Cynthia Carr was a columnist and arts reporter for The Village Voice from 1984 until 2003. Writing under the byline C. Carr, she specialized in experimental and cutting edge art—especially performance. Some of these pieces are now collected in On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century, published by Wesleyan University Press in 1993, with a second revised edition coming out in 2008. Her book, Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, A Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America, was published in 2006 by Crown, a division of Random House. Her work has also appeared in ARTFORUM, The New York Times, The Drama Review, and other publications. She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2007, and is currently at work on a biography of artist/writer David Wojnarowicz.