Journalism/Nonfiction

I write profiles, features, op-eds, and reviews. There are too many to list here, and most of these are very old, but I am too tired to update. Please forgive me. Used to be the lead film critic and reporter at LA Weekly. Now I’m freelance… everywhere.

 

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

Why Are We Still Taking the GRE?
TakePart

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

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

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

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

Corporate Volunteerism Replacing Cheesy Team-Building Trust Falls
TakePart

How Car Makers Are Making Cycling Safer
TakePart

How to Really Fight Gentrification
TakePart

Can a Living Wage Save America’s Malls?
TakePart

How Women Can Shop for Cars
TakePart

Pros Reveal Photoshop Tips That Defy Reality
TakePart

7 Big Moments in Body Image for 2014
TakePart

Training for the Construction Site with WINTER Women
TakePart

LA Bike Trains
TakePart

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

Farming as Neurodiversity Activism
TakePart

 

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

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

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

Tim Fite
VICE
Q&A with my current favorite artist

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

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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