Writer/Culture Assassin

Kristopher Monroe

Writer/Culture Assassin


I'm originally from Atlanta, GA where I was born and raised. I relocated to Seattle for a few years, then moved to New York where I thought I'd stay, but ended up relocating again after a little over seven years in NY. I'm now based in Savannah, GA, where I never envisioned I'd end up at this point in my life, but somehow it makes every bit of sense.

I've been a writer and editor for almost 20 years now, writing mostly freelance for a variety of regional, national, and international publications. I've been a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. I've covered films for the Tribeca Film Festival. And I've been an arts editor for various publications, including my last stint at Inside Philanthropy. I currently cover the arts for the Savannah Morning News and write a weekly arts and community column which won a Georgia Press Award in 2017 for Lifestyle/Feature Column. I've contributed to publications ranging from The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Village Voice, and New York Press, to more niche publications like Juxtapoz, Dazed & Confused, Beautiful/Decay, and Swindle. I've also had a number of short stories published over the years, mostly in smaller circulation zines.

In addition to writing I've worked in a variety of fields, including social services, fine art, photography, architecture and design, theater, event production, and an assortment of other more mundane jobs to pay the bills. I've done a lot of work in various capacities with different disadvantaged populations, including the homeless, the elderly, and children of all ages. I even had a short-lived public access TV show while I was living in Atlanta. I'm currently acting vice-chair of Savannah's Historic Site and Monument Commission and also a member of the Cultural Affairs Commission.




Savannah, GA




Categories of Coverage

visual arts

The visual arts are of particular interest and is one of the areas I feel most comfortable writing about, particularly as it relates to larger social issues.

social justice/community issues

This is a fairly broad category that weaves through much of my writing. I mostly focus on these areas through the lens of the arts, but occasionally write about them head on.


Film is one of my favorite art forms, though I don't cover it as much as I used to. In another life I would have been a film director.


History is a relatively recent interest of mine, particularly as it relates to the institution of slavery and racial issues.


I've written about a variety of musical styles, with an emphasis on DJ culture, hip hop, and electronic music, thought it's not something I cover much now.


When I have some new worthwhile fiction to post, I will do so. My past efforts have evaporated into the interweb ether.


We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
— Bill Hicks