David Kurlander ’17
A native of San Francisco, contributing blogger David Kurlander ’17 is the son of an opera singer and neon sign-maker. He grew up in the theater, performing boy soprano roles in such works as Britten's Albert Herring and Mozart's The Magic Flute. The lead singer of a rock band in middle school, Kurlander developed an interest in cultural history, and particularly the intersection between art and politics, while studying the British Invasion of the 1960s. He now focuses on 1950-1980 American pop cultural history. He has written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 7x7 Magazine, The Harvard Crimson, The Harvard Advocate, and has served in editorial and research roles at McSweeney’s and Interscope Records.