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Dylan Smith


Dylan Smith joined Charlatan Magazine in 2015 as a columnist, featurist and collaborator.

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A recent graduate from The University of Nevada, Dylan Smith was a columnist for UNR's student magazine, and the director of the literature and arts journal. A nature retreat, and two-month isolation from technology, resulted in an article “The Weight of Texting: One Summer. No Phone,” and he’s proud to have conducted his first interview with policy expert Michael Shellenberger about his critical essay "Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Power of Possibility."

Newsweek's Middle East editor, Janine di Giovanni, arrived in Damascus as the capital was tumbling down the rabbit-hole of war, and Smith spoke in-depth with the author about how Syria's Civil War triggered the largest migrant crisis in human history.

He also spoke with White House National Security Council's Victor Cha about the “The Impossible State,” and to Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson about the first presidential race in "A Magnificent Catastrophe."

As the President of the United States prepared to address a joint session of congress in 2018, Smith went to Trump Tower to report on the historic State of the Union Address. A hard-hitting article entitled "Meet the Trumps" launched his recurring column "The Bridge: Following America’s Immigrants to the Empires they Built."

The promise of a wall along the Mexico boarder put Nevada Governor Gary Sandoval's Mexican heritage into play, while Korean fashion designer Yuna Yang acknowledged the #MeToo Movement in her Spring 2018 collection. Whether on a nature retreat, the Governor's manse, or at Fashion Week in New York, Smith has and continues to explore the inclusion, spirit and consequence of the 'New American Moment.' Dylan Smith resides in New York City.

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