“Blood Cries Out” The Atavist, November 2018
I wrote about a murder mystery that was solved, then unsolved, and which now remains something of a mystery.
“On a quiet Missouri farm, two families worked the land side by side, until a murder shattered their American dream. The quest for justice tore the families and their community apart.”
“The Battle Over Climate Science Goes to School” UnDark Magazine, Nov 2018
An investigation into the nationwide effort by conservatives to change how climate change is presented to students. From the White House to conservative-led statehouses, years of investment by major fossil fuel industry players are now bearing fruit in the war on climate literacy.
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“American Ghostwriter” The Baffler, Nov 2018
An essay on the emerging practice of ghostwritten luxury memoirs, and how these $9,000 bespoke heirlooms of a life well lived reflect upon the current state of journalism.
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“Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?” The New Republic, June, 2018
To defend against extreme weather, U.S. cities must accept that survival means change—to the economy and also to the country’s conception of itself.
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“#CasperNights” N+1, October 2017
A dispatch on the fusion of art, desperate non-profits, corporate sponsorship, and marketing at an experiential marketing event in a modern art museum.
“Frederick Wiseman is Here” Tablet Magazine, September2017
A profile of the 87-year-old filmmaker on the occasion of his 41st documentary.
“The Future of Media is Here, I Was There” Tablet Magazine, May2017
A dispatch from the Third Annual Content Marketing Conference.
“Letter From Philadelphia”Tablet Magazine, February 2017
A dispatch from the protests against the Muslim ban at the Philadelphia Airport.
“The Secret Service BBQ” Tablet Magazine, November 2017
On the history of American assassins, presidential protection, Mar-a-lago, and my pursuit for a Secret Service barbecue.
“Here I Am, HAIM” Tablet Magazine, November 2017
On the road with the the the pop band HAIM.
“Bernie City”Tablet Magazine, November 2016
A dispatch from a stop on the promotional tour for Bernie Sander’s new book, two weeks after the 2016 U.S. election.
“Sacred and Profane” Tablet Magazine, February 2016
An essay on an initial encounter with Judaism.
“Secret’s Out” Bloomberg Businessweek, December 2013
A profile of Damon Baehrel, chef and sole employee of his basement eatery, the most exclusive restaurant in the world.
“Camp Neverland” SB Nation Longform, August 2013
A week at extreme sports camp with the future stars of skateboarding.
“You Get On the Internet and Pretty Soon You’re Drunk” The Awl, May 2013
An evening with 40,000 ultra Orthodox Jews protesting the internet at Citi Field in New York.
“The Brief Histories & Modern Journey of a Vinyl Record” The Brooklyn Rail, Feb 2012
Following the production process of a record in Brooklyn with a look back at the history of music recorded to vinyl.