Tom Maxwell: profile

Tom Maxwell


I am a writer and musician.  I was a member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers between 1994 and 1999, and his song “Hell” peaked at Number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, propelling the band to multi-platinum status.  My songs have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, a Super Bowl commercial, an Academy Award-nominated documentary and the Tony Award-winning soundtrack.  I have also scored for movies, television and commercials.

A contributor to Al Jazeera America, my writing has also appeared in Salon, Our State Magazine, College Music Journal, Southern Cultures, and The Oxford American, among other places.

My Articles & Research on Tech-enhanced Life

Joe Maxwell's Universal Design Kitchen

This article describes a piece of universal design (a kitchen) from 83 yr old designer Joe Maxwell. When you read about Joe's kitchen design below from the 1950's you can't help wondering why we don't see more Universal Design in mainstream products.