Hudson River Zeitgeist is an online magazine, launched in 2015, of oral history, feature stories and travel writing. The first season of interviews from 2015 resulted in a book compilation, available through the "Book" tab above.


Andrew K. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, a freelance journalist, visual artist and author of "Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires." He is a contributing editor for the magazine Modern Farmer and the former crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He's currently at work on his second book, "Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley," due out in early 2017.

Thomas Shannon lives in Endwell, New York, with his wife, Mary, and two young daughters. He is a Germantown native and a graduate of Columbia-Greene Community College and Binghamton University. You can usually find him in the woods looking for old foundations. He can be reached by email at thomasshannon6591@gmail.com

About the Editor

William Shannon is a Hudson Valley native with a background in journalism that includes stints as a reporter for the Hudson Register-Star and other daily papers, and as an editor for a regional magazine called Berkshire Homestyle. He's written stories for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune,  interned at The New York Daily News and earned an M.S. in print journalism from Columbia University. You can follow him on Twitter at http://bit.ly/29LAVUM