About Us

“IT defies demographic niches, and proves that you can do serious reading on a screen.”Seven Days

Identity Theory logoIdentity Theory is an online literary magazine and cultural hub that has been publishing original writing, interviews, and other forms of creative expression since July 2000.

Within our web-based magazine’s thousands of pages, you will find:

Over 200 author interviews featuring notable writers like Howard Zinn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chip Kidd, Azar Nafisi, Ethan Hawke, Donna Tartt, and Sarah Vowell.

Music interviews with indie and mainstream bands from Animal Collective and Ariel Pink to the Gin Blossoms to Midnight Oil to Sleater-Kinney and beyond–as well as album reviews and other music features.

Short, innovative fiction, including recent favorites “We Are The Pretty” by Ryan Rickrode, “A Bird in the House” by Ben Black, and “Jack & Emily Texas Roadside Incident, Summer 2012” by David Rice.

Creative nonfiction about everything from race relations to warblers to whales to the erotic art of dying.

Film interviews with actors and directors like John Cusack and Doug Pray, as well as a film news and reviews blog.

Visual art and interviews including boxing images, New Yorker cartoonists, and photos of Guatemala and Cuba.

Book coverage, including a literary blog and formal reviews.

A social justice section containing politically conscious material and a frequently updated blog.

Poetry from all over the world, as well as interviews with poets such as Donald Hall and Major Jackson.

Want to know more? Read our Not Very Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I get involved with Identity Theory?
Want to become an editor, review books, interview interesting folks, maybe have your own blog on our site? Email editor@identitytheory.com (Matt Borondy) with any queries related to that or othersuch endeavors.

Where can I send a review copy of my book/CD/film?
Contact us directly for an address for packages (again, editor@identitytheory.com / Matt Borondy).

Is Identity Theory on Facebook?
You can chat us up on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr, and even StumbleUpon.

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Meet the Identity Theory staff.