A selection of my written work

The Man Behind the Good Guy With a Gun Myth - Pacific Standard Almost no one has heard of John Lott, but he's the most influential man in the gun debate.

The Man Behind the Good Guy With a Gun Myth - Pacific Standard

Almost no one has heard of John Lott, but he's the most influential man in the gun debate.

The Anger of a Native American Poet in Brooklyn – The New Yorker A profile of Native American poet Tommy Pico, who lives in Brooklyn and writes like fire.

The Anger of a Native American Poet in Brooklyn – The New Yorker

A profile of Native American poet Tommy Pico, who lives in Brooklyn and writes like fire.

The Crazy Story Behind Melania Trump's Skincare Line – Racked Melania seemed to have it all going for her, and then everything went terribly wrong.

The Crazy Story Behind Melania Trump's Skincare Line – Racked

Melania seemed to have it all going for her, and then everything went terribly wrong.

Oprah's Planned Post-Katrina Community in Texas – NY Mag Oprah built a community for 60 families displaced by Katrina in the middle of nowhere.

Oprah's Planned Post-Katrina Community in Texas – NY Mag

Oprah built a community for 60 families displaced by Katrina in the middle of nowhere.

Want Affordable Housing? Evict the Rich – The Outline The world is in a housing crisis. There's an easy way to solve it, though you might not like it.

Want Affordable Housing? Evict the Rich – The Outline

The world is in a housing crisis. There's an easy way to solve it, though you might not like it.

The Border Town Where 1/3 of Kids are Homeless – Splinter Rachel Quintana can see her husband's house from Cali. She just can't get to it, because it's in Mexico.

The Border Town Where 1/3 of Kids are Homeless – Splinter

Rachel Quintana can see her husband's house from Cali. She just can't get to it, because it's in Mexico.

The Campus Free Speech Battle You're Not Seeing – Jezebel Pro-Israel groups are spending big money to stifle free speech on college campuses.

The Campus Free Speech Battle You're Not Seeing – Jezebel

Pro-Israel groups are spending big money to stifle free speech on college campuses.

Who Will Speak for the Geese – The Outline After geese helped down a plane, NYC went on a goose murdering spree. One man is out to stop them.

Who Will Speak for the Geese – The Outline

After geese helped down a plane, NYC went on a goose murdering spree. One man is out to stop them.

The Dark Future Charlottesville Foreshadows – Splinter A dispatch from Charlottesville shows that there's been a war brewing for decades.

The Dark Future Charlottesville Foreshadows – Splinter

A dispatch from Charlottesville shows that there's been a war brewing for decades.

How One of Katrina's Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad – BuzzFeed Kathy Phipps' life was used as an example of an ideal disaster recovery. But then the cameras left.

How One of Katrina's Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad – BuzzFeed

Kathy Phipps' life was used as an example of an ideal disaster recovery. But then the cameras left.

How You'll Be Surveilled in a Few Years – Splinter What protests might look like as surveillance technology gets more advanced.

How You'll Be Surveilled in a Few Years – Splinter

What protests might look like as surveillance technology gets more advanced.

Christopher Street is No Longer Christopher Street – OUT I grew up three blocks from Christopher Street. It made me who I am. Now it's gone.

Christopher Street is No Longer Christopher Street – OUT

I grew up three blocks from Christopher Street. It made me who I am. Now it's gone.

More Work

The Most Radical D.A. in the United States – Fusion – 5/10/2017

Crowdfunding for the Public Good Is Evil – Wired – 3/16/2016

Light a Fire Under the DNC – The New Inquiry – 12/30/2016

The Secret Gay Movement at America's Most Conservative College – Fusion – 1/26/16

Going to an Orlando Gun Show a Week After Pulse – Fusion – 6/29/2016

The App Around the Corner – The New Republic – 11/30/2015

The Last Gas Station Downtown – Curbed – 7/18/2016

I Threw My Dog a Bark Mitzvah and All I Got Was This Lousy Jewish Guilt – Racked – 5/11/16

A Fight at a BBQ Place and the Fight over Queer Justice – Fusion – 9/20/16

Fireworks and Other American Explosions – Brooklyn Magazine – 7/7/2016

Jane Jacobs Was Great. Let's Stop Deifying Her – Slate – 5/4/2016

Welcome to Artprize, a “Radically Open” Far-Right Art Competition in Grand Rapids – Gawker – 10/28/15

How Fentanyl Overtook the Streets of Chicago – Fusion – 02/02/2016

I Hope the Mets Lose Because I’m Queer – Hazlitt – 10/28/2015

All My Friends Are Dead: Life on Adderall – Gawker – 5/6/2013

These Two Guys Will Have to Leave San Francisco Unless You Watch Their Movie – Fusion – 9/21/15

Louisiana Five Years after Bp Oil Spill: 'it's Not Going Back to Normal' – The Guardian – 4/18/2015

Meet the Us Senate's Most Important Anti-environmentalist – The Verge – 12/22/2014

The Two Detroits: A City Both Collapsing and Gentrifying at the Same Time – The Guardian – 2/5/2015