Who Am I ?
July /August 2012
1: Who am I?
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I’m a staff journalist at The New York Observer. I have a column about the different aspects of socialite living called Menace to Society. It keeps me pretty busy because I don’t understand that lifestyle at all.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I was born in Park Slope but I grew up in Delaware. Then I came back to New York, so I guess I’ve already made a complete circle. But I’m going to Jamaica for a trip soon, and then I’m going to London.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
Currently its a tie between Tyrion Lannister and Katniss Everdeen. I also wish I had gotten the chance to meet Evelyn Lauder, she seemed like an amazing woman.
5: What book is your bible?
We Need to Talk About Kevin. It is the best book I have read in ages. I’m not sure if it’s my Bible…that’s a scary thought. The message in that book is really: having a child will ruin your life and the lives of those around you. I don’t think that’s a good mantra to live by, but it is still a great book.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love my couch, which is actually more like a pillow fort. I love the theme song to Jurassic Park. I love dresses by Gemma Kahng. I love steak. I hate getting up in the mornings.
7: What is your raison d’être?
Writing. It’s compulsory, a terrible habit. I’m trying to break the habit so that I can take up yoga.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
I like Delirium from The Sandman series. Is she a superhero? I think she’s a deity.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
The Boom Boom Room during The Cinema Society’s events. There are always great celebrities, everyone smokes, and you get to see your friends once or twice a week.
11: What turns you on?
I’m always on.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Who should we make the check out to?
Drew Grant is a staff writer at The New York Observer, where she writes the bi-monthly column Menace to Society, along with original profiles of film and television personalities. Prior to The Observer, she was the resident pop culture writer at Salon. She majored in comic books at Oberlin College, where she once taught a class on Twin Peaks a decade after the show ended. She has written for publications such as The Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, Nerve.com, and Blackbook.
Her work has been cited by Gawker, Fox News, Vanity Fair, and Sarah Palin. Entertainment Weekly’s Keith Staskiewicz called her story, Baby-Sitters’ Club’ by Bret Easton Ellis a “brilliant” and “impressive parody … approaching art.” She lives in Brooklyn and loves scary movies.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by Andrew Toth
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Drew Grant, In studio, 2012, Photography by Andrew Toth