Greg Buium (born 1969, Van­cou­ver, British Colum­bia), a grad­u­ate of McGill (B.A. 1992) and the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago (M.A. 1994), has spent nearly two decades work­ing as a jour­nal­ist in Toronto, Edmon­ton, and Vancouver.

His arti­cles on cul­ture have appeared in the Believer, the Wal­rus, CBC.ca, and most of Canada’s met­ro­pol­i­tan dailies, includ­ing the Globe and Mail and the Van­cou­ver Sun.

Our Frac­tured Story, his feature-length doc­u­men­tary on his­tory, mem­ory, and dig­i­tal cul­ture, was pro­duced for Ideas, CBC Radio’s flag­ship pro­gram, in 2012.

A noted music critic, he has con­tributed to Down Beat, the Wire, and Coda, among many oth­ers. His writ­ing on jazz and impro­vised music has been trans­lated into Span­ish and Ger­man and was included in the McSweeney’s anthol­ogy Con­fi­dence, or the Appear­ance of Con­fi­dence: The Best of the Believer Music Inter­views (2014). He has writ­ten liner notes to numer­ous record­ings for inde­pen­dent labels in Canada, Switzer­land, and the U.K.

His col­umn, Jumpin’ In, appears quar­terly in Point of Depar­ture.

He lives with his fam­ily in Vancouver.

  • In Print

    Jeff Wall: The Believer Inter­view
    An extended con­ver­sa­tion with the Cana­dian artist, pub­lished ear­lier this year in the new, post-McSweeney’s Believer, was recently trans­lated into Ger­man for the May issue of art.

  • Online

    Point of Depar­ture
    The June issue includes a new col­umn on Michael Kimmelman’s Por­traits and Jason Roe­bke, Georg Graewe, and Rob Schwim­mer, along with a review of new music from Aero­phonic Records.