Greg Buium (b. 1969, Van­cou­ver), a grad­u­ate of McGill (B.A. 1992) and the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago (A.M. 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 Down­Beat, 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.

  • Upcoming

    Jeff Wall: The Believer Inter­view
    An extended con­ver­sa­tion with the Cana­dian artist in the new, post-McSweeney’s Believer, now pub­lished by the Black Moun­tain Insti­tute at the Uni­ver­sity of Nevada, Las Vegas. In print and online in Feb­ru­ary 2018.

  • Online

    Point of Depar­ture
    The Sep­tem­ber 2017 issue con­tains a new col­umn, on the 100th anniver­sary of the Orig­i­nal Dix­ieland Jazz Band’s debut, and a review, of Spool’s first disc in nearly a decade.