Our Team

Aaron Mandel – Founder

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ClarionContent@gmail.com

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an editor. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content, a Durham, North Carolina based, cultural and political on-line magazine. During his nine year tenure as editor, the Clarion Content has published more than thirty distinguished guest columnists and garnered over a million views.

Mandel’s short story, “Did you See me Catch that Foul Ball?” was recently published in “Shut Up & Write”. He has also been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development” at the Pleiades Gallery.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of  the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team.

In addition to Durham, North Carolina, Mandel has lived in Colorado, California, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

 

 

Justin Laidlaw host Town Hall

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Columnist, Justin Laidlaw, aka Buddy Ruski, is a renaissance man. Born and raised here in Watts-Hillandale, Durham, his interests range from the music business to politics, from Durham’s history and culture, to the world beyond. He is an avid hoops fan and self-proclaimed “Steph Curry of the YMCA.” He is the co-host of the Clarion Content’s You Tube Show Town Hall w/ Steve Schewel.

He is a Director of Communications and Operations at Durham’s smash hit Runaway Clothes.

“…style not only reveals the spirit of the man but reveals his identity, as surely as would his fingerprints.”

– E. B. White