|Michelle Buchman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up spending most of her free time reading in the corner of the Melrose Public Library children’s room. At 4 years old she started her quest to become a writer by stapling together large packets of construction paper and writing and illustrating short books for her parents. Embarrassingly, her parents still have these books and refuse to throw them away.
After graduating from Tyngsboro High School in 2004, Michelle attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City as a film and photography major for a year and a half. Burned out from the experience of art school, she returned home to enroll in community college, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts in 2008. Currently, Michelle is attending Northeastern University in Boston, where she transferred in 2009, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in cinema studies.
A lover of nerd culture, football/soccer, art and music, Michelle currently resides in Boston and hopes to be a full-time writer whenever she eventually grows up. She has written for Tastemakers Magazine, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bostonian on Film and Visual Opinion. Additionally, her photography has been featured in Boston Magazine, Boston Common Magazine, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and various bars in the East Village of New York City. She is also the recipient of the 6th grade English Poetry Award, take that Joseph Pulitzer.
FAVORITE THINGS (in no particular order)
Books: Catcher in the Rye, His Dark Materials trilogy, Scott Pilgrim series, To Kill a Mockingbird, Nine Stories, Hot Water Music, On the Road, The Once and Future King, Franny and Zooey, East of Eden, Watchmen, The Great Gatsby, Ham on Rye, Never Let Me Go, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Outsiders, The Bell Jar, The Walking Dead series, The Stranger, The Old Man and the Sea, Brideshead Revisited, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Music: Radiohead, The Beatles, Joy Division, James Blake, Elliott Smith, The Clash, Foals, Tom Waits, Los Campesinos!, Friendly Fires, Atlas Sound, Josh Ritter, Two Door Cinema Club, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, Rilo Kiley, Talking Heads, Florence + the Machine, Emmy The Great, Ellie Goulding, Lily Allen, Eisley, Phoenix, Jacques Dutronc, Saves the Day, The Get Up Kids, Crystal Castles, Brand New, The Smiths, The Beach Boys, Frightened Rabbit, Beach House, The Wombats, Daft Punk, Justice, Mark Ronson, Metric, The Drums, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Neutral Milk Hotel, David Bowie, Sleigh Bells, Sondre Lerche, M83, Franz Ferdinand, Mumford and Sons, The Maccabees, Vampire Weekend, Bad Rabbits, The Magnetic Fields and too much electronic dance music to name.
Films: Kicking and Screaming (the Noah Baumbach movie, not the Will Ferrell one), Control, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Back to the Future, Tron, Lost in Translation, Rushmore, A Hard Day’s Night, The City of Lost Children, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Trainspotting, Match Point, Children of Men, Amelie, The Science of Sleep, Suspiria, Rosemary’s Baby, Rebel Without a Cause, An American Werewolf in London, Billy Elliot, The Motorcycle Diaries, Pierrot le Fou, Before Sunrise, Shaun of the Dead, Half Nelson, Inglourious Basterds, Pan’s Labyrinth, Wendy and Lucy, 500 Days of Summer and 28 Days Later.
TV: Doctor Who, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Galactica, The Office (U.K.), Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, The Inbetweeners, Being Human, Life on Mars, Merlin, Spaced, Grandma’s House, Caprica, Mad Men, Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Party Down, The West Wing, Torchwood, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, The Mighty Boosh, Misfits, The Walking Dead and Gavin and Stacey.
2011 – Bostonian on Film, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA)
2009 – Present, Tastemakers Magazine (Boston, MA)
2004 – Visual Opinion (New York City, NY)
2011 – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tastemakers Magazine, Boston Magazine and Boston Common Magazine (Boston, MA)
2005 – Alphabet Lounge (New York City, NY)
2004 – School of Visual Arts (New York City, NY)