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Natan Last - crosswords for the texting generation

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Natan Last, a Brown student and three-time intern under New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz who has assembled a new book of crosswords by young constructors called Word: 144 Crossword Puzzles That Prove It’s Hip to be Square.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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