Peter Ricci hails from Bartlett, IL, one of the bright, suburbia paradisos of the Chicago-land area. Formerly a student at Elgin Community College, he transferred to Ohio University in the fall of 2008, where he is studying for a B.S.J. in Magazine Journalism with a specialization in English. A passionate fan of music, Peter’s favorite artists include Miles Davis, Nick Drake, Joy Division, and Otis Redding. A film cognoscente, Peter’s favorite films include Short Cuts, The Godfather Part II, and Mike Leigh’s Naked. As a voracious reader, Peter divides his time between NPR, blogs like The Daily Dish and The Huffington Post, and whatever authors he is currently interested in. Present fascinations include Buzz Bissinger, Truman Capote, and Raymond Chandler. He dreams of working for a legitimate politics/arts print magazine, where he can write well-respected words. You can read more of Peter’s thoughts on his blog.