A selection of my written work

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

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.

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

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

It was part PR move, part charity: building a community for 60 families displaced by Katrina in the middle of nowhere.

Crowdfunding for the Public Good is Evil – Wired

Crowdfunding for the Public Good is Evil – Wired

Crowdfunding is great for documentaries and fun watches, but what happens when you use it for schoolbooks and public parks?

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

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

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

Back on Christopher Street – OUT

Back on Christopher Street – OUT

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

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

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

Pro-Israel groups are singling out professors and students critical of the country, and attempting to silence them with harassment.

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

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 (and she lied under oath).

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

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

Kathy Phipps' life was used as an example of pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps disaster recovery. But then the cameras left.

A Protest, 2020 – Fusion

A Protest, 2020 – Fusion

Speculative journalism! A reported piece on what protests might look like as surveillance technology gets more advanced.