Writing

all episodes of ’77 Music Club (co-host/co-writer/producer) live here

selected work
The Best Albums of 2018 (wrote blurbs for #11, #6, #5, and #3) | Flood Magazine | December 2018
A Brief History of Women-Led Supergroups | Pitchfork | October 2018
At Twenty-Five, Bikini Kill’s Pussy Whipped Reminds Us We Still Have a Right to be Hostile | Flood Magazine | October 2018
Snail Mail Grows Up | Flood Magazine | June 2018
I Started a Rock Band at 47 Years Old (mini-doc; director and producer) | Iris | May 2018
How The Elusive ‘Buckingham Nicks’ Established Stevie Nicks’ Songwriting Voice | NPR Music | January 2018
40 Years Later, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Tina Weymouth Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized | Paper Magazine | September 2017
Taylor Swift’s fight against Big Music doesn’t make her a champion of the creative class | Quartz | August 2015
It’s Hard to Say, but Stevie Nicks Might Just be the Original Selfie Queen | Bustle | October 2014

selected press & media appearances
Quiet Lunch | interviewed about ’77 Music Club | May 2018
The Financial Times | ’77 Music Club featured in piece about women in music podcasts | May 2018
BBC Radio 5 | discussing Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham’s departure | April 2018
WPKN’s Chris Frantz the Talking Head Radio Show | guest session on Frantz’s monthly radio show, playing and discussing tracks covered on ’77 Music Club | January 2018
Radio New Zealand | discussing Tina Weymouth, Talking Heads, and misogyny in music criticism | October 2017
That Eric Alper | The Music Industry’s Most-Loved Albums of All Time | discussing Buckingham Nicks | January 2016

music criticism
Kim Gordon and the power of female rage | bed crumbs | July 2018
Exile in Guyville at 25: Still, if not more, relevant | bed crumbs | April 2018
Tom Petty was always there | bed crumbs | October 2017
Buckingham Nicks, 44 years later (excerpt from 33 1/3 book proposal) | bed crumbs | September 2017
The new Taylor Swift is the same old Taylor Swift | bed crumbs | August 2017
What it sounds like when things fall apart (Buckingham McVie single review) | bed crumbs | April 2017
Carly Simon Brings Passionate Memoir to Life at New York Discussion | Inspirer | November 2016
Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, and More Bring Refugee Benefit to New York | Inspirer | October 2016
The meaning of Kanye West’s “Fade” video: A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep | bed crumbs | August 2016
Beyoncé’s Lemonade is the Female Empowerment Album We Need | Inspirer | April 2016
Drake is the Modern Lindsey Buckingham | bed crumbs | April 2016
Betrayal (on Joni Mitchell) | bed crumbs | June 2015
Rock On, Gold Dust Woman | bed crumbs | February 2015

profiles & interviews
CHAI Wants to Know What Words Are Worth | Flood Magazine | December 2018 (Fall 2018 print issue)
Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter Tristen Talks New Album Sneaker Waves | Guitar World | April 2018 (June 2018 print issue)
Austin Blues Guitarist Jackie Venson Knows What It’s Like to Win Over Audiences, One Note at a Time
| Guitar World | January 2018 (March 2018 print issue)
Heart Wants to be Remembered for Love | Inspirer | September 2016 (joint piece)
Jen Kirkman Talks Comedy and Growing Into Yourself | Inspirer | September 2016
Pat Benatar: “I’m Proud, So Secure, and Even a Little Arrogant When It Comes to Being a Woman” | Inspirer | September 2016
Eva Longoria on Her New Clothing Line, Personal Style, and Ambitions | Inspirer | August 2016
Lea DeLaria Talks ‘Orange is the New Black’ and Diversity in TV | Inspirer | June 2016
Shelly Colvin on Finding Inspiration | Inspirer | June 2016
Jamie-Lynn Sigler on Her Secret Battle With MS: “Asking for help is noble” | Inspirer | June 2016
Greta Morgan on The Hush Sound Reunion and Predictive Songwriting | Inspirer | May 2016

pop culture
A Deep Dive into the Mysteries, Joys, and Chicken Fingers of Reba McEntire’s Instagram Account | Paper Magazine | August 2017
For Carrie Fisher, who drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra | bed crumbs | January 2017
Carrie Fisher is More Than Princess Leia | Inspirer | December 2016
A Night with a Thousand Stevies | Inspirer | May 2016
On Nora Ephron | Inspirer | March 2016
Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks! 8 Reasons Why She Should Be Your Rock & Roll Heroine | Bustle | May 2015
The Keenan-Bolger siblings are Broadway’s brother-sister act | New York Daily News | May 2012
Tina Fey captivates Union Square with her ‘Bossypants’ Attitude | Washington Square News | April 2011

cultural criticism & op-ed
White privilege protects Taylor Swift’s Instagram account while racist slurs force Leslie Jones to quit Twitter | Quartz | July 2016 
The Aging Rock Cliché is a Myth | bed crumbs | January 2016
The Death of Rock and Roll
| bed crumbs | January 2016
Stop Body-Shaming Carrie Fisher | bed crumbs | December 2015
On Henry Diltz and Capturing Memories | bed crumbs | September 2015
High school censorship: administrators should get real | The Patriot-News | April 2009

personal essay
Let Me Listen to 15 Hours of Sad Songs In Peace | Power of the Playlist | November 2018
Love goes to buildings that are now luxury condos | bed crumbs | March 2017
Autopilot | bed crumbs | October 2016
Some thoughts that I’ve been thinking | bed crumbs | August 2016
Houseboats | bed crumbs | August 2015
Summer of Infinite Possibilities | bed crumbs | August 2015
New Beginnings | bed crumbs | June 2015
Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks: Our Rock and Roll Fairy Godmother | bed crumbs | May 2015
On New York | bed crumbs | January 2015

fashion, arts, & lifestyle
House of Jai ofers yoga classes for senior citizens | New York Daily News | June 2012
New York-based designer crafts jewelry out of scrap bomb metal | New York Daily News | May 2012
Frieze Art Fair brings 182 galleries from 30 countries to Randalls Island | New York Daily News | May 2012
Where 13 Famous Women Were at 24, The Year When The Quarter-Life Crisis is Imminent | Bustle | December 2014
Where 13 Inspiring Women Were at 21, The Year When You’re Finally Entitled To a Drink — and Not Much Else
| Bustle | November 2014
Where 13 Famous Women Were At 20, The Awkward First Year of One Crazy Decade | Bustle | November 2014
Where Was Hillary Clinton in Her 20s? Where 9 Famous Women Were at 23 | Bustle | September 2014
Milly: Spring/Summer 2013 Review | Washington Square News | September 2012
Reem Acra: Spring/Summer 2013 Review | Washington Square News | September 2012
Honor: Spring/Summer 2013 Review | Washington Square News | September 2012
FRINGE Fall 2011 Special Fashion Issue | Washington Square News | November 2011
Rachel Zoe: Spring/Summer 2012 Review | Washington Square News | September 2011

news, etc.
Students turn to web for communication post-Sandy | Washington Square News | November 2012
Students take cover as result of storm | Washington Square News | October 2012
Hindenburg disaster, 75 years later, still a horror for humanity | New York Daily News | May 2012
The “Don’t Tase Me Bro!” guy says Tasers for NYC Transit workers a bad idea | New York Daily News | April 2012
Pennsylvania’s need to go green | The Patriot-News | January 2008

music reviews
(these pieces were originally published on producer Richard Dashut’s now-defunct site but i lowkey like them so here they are just because)
The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil | February 2015
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways | February 2015
Haim – Days Are Gone | January 2015
Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden | January 2015
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams | January 2015
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager | December 2014

digital marketing blogs
As Popularity Booms, Music Streaming Needs to Embrace Social | 3 Degrees | July 2015
Social Media Influencers: The Future of Word of Mouth Marketing
| 3 Degrees | June 2015
In Defense of Madonna’s “Social Media Fail” | 3 Degrees | April 2015
Hashtag Activism | 3 Degrees | December 2014
Social Media Fail: CNN’s #AskACop Tweet Horribly Backfires | 3 Degrees | December 2014
How Older Celebrities Are Learning New Social Media Tricks | HipGenius | July 2014
Teens Continue to Shun Facebook | HipGenius | January 3, 2014

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