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.

Brandon Flowers on ambition

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

Dan Bejar on having no process

The Creative Independent  (November 20, 2017)
with Dan Bejar from Destroyer

Emily Haines on commitment

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

Jana Hunter on figuring yourself out

The Creative Independent  (November 22, 2016)
with Jana Hunter from Lower Dens

On being your own biggest hater

The Creative Independent  (March 29, 2018)
with Julian Casablancas from the Strokes

On forging new spaces for sharing creative work

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

On hobbies, habits, and creative work

The Creative Independent  (March 4, 2020)
with Stephen Malkmus from Pavement

On letting yourself be known

The Creative Independent  (May 28, 2019)
with Bill Callahan from Smog

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

On using your time wisely

The Creative Independent  (July 9, 2018)
with Big Boi from OutKast

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 Lost Horizons