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.

Who Will Speak for the Geese – The Outline

Who Will Speak for the Geese – The Outline

NYC is on a goose murdering spree, and one man is out to stop them.

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.

 

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