Mike Kanin


Mike Kanin is the former publisher of the Texas Observer. He has many years of media experience, including a role as the founding publisher of the nonprofit local daily the Austin Monitor. Before that, he spent some time on the other side of the wall, as both a freelancer and a staffer. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post’s Express, the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle and the Texas Observer. He’s also served as the Washington City Paper’s City Lights editor. He is also the co-founding editor of the Brick House Cooperative's Preachy.

Articles by Mike Kanin
Austin City Council meeting, November 21, 2013.

What’s Left?

For nearly four decades, white liberals have dominated Austin politics. Now the city may finally embrace true progressivism.

by Mike Kanin