#5Questions with Michael Swartz

Michael Swartz is a social media guru who works for AOL Build. As a production assistant , he helps run their check in's, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. As a social media consultant he's planned and launched campaigns for theatre companies and acting coaches. He's also a director who is working on a project for the upcoming summer called "Wheels Up."

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#5Questions with Rachel McPhee-Benson

Rachel McPhee-Benson is an actress and theatre producer in New York City. She lives in Queens with her playwright husband Rob Benson. It's a marriage of love and passion. This dynamic duo recently teamed up for Rachel's one-woman, Off-Broadway hit "Deadshot Mary," about a pioneering police woman who captured picpockets and headlines in the 1930s.

The show, which the New York Times reviewed, will have an encore performance at the New York City Police Academy.

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WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG: #5Questions

Hey there. Welcome to a new project I'm starting called #5Questions. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time: to find compelling stories in people's everyday lives. 

I was inspired by Humans of New York and On The Road with Steve Hartman. I've also interviewed thousands of people as a journalist for major news organizations. During that time, I've thought a lot about how to evoke the most interesting information from people. Often that information comes from seemingly mundane details that people overlook or dismiss.

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