About

I am a freelance journalist and editor currently living in Brooklyn.

I am writing a book about magic, and the secret lives of the subculture's most prominent young magicians, for Dey Street Books / HarperCollins. 

My VICE Sports feature "Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look at WWE's Unlikely Business Empire" was shortlisted for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award. 

Bloomberg also put me on television three times and the radio once

I have written for:

  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Times
  • Playboy
  • WIRED
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Rolling Stone
  • VICE Sports
  • Broadly
  • Victory Journal
  • Vocativ
  • Extra Crispy
  • Latterly Magazine
  • The Daily Beast
  • Refinery29
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Mashable
  • Bedford + Bowery

From 2012 to 2015, I was the founding editor of Relapse Magazine, a print (and online) fashion and youth culture publication. It featured writers who have written for New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Slate, Huffington Post and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Additionally, it featured photographers who have shot for Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, V, VICE and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

I am a member of Study Hall, a journalism collective in Brooklyn.

I also speak regularly at universities both about writing and entrepreneurship. I have given speeches at Champlain College, City University of New York, and Hunter College. 

For my full CV, or just to say hi, you can e-mail me: frisch.ian@gmail.com

My literary agent is Larry Weissman: larryweissman@earthlink.net

I'm also on Twitter and Instagram.