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same, plus pieces for sites! and print! and ghostwriting! and video! and audio! that’s being a 21st century media worker, baby!

selected clips (the proverbial greatest hits album, if you will)
Am I The Drama?: Notes on Fleetwood Mac on Film | Bright Wall/Dark Room | May 2022
sad songs: on aimee mann and queens of the summer hotel | bed crumbs | November 2021
Liz Phair on the Long Journey From “Guyville” to “Soberish” | Flood Magazine | June 2021
The Best Actress in the World: Jane Fonda, Klute, and the Nature of Performance | Bright Wall/Dark Room | May 2021
The Best Version of Itself: Nora Ephron’s New York in When Harry Met Sally | Bright Wall/Dark Room | December 2020
We’re Playing Space Explorers: On Judy Berlin and Madeline Kahn | Bright Wall/Dark Room | June 2020
I’m Like History Passing By: An Interview With Lee Grant | Bright Wall/Dark Room | December 2019
Decades Later, the World Is Catching Up to Elaine May | Glamour Magazine | November 2019
Kim Gordon’s Ready to See You Now | Garage Magazine | October 2019
Jessica Lange’s Highway 61 Explores America the Beautiful, Lonely, and Fading | Flood Magazine | October 2019
Elaine May Made Movies About Men, But Difficult Women Dominate Her Stage | Bright Wall/Dark Room | September 2019
How The Elusive ‘Buckingham Nicks’ Established Stevie Nicks’ Songwriting Voice | NPR Music | January 2018

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selected newsletter essays
been down one time, been down two times: on lindsey buckingham, “bad men,” and revisionist history | september 2021
thoughts you have on big walks through central park while listening to nora ephron audiobooks
| august 2021
it’s always winter in reds | march 2021
nice things | december 2020
there is a girl in new york city who calls herself the human trampoline | July 2020
thoughts you have on big walks through manhattan while listening to the new phoebe bridgers album and wanting to cry | june 2020
thoughts you have on trains in and around new york about the impending (gradual or sudden) end of the world | September 2019 
jenny lewis, patron saint of sad girls, is trying to be happy — or something like it | June 2019

select audio & video work

videos & short docs
creator & creative director | 60 Second Confessionals series (ft. Japanese Breakfast, The Linda Lindas, and more) | Pitchfork | July 2022
producer & editorial liaison | Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party: Live | Vanity Fair | March 2022
director, Mitski Breaks Down Every Song on Laurel Hell | Pitchfork | February 2022
director and producer, Pass the Aux ft. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss | Pitchfork | December 2021
creator, director and producer, Pass the Aux ft. Elton John and Brandi Carlile | Pitchfork | October 2021
creative director, Tea With Tatler ft. Anya Taylor-Joy | Tatler | September 2021
director and producer, Over/Under series (ft. Aimee Mann, Hasan Minhaj, Lucy Dacus, Liz Phair, and Chvrches, and among many, many others) | Pitchfork | 2020 – 2021
producer, The Making of the 2021 Hollywood Issue Portfolio (cover video) | Vanity Fair | February 2021
director and producer, What Follows Hope: Barack Obama in conversation with Jesmyn Ward (cover video) | Vanity Fair | November 2020
director and producer, I Started a Rock Band at 47 Years Old | Iris (Condé Nast) | May 2018
director and producer, What Opioid Addicts Want You To Know About Addiction | Iris | December 2018
director and producer, What Opioid Addicts Want You To Know About Recovery | Iris | December 2018
producer, What Porn Stars Want You To Know (seven part series) | Iris | May 2018
associate producer, Abortion Stories Before Roe v. Wade | Iris | February 2017

select audio
host and writer, Consequence of Sound’s The Opus podcast, Season 3: Jeff Buckley’s Grace | episode 1 | episode 2episode 3 | 2019
co-host, co-writer, producer, and editor, ’77 Music Club | all episodes here | 2017 – 2019
podcast guest appearances live here

profiles & interviews
An Interview With Emma Swift | bed crumbs | August 2020
Margo Price Can’t Be Boxed In | Vinyl Me Please | July 2020
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda on Border-Crossing with The Truth | Flood Magazine | July 2020
Why We Can’t Get Enough of Hoaxes and Cons | Vanity Fair | November 2019
Alma Har’el on the Therapeutic Nature of Honey Boy | Flood Magazine | October 2019
How Schitt’s Creek turned Catherine O’Hara into a couture queen | Garage Magazine | April 2019
Stephen Malkmus Learns New Tricks on Groove Denied | Flood Magazine | March 2019
CHAI Wants to Know What Words Are Worth | Flood Magazine | December 2018 (Fall 2018 print issue)
Snail Mail Grows Up | Flood Magazine | June 2018
Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter Tristen Talks New Album Sneaker Waves | Guitar World | April 2018 (June 2018 print issue)

film, television, and pop culture criticism
The Best Films of 2020 (blurb for #6 — Shirley) | Flood Magazine | December 2020
The Best TV of 2020 (blurb for #10 — High Fidelity) | Flood Magazine | December 2020
Burn It Down: Rewatching Enlightened as Corporate America Melts Down | Bright Wall/Dark Room | October 2020
“Do I Look Like I Don’t Belong Here?” Working Girl and the Secrets of Class Politics | Bright Wall/Dark Room | May 2020
Trash, Art, and Book Club: A Toast to Our Aging Icons | Bright Wall/Dark Room | February 2020

music criticism
The 150 Best Albums of the 1990s (blurb for #143—Whatever by Aimee Mann) | Pitchfork | September 2022
The Best Albums of 2020 (blurbs for #21 — It Is What It Is by Thundercat — and #15 — Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist) | Flood Magazine | December 2020
The Best Songs of 2020 (blurb for #4 — “Shameika” by Fiona Apple) | Flood Magazine | December 2020
The Best Songs of 2019 (blurb for #7 — “Heads Gonna Roll” by Jenny Lewis) | Flood Magazine | December 2019
The Best Albums of 2019 (blurbs for #14 — Better Oblivion Community Center s/t — and #5 — Norman Fucking Rockwell by Lana Del Rey) | Flood Magazine | December 2019
Liz Phair: The Poptimist | Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop (ed. Paul Myers and SW Lauden, Rare Bird Books) | November 2019
and i would ask for you to consider the fact that your icons were not always icons (video; on Buckingham Nicks)transcript | Words & Guitars reading series | April 2019
Jenny Lewis’s On The Line is a dogged fight to move forward | bed crumbs | March 2019
In times of chaos, Maggie Rogers serves a much-needed catharsis | bed crumbs | January 2019
The Best Albums of 2018 (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
Kim Gordon and the power of female rage | bed crumbs | July 2018
40 Years Later, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Tina Weymouth Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized | Paper Magazine | September 2017
Buckingham Nicks, 44 years later (excerpt from 33 1/3 book proposal) | bed crumbs | September 2017

music press, bio, and misc. writing
look i don’t know what to call this but i’m great at writing bios and blurbs and press releases and even lesson plans with a music journalist’s ~flair~ if you want to hire me 🙂
Caitlin Rose – Cazimi (2022)
Tristen – Aquatic Flowers (2021)
Vanessa Carlton – Love is an Art (2020) (1, 2)
Tristen – “A Case of You” (2019)
Tristen – “Dream Within a Dream” (2019)
Lulu Lewis (2018)

Beat Culture and the Grateful Dead | TeachRock (Rock and Roll Forever Foundation) lesson plan | 2019
Deadheads and Reagan’s America in the 1980s | TeachRock lesson plan | 2019
Toby Keith and The Chicks: Songs and Words During the War on Terror | TeachRock lesson plan | 2019
Third Wave: Women’s Rights and Music in the 1990s | TeachRock lesson plan | 2019

cultural criticism & op-ed
White privilege protects Taylor Swift’s Instagram account while racist slurs force Leslie Jones to quit Twitter | Quartz | July 2016
Taylor Swift’s fight against Big Music doesn’t make her a champion of the creative class | Quartz | August 2015

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