Media Kit .pdf
Callie Enlow, editor in chief
Callie Enlow joined the Current in 2010 as a staff writer and later music and screens editor. She rejoined the Current as editor in chief in 2013. Previously, Enlow served as assistant editor at San Antonio Magazine and county government reporter at the Williamson County Sun in Georgetown, Texas. Her freelance work has appeared in Plaza de Armas, BOMB and Spin.com among several other web sites and print publications. Enlow holds a Master's of Science degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Mary Tuma, staff writer
Mary Tuma, a Texas native, previously wrote about reproductive rights for non-profit, investigative news site, The American Independent News Network, and covered state politics for sister site, The Texas Independent. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Salon, RH Reality Check and AlterNet. During college, Tuma served as president of The Society of Professional Journalists campus chapter, wrote for The Daily Texan and held internships with The Texas Observer and the Houston Chronicle. She is passionate about social justice, politics and media as it relates to democracy. Tuma holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism magna cum laude and a master’s degree in media studies from The University of Texas at Austin. And she strongly advises you to – under no circumstances– watch Fox News.
Jessica Elizarraras, food and nightlife editor
Jessica, a native of Brownsville, Tex., has spent the last nine years eating her way through the Alamo City. After earning her degree in technical communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio, she spent the last four years as an editorial assistant at the San Antonio Express-News, writing about the area's music and food scene. She joined the Current in 2013, ready to take a bite of out every puffy taco in town so you don't have to.
Eli Miller, arts director
Eli Miller, a San Antonio native, attended Savannah College of Art in Design where she graduated in 2012 with a B.F.A. in Art Direction. While in college, Eli spent a semester in Hong Kong completing a design internship with Disney. After graduation, Eli returned to San Antonio where she meet Chuck Kerr, the pervious Art Director of six years. Upon receiving his business card she joked that she intended on stealing his job. Three months later she did. Chuck Kerr was never heard from again.
Enrique Lopetegui, music and film editor
“He was born in Uruguay in 1964, and spent his adolescent years under a right-wing military dictatorship … ” Nah, too bitter. “He came to America in 1981, but his American Dream was shattered when … ” Too sentimental. “A vegetarian since 1985, he writes in two- to three-year spurts until he collapses; then goes to India to recharge and comes right back.” Too personal? Just the facts, ma’am: Lopetegui started writing in Spanish at age 14, moved to the U.S. at 19, and began his English-language career with the LA Weekly in 1992 and the Los Angeles Times in 1993, where he was the Latin pop music critic until 1997. He was a writer and producer of Radio MTV, a weekly syndicated two-hour radio show that aired in Latin America in the ’90s, and his work has appeared in English and Spanish in La Opinión, Billboard, New Times, and other publications. Lopetegui wrote and edited the first three official program books of the Latin Grammy Awards (2000-02) and came to San Antonio in 2004 to be the music editor of Rumbo. He worked there until the paper closed down in 2008. When it comes to film and music, he thinks there’s Chaplin and the Beatles — and then everyone else. A two-time media reporting/criticism finalist with the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (third place, 2010; second place, 2011), Lopetegui is the (usually) undisputed dean of U.S.-based rock en español writers.
Isis Madrid, digital content editor
Isis Madrid is addicted to computers. Good thing, because staying up to date on memes, trolling Reddit, and liking things on Instagram is her job. This diminutive first generation Colombian-American's love affair with computers began at age two, when her dad Alvaro plopped her into a booster seat in front of the family's Atari computer to play some educational floppy disk games, bottle in hand. The obsession continued with Oregon Trail escapades in elementary school computer classes, her weird fascination with rainbow WordArt in middle school, and an embarrassing amount of hours spent crafting witty AIM away messages and whiny Livejournal entries in high school. Don't even get her started on Tumblr. Isis is from Massachusetts and attended Boston University to study magazine journalism. Shortly after graduating, she packed up two suitcases and took the Chinatown bus down to Brooklyn, where she performed a lot of odd jobs over the next two years as she earned a grad degree in documentary film from The New School. Somewhere along the way to her eventual move to Texas, Isis spent time working (read: eating pineapples) on a farm on Maui, as a set PA (read: staying out of the way) on movie sets, writing for Dig Boston, Flavorpill, Flavorwire, No Tofu, PLANET Magazine and more, all while working on a documentary about the invented language of Esperanto (Saluton samideano!). Isis lives downtown with her boyfriend Matt and their ferocious pug named Pizza.
Jaime Monzon, digital developer
Jaime Monzon is a native of Del Rio and has been living in San Antonio for 19 years. A small-town boy inspired to move to San Antonio to experience the big-city lights, he joined up with several popular S.A. indie-bands in the late ’90s through the millennium. Monzon served as the Current's web editor from 2007-2009 and returned in 2011. He graduated from the Art Institute with a degree in web design, but has also been building and designing web pages through his media and music production company.
Bryan Rindfuss, associate editor
While attending Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, SA-native Bryan Rindfuss spent one year studying in Italy and six months studying in France. Internships with photographers Richard Avedon and Mary Ellen Mark inspired Rindfuss to stay in New York after graduation. In the 10-plus years that followed, Rindfuss freelanced as a production assistant (producing fashion shows for Kevin Krier & Associates), an archivist (for photographer Steven Klein), a design and research associate (for the fashion line Tocca), and a prop stylist and set fabricator (for George magazine, Sears, L’Oréal, NIVEA, L’Uomo Vogue, and TV Guide). First and foremost a photographer, Rindfuss’ work has appeared in such publications as Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Australia, NYLON, CosmoGirl, Elle Girl, The London Independent, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, EL Tiempo Celeste, Baby Baby Baby, Gothic & Lolita Bible, Tribeza, Austin Monthly, and SPIN. In 2007, Rindfuss exhibited more than 300 of his photographs in Blue Star Contemporary Art Center’s Gallery 4. Since joining the Current as calendar editor in 2009, Rindfuss has reviewed dozens of bars, previewed hundreds of events, and interviewed actresses Holland Taylor and Sandra Bernhard, as well as recording artists Jimmy James, Exene Cervenka, and Peaches — the self-proclaimed “queen of electro-crap,” whom he took out for mini tacos on the St. Mary’s Strip.