My name is Michael Sheridan. I’m a writer. I have worked in the newspaper and magazine industries as a reporter and editor for more than a decade. In that time I’ve also learned a few things about web design, photo editing and film making.
I created this website in order to develop a repository for my work. You will find links to several articles I have written recently covering news, politics and entertainment. You’ll also find an archive of other articles I’ve done about parenting, relationships, digital photography, as well as film and DVDs reviews.
I’m always hungry for new challenges and freelance opportunities, so feel free to drop me a note.
The Gettysburg Address: Photo captures crowd on day President Abraham Lincoln delivered the famous speech on Nov. 19, 1863. (Photo via Library of Congress)
It was announced today that an animator and assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville made a surprising discovery while working on an animation project. The man a pair of experts claimed was Abraham Lincoln in a famed photograph taken 150 years ago isn’t actually the 16th President.
Not so fast, Lincoln is in the photo, he’s just mixed in the crowd further to the right.
Here’s my article for the New York Daily News.
I realized the other day that I neglected to mention a fantabulous website I’ve frequently contributed to over the last few years.
Unwinnable was created several years ago by a pal of mine, Stu Horvath. What he’s created, with the help of some wickedly creative friends and associates, is an unconventional website. Its varied content digests comics, gaming and niche realms of pop culture.
Here are some of the articles I’ve written for the site:
Those Were the Days: It is a bygone era: The age of the VHS. I never thought it was a period of time that would last less than two decades. But those small, plastic cassettes were a major part of my life… Read more
What killed Star Trek?: All good things must come to an end. That was my general feeling after the success of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek in 2009. The blockbuster was effectively the final nail in the coffin for the Star Trek that I had known and loved for so many years… Read more
Dear Geeks: Enough Already With The George Lucas Hate: I think it’s time to bury the hatchet. Let by-gones be by-gones. It’s all water under the bridge. Why cry over spilt milk. In other words, get the fuck over it already… Read more
I’ve added other links to the Articles page. You can see of my work for Unwinnable here.
The articles page of this site has been given an update to highlight several articles I’ve written recently that are among my favorites. Among them are several that focus on my personal obsession… Marilyn Monroe:
Welcome to the new (and improved?) SheridanWriter.com. More coming soon.