Welcome to TV Spyglass, a collection of my reviews and news articles about TV and film. If you enjoy my posts, please follow me on Twitter @PCuad24. This site functions primarily as an archive of my work. I am currently a writer for The Beacon in Washington, D.C.
I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in Art History. I began writing as a hobby back in 2013, covering local film screenings and book talks in Charlottesville, Virginia. I taught myself DSLR photography and Adobe Premiere Pro. I started sending interview requests to event organizers. My older brother chipped in as my photographer and partner in my adventures.
Within two years, we emerged at events on the national and international scene.I finished 2015 on a high note at the Whistler Film Festival, interviewing headliners Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland.
The journalism beat ramped up for me in 2016. I broke new ground for Blogcritics Magazine as their D.C. correspondent, bringing back articles about Jeopardy! tapings, Awesome Con, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and even Jonathan Pryce at the Kennedy Center.
In 2017, I expanded my beat again internationally to London. Returning stateside, I reached new heights as a panel moderator at Awesome Con. I closed out the year with the Library of Congress once again, watching Christopher Nolan discuss Dunkirk and standing at the interview line to meet amazing crooner Tony Bennett.
Twenty-eighteen started off well with an article about the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the eminent institution everyone is eager to visit. I went to London again in the fall to review plays starring the most famous Shakespearean actors of today: Ian McKellen and Mark Rylance.
With these accomplishments in mind, I’ll never forget my humble beginnings. I periodically scoured social media for new talent and pitch interview ideas to those individuals. I volunteered my time at UVA Alumni Panels, giving college/career advice to high school students and their parents. Last year, I enjoyed volunteering as a judge at National History Day to judge high school history projects. I acknowledge wholeheartedly that I made it to where I am today because someone agreed to invest time in me.