Jim regularly writes about the performing arts, popular culture, travel, food and books. Currently theater critic at the Bay Area Reporter and a contributing editor at Passport magazine, he has held positions as pop music critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as film critic and book columnist at the late Philadelphia City Paper. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, Billboard, The San Francisco Examiner, and on local and national public radio.
“Forty fiercely painted fingernails reluctantly withdrew as the queen bee slid water glasses and cutlery out of view, then positioned her iPhone to shoot the dumplings, untouched…”From “Richmond, British Columbia—A Foodie’s Guide,” Passport, September, 2017.
Books & Literary Work
Gladstone's Games To Go
The Big Book of Misunderstanding
Other works featuring Jim Gladstone
As author, contributor and editor, Jim has been published in an eclectic shelf’s worth of well-reviewed fiction and non-fiction.
Jim Gladstone brings the curiousity of his inner child (and the wisdom of a well-ripened adult) to projects in brand strategy, journalism, content marketing and copywriting. He’s prone to say “Yes!” to virtually any invitation to have an exploratory conversation over coffee or drinks. Read his full bio.