Aesthete ("art for art's sake") and culture critic. Former columnist at Playboy, L.A. Weekly, HelloGiggles, and Death + Taxes (Spin's culture and politic blog). My byline has appeared in VICE, Spin, USA Today Pop Candy, The Spectator, Billboard, The Daily Wire, Paste, National Review, Arc Digital, Penthouse, HuffPost, The Weekly Standard, Village Voice, O.C. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Washington Examiner, American Conservative, Consequence of Sound, MTV News, Pitchfork, et al.

In 2017, I won an L.A. Press Club Award for my work at L.A. Weekly. Since then, I've been asked to appear on radio programs and podcasts such as the Bret Easton Ellis Podcast (author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero), BBC Radio 5 Live, and KFI AM 640 to provide commentary on pop culture.

In the spring of 2019, my writing (and Twitter) were discussed in a chapter of Bret Easton Ellis's first nonfiction book, WhiteThat summer, my essay on Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones was retweeted by both Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais.

I was profiled by the New York Times in 2019. 

I recently completed writing a cultural study of Guns N' Roses for ECW Press. For inquiries relating to publishing, please contact my literary agent:


David Patterson at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.

"Art Tavana is the oracle of our time." - Josh Clark,'Stuff You Should Know.'