My youngest brother Zach is one of the most cultured guys I know. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of films when he was about 7 years old. He used to read film encyclopedias out of pure curiosity, and was definitely one of those annoying people that asks a ton questions while watching movies. His interests expanded very early into literature and music. He’s read books I’ve never heard of, and he writes some of the most beautiful and touching poems and short stories that you can find. 

But you would never know this about Zach. He’s extremely modest and is just an overall amazing, amazing person. 

More recently, he dipped his feet into standup comedy, and it turns out the guy is hilarious, too. Must watch.

He’ll graduate this fall from Ithaca College, where he’s a writing major, and I can’t wait to see what he does afterwards.

Anyways, Zach just started to blog about his cultural interests over at I Heard In. Check out his first post about the Velvet Underground’s John Cale’s latest album and upcoming concert.