Journalism/Nonfiction

I write profiles, features, op-eds, and reviews for outlets like VICE, Flaunt, Good, Bust, Bullett, The Rumpus, Broken Pencil, The Portland Mercury, and Bookslut. My interests include music, film, gender and class politics, current events, mental health, photography, and literature. Formerly the editor-in-chief of The Picture Professional magazine from The American Society of Picture Professionals, currently the lead Film Critic for LA Weekly.

I’m also co-editing an anthology of essays on the female experience of “turning 30.”

30 Years Ago, L.A.’s Girls of the Reagan Era Weighed in on “Feminist Jerks”
L.A. Weekly

The Feminist Asylum That Redefined Women’s Mental Health
The Atlantic

How Washing Machines Could Use a Lot Less Water
CityLab

Ask a Space Gynecologist
Marie Claire

A Proposal for a New Code of Journalistic Ethics
Medium

Why Are We Still Taking the GRE?
TakePart

Inside Planned Parenthood: What I Saw—And How I changed—When I Worked There
Marie Claire

Double Features at New Beverly Cinema
Sixty

Mutual Cruelty: The Twisted Way We Cope With Loss
Marie Claire

‘Carrie: The Musical’ Hits Downtown LA
Sixty

On the Job With: Party Suppliers
CityLab

The Scientific Reasons Why Your Teen Loves Loud Music
TakePart

The Complicated History and Politics of ‘Thug’
TakePart

Cobbling Shoes With Chris Francis at CAFAM
SIXTY

Taste of Farmers Market 2015
SIXTY

The Woman Eliminating Toxic Chemicals From Our Lives
TakePart

The Man Revolutionizing How We Care for the Homeless
TakePart

The Father and Daughter Team Saving Women from Human Trafficking
TakePart

C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition
SIXTY

Lummis Day
SIXTY

Feline Aerobics at the Catnip Club
SIXTY

LA in May
SIXTY

Gently, With a Chainsaw: A Heathers Art Show
SIXTY

Fairy Tale Theatre
SIXTY

Downtown Bookfest at Grand Park
SIXTY

RENDEZVOUS! at Hyperion Tavern
SIXTY

A Practical Guide to Dating
The Manifest-Station

DTLA’s Free Comedy from Sleepaway Camp
SIXTY

Corporate Volunteerism Replacing Cheesy Team-Building Trust Falls
TakePart

How Car Makers Are Making Cycling Safer
TakePart

Theater Drinking Games with TinyRhino LA
SIXTY

How to Really Fight Gentrification
TakePart

Can a Living Wage Save America’s Malls?
TakePart

A 360 View of the Cold North at the Panorama Museum
SIXTY

(Untitled) film marathon at the Hammer
SIXTY

How Women Can Shop for Cars
TakePart

Pros Reveal Photoshop Tips That Defy Reality
TakePart

An Alternative L.A. Bus Tour
SIXTY

The Nutcracker at Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater
SIXTY

7 Big Moments in Body Image for 2014
TakePart

Training for the Construction Site with WINTER Women
TakePart

Asher Hartman’s Purple Electric Play
SIXTY

LA Bike Trains
TakePart

Sound, Sculpture & Craps Tables
SIXTY

A Map of Raymond Chandler’s LA
Electric Literature

Beneath the Surface: A Profile of NASA Scientist Dr. Linda Spilker
Golly

Interpreting the Storied Past of the LA River Through Dance
SIXTY

Farming as Neurodiversity Activism
TakePart

The History of Comedy with Jack Black and Tenacious D
SIXTY

Nine Innovative LA Reading Series
Electric Literature

Q&A with Presidential photographer Christopher Dilts
The Picture Professional (this is a viewable pdf from print)

The Strange Magick of Coffin Joe
Network Awesome

Profile on Freida Pinto
Flaunt
Ms. Pinto and I, invading the LACMA’s Frida Kahlo exhibition

Profile on actor Dane DeHaan
Flaunt
Mr. DeHaan and I, touring the Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Extreme Thinking Man’s Sport: Xpogo
Network Awesome

The Plant that Ate Itself: The Day of the Triffids
Network Awesome

Happily Ever After: Black Girl & Post-Colonialism
Network Awesome

Whiskey and Love: A Story of Irish Folk Tunes
Network Awesome

Meteor!…Wait, Have I Seen This Before?
Network Awesome

Giorgio Moroder Gets Embarrassed
Network Awesome

Using the Myers-Briggs to Date
Dame

10 Female Filmmakers Ruling Indie Cinema
xoJane.com

Sad on Purpose
VICE
Composing the music of DepressionQuest

Tomboy Chic with Wildfang
VICE

Free Show Skid Row
VICE

A Living Diary of a Dying Industry
VICE
A cultural diary of people who still make a living in the music industry, despite everyone saying it’s on its death bed.

1. Grumpy Record Store Clerk
2. Have You Hugged a Music Publicist Today
3. Guy Who Hates Your Goddamn Indian Collages
4. Record Label Wants You to Go to Acupuncture School, Stop Pissing in Sandbox
5. College Radio Guy Who Can’t Find Tim Allen’s Phone Number, You Got It?
6. You Can’t Ever Sing “Don’t Stop Believing” at Karaoke Because of This Guy

David Lynch and Chrysta Bell
VICE
show review and criticism of contemporary female music personas

Seeing Women Seeing Women
Network Awesome

Profile on Lita Ford
VICE
Lita Ford talks about life, love, and homosexuality.

To Be French, To Be Cocteau
Network Awesome

Tim Fite
VICE
Q&A with my current favorite artist

Close Quarters: He’s On A Boat
Network Awesome

Photographer Leland Lee
The Picture Professional
Profile on renowned architectural photographer and former Julius Shulman assistant.
(this is a viewable pdf from print)

Schizophrenia in Film
VICE
A discussion about film with four men diagnosed with schizophrenia

I’m Poor
Good
An essay on the dissolution of old class lines, and the creation of new ones

Interview with 120MB Curator Mark Brown
Network Awesome

Night Soul
The Portland Mercury
A review of Joseph McElroy’s collection of short stories

Miracle Boy
Bookslut
A review of Pinckney Benedict’s collection of short stories

Jazz Wolf
VICE
A great deal of research to talk about zoomusicology and the little-known industry of “nature musicians”

Doug Martsch Fan Fic
VICE
An interview with famed “Roy Orbison in Clingfilm” fan fic artist, and an attempt at my own fan fic

Twin Peaks Festival
VICE
Kelly Mc. and I meet Ray Wise and Sheryl Lee and talk about wolves

Rumpus
The Rumpus
Some book reviews

Rock Operas
VICE
The making of a modern rock opera in Los Angeles

Sammy Hagarticle
VICE
A full-immersion book review of Sammy Hagar’s autobiography

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