces on a federal sex slavery case, third party politics in presidential elections, the mysterious murder of a Hollywood actor gone awry, and the definitive story on Kobe Bryant’s rap career.
In 2008, 2010, and 2011, his stories were cited for excellence in Da Capo’s Best Music Writing. His feature on Chris Kanyon, the man who aspired to be professional wrestling first gay superstar, was cited in Best American Sports Writing 2012.
Thomas graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. He lives in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @golianopoulos.
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