T. Cole Rachel

T. Cole Rachel is a writer, editor, and teacher who lives in Brooklyn.

Writer and editor with over 20 years of experience working in both print and digital media. Specializes in art and culture writing with a particular focus on long-form interviews, reported profile pieces, and deeply researched cultural histories. Adept at working with freelance writers, managing budgets, and multitasking on large projects simultaneously. Proficient in content management, social media and inbound marketing strategies.

T. Cole Rachel's work has appeared in Interview, The FADER, Pitchfork, The New York Times Magazine, Bon, Man Of The World, OUT, Dossier, Maxim and Stereogum. He is a regular contributor to Pitchfork and has served as a Contributing Editor at both V Magazine and Interview. He previously served as the Senior Editor at The Creative Independent. He teaches a recurring poetry workshop, Poetry & Photography, at SSHH in New York City.

An online archive of his writing can be found at Authory.

His books include Surviving the Moment of Impact and Bend Don't Shatter.

Alison Goldfrapp on paying attention to detail

The Creative Independent  (January 23, 2017)
with  Alison Goldfrapp  from  Goldfrapp

Brandon Flowers on ambition

The Creative Independent  (September 5, 2017)
with  Brandon Flowers  from  The Killers

Emily Haines on commitment

The Creative Independent  (November 27, 2017)
with  Emily Haines  from  Metric

Genesis P-Orridge on destroying preconceptions

The Creative Independent  (December 18, 2017)
with  Genesis P-Orridge  from  Throbbing Gristle

Jason Williamson on making political music

The Creative Independent  (March 13, 2017)
with  Jason Williamson  from  Sleaford Mods

Michael Stipe on having multiple creative lives

The Creative Independent  (March 23, 2017)
with  Michael Stipe  from  R.E.M.

Neil Halstead on revisiting your creative past

The Creative Independent  (July 31, 2017)
with  Neil Halstead  from  Slowdive

On bouncing back and moving forward

The Creative Independent  (December 7, 2018)
with  Tom Krell  from  How to Dress Well

On forging new spaces for sharing creative work

The Creative Independent  (June 21, 2018)
with  Aaron and Bryce Dessner  from  The National

On listening and learning

The Creative Independent  (January 22, 2020)
with  Kristian Bush  from  Sugarland

On not getting stuck

The Creative Independent  (April 22, 2018)
with  Nikki Sixx  from  Mötley Crüe

On the emotional power of songs

The Creative Independent  (August 16, 2019)
with  Hayden Thorpe  from  Wild Beasts

Shirley Manson on the power of melancholy

The Creative Independent  (October 13, 2016)
with  Shirley Manson  from  Garbage

Simon Raymonde on perseverance

The Creative Independent  (December 4, 2017)
with  Simon Raymonde  from  Cocteau Twins Lost Horizons

Stuart Murdoch on the power of empathy

The Creative Independent  (January 15, 2018)
with  Stuart Murdoch  from  Belle and Sebastian

Thomas Mars on being committed to your art

The Creative Independent  (May 30, 2017)
with  Thomas Mars  from  Phoenix