Zack Ruskin lives in San Francisco, where he writes on music, film, comedy, cannabis, and culture. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Billboard, Variety, Interview, San Francisco Chronicle, Bandcamp, Maxim, Uproxx, Consequence of Sound, Marin Magazine, SF Weekly, Malibu Magazine, Paste, and The Believer. He writes SF Weekly’s “Chem Tales” column on the cannabis industry. As a journalist, he’s appeared as a panelist at the 2016 Music Expo in San Francisco and at The Outpost 2018 at Camp Navarro. He was a guest lecturer at the de Young Museum’s 2018 Cinemascope series. In 2015, he moderated a conversation on “Horror and Hilarity” with authors Christopher Moore and S.G. Browne for Litquake , which was later released as a podcast.  


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