Max Carpenter is a New York–based writer, crossword constructor, and freelance film programmer. His film work has been published in Reverse Shot and MUBI's Notebook, and he has made puzzles for the LA Times, Buzzfeed, and Simon & Schuster. Raised in Maine, he traveled out to Portland, Oregon to attend Reed College, where he majored in math and founded a film screening organization. After some time in curatorial departments of New York film museums he is working toward a masters degree in cinema studies at NYU. You can find him tweeting sporadically at @solexyoghurt.