Clay Wirestone

Clay Wirestone is arts editor of the Concord Monitor, as well as a writer, designer, and cartoonist. His freelance articles have appeared in Mental Floss, Presstime, and the Yale Alumni magazines. He pops up regularly on public radio and has, improbably, contributed to the History Channel show Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. Clay lives in Concord, N.H., with his husband, their son, and an arthritic dog. He's also started collecting View-Masters, for better or worse. His website is

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