Phillip Mlynar spends his days writing about cats, hip-hop and craft beer, often while being pestered by his rescue, a Mackerel Tabby named Mimosa. When he’s not musing on the feline form for Catster, you can find his music articles at Pitchfork, Vice, Bandcamp and Red Bull Music Academy, and his beer insights over at CraftBeer, VinePair and October. He's won various awards at the Cat Writer’s Association Communication Contests, some of which are proudly on display at his local dive bar in New York City.
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