C can claim a remarkable four-decade career as a professional journalist, columnist, author, critic, radio and television broadcaster, screenwriter and award-winning blogger. A regular contributor to publications across the Midwest and beyond, his work has appeared in People, USA Today, Men's Book Chicago, CS, HOUR Detroit (Michigan's largest city magazine), Black Enterprise, Electronic Media, The (Detroit) Metro Times, UAW-Ford Community, Deliver (for the U.S. Postal Service), Wayne State, BLAC Detroit, Connections, dbusiness and others.
Jim also maintains two blogs: Big Glowing Box, an outlet for the former Detroit News TV critic to continue his love of media and pop culture commentary; and JK – Just Kidneying, chronicling his life after Stage IV kidney failure and a successful 2011 organ transplant. He has written or edited a dozen books, ranging from an encyclopedic, 1,000-plus page guide to rhythm-and-blues music (Musichound R&B: The Essential Album Guide), to a biography of Detroit rock 'n' roll pioneer Mitch Ryder, to a how-to handbook for exotic dancers (The Exotic Entertainer's Bible). He has edited three novels for award-winning mystery author Mike Brogan; a screenplay that he co-wrote, The Brewster Project, was made into an independent film that won audience Best Picture prizes at festivals in New York and Los Angeles. He hosted his own Detroit radio program for several years and served three seasons as co-host, associate producer and resident critic for the popular syndicated movie-review TV series, Flix 'n' Pix.He lives outside Chicago with his wife, Karen, but can be seen almost any day rooting for a Michigan sports team. ANY Michigan sports team.
See more at: http://jimmcfarlin.com
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