Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch

Journalist, copywriter, go-getter

I'm an essayist, reporter, and copywriter. I've covered local real estate, the arts, online dating, LGBTQ history, and more. (I also have an MFA in playwriting and screenwriting.)

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How About We

Carrie, The Musical

Marketing copy for HowAboutWe couples unique date experience at delightfully campy horror musical.

Muela article
How About We

Muela

Marketing copy featuring restaurant owner for couple's experience website.

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the Bold Italic

On Being an OkCupid Ghostwriter

Humorous personal essay detailing my experience as a personal ghostwriter for a strangers online dating persona.

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Slate

I Was a Gay Extra on HBO’s New Gay Show Looking

Long form personal essay about being an extra on HBO's "Looking." Explores issues of sexuality, media representation, and gay bars.

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How About We

Singin' in the Rain at SF Symphony - HowAboutWe

Marketing copy for couple's experience at the SF Symphony.

Grayareatheater article
ww2.kqed.org

A Touch of Gray: Mission Street Theater Gets New Digital Life

Profile of new digital arts space in a very old movie theater.

Weiner article
Flavorpill

Matthew Weiner

Event preview for event and culture website.

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Medium

Confessions of a TaskRabbit Butler

A personal essay about the trials and travails about being a 21st century butler.

Kirimachi article
How About We

Kirimachi Ramen

Marketing copy for couple's experience at Kirimachi Ramen

Genevahawk article
missionlocal.org

One Fire in a Real Estate Empire Rife with Issues

A long form, investigative piece following a fire that displaced 65 people and killed one.

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How About We

Boba Guys

Restaurant owner profile for premium date experience website.

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missionlocal.org

Where New Tech Arrives, Old Tech Once Roared

Long form historical piece about a beloved printing press in San Francisco's Mission District.

Foreign cinema article
missionlocal.org

Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Event coverage of the "Quinceañera" of Foreign Cinema, an iconic San Francisco restaurant. Video segment here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/140501864

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missionlocal.org

Affordable Housing Construction in Limbo

In-depth analysis of the political and economic hurdles delaying the construction of affordable housing in San Francisco's Mission District.

Casiotone article
Flavorpill

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Event preview of indie show for culture website.