Selected Writing 

Essays and Occasional Pieces

All the Images will Disappear
An essay about Annie Ernaux’s body of work and its ability to evoke personal hauntings.
Read it Triangle House Review

The Granular Nuances of Meaning
A review of Elisa Gabbert’s essay collection, The Word Pretty
Read it at Los Angeles Review of Books

Fighting for Emotional Liberty in Joanna Walsh's Break.up
A review of Joanna Walsh's novel-in-essays Break.up
Read it at Los Angeles Review of Books

Vienna Tourism Board Campaign Reveals Schiele's Art Still Controversial
"To see a Schiele painting is to experience the frenetic energy of one’s own flesh."
Read it at MediaPost

Violence and Glamour in Eileen Chang's Little Reunions
A review of the newly translated novel Little Reunions by Eileen Chang
Read it at Los Angeles Review of Books

A Silent Storm: Art, Obsession, Death, and Marcel Marceau
A review of Shawn Wen's biography of Marcel Marceau, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause
Read it at Los Angeles Review of Books

The Whole of the Moon
The Amateur Astronomers Association, perversion of experience through lenses, and a trip to the Grand Canyon
In print at The Hopper

The Price Tag of Being a Woman
The demands of femininity are explored through the work of Rachel Cusk, Joanna Walsh, Anne Boyer, and Renee Gladman
Read it at LitHub

Singapore Unbound
Profile of cross-cultural exchange program Singapore Unbound for Poets & Writers
Read it at Poets & Writers

Cupcakes, Leather, and Conformity: A Conversation with Penny Arcade
Profile of legendary performance artist Penny Arcade for Bust
Read it at

Don't Ask Questions, Don't Wear Slacks, Don't Put Curlers in Your Hair
On Barbara Loden's Wanda for A Women's Thing
Read it here (PDF) or at A Women's Thing

Rapture of the Deep
Panic Attacks, SCUBA diving, and a breakup
Read it at The Rumpus

'Mars' Star Jihae On Playing Twin Sisters — Both Of Them: BUST Interview
Profile of Artist, Musician, and Actress Jihae for Bust
Read it at

Escape from New York: Santa Cruz
City guide to Santa Cruz for TimeOut New York
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Escape from New York: Rochester
City guide to Rochester, NY, for TimeOut New York
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An Interview with Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel
Published following the release of her debut essay collection Fear Icons
Read it Los Angeles Review of Books

An Interview with Kassi Underwood
Published following the release of her debut memoir May Cause Love
Read it at Bust

An Interview with Sigrid Nunez
Published following the release of her novel Salvation City
Read it at

An Interview with Liza Monroy
Published following the release of her debut novel Mexican High
Read it at

Writing on Media and Advertising

'ESPN The Magazine' Unveils 2018 Body Issue, Cover Features First LGBTQ Couple
"The naked bodies of these athletes reveal what powers the statistics, thrilling game moments and inevitable celebrity."
Read it at MediaPost

As 'Post-Gazette' Cartoonist Is Fired, 'The New Yorker' And 'Time' Show Power of Visual Commentary
The reaction to Rogers' work, both from supporters and detractors, shows the power an illustration or image holds, particularly at a time when words are easily manipulated or increasingly censored."
Read it at MediaPost

'AARP Magazine' Shows 'Rosy' Power Of Boomer Audience
"Before marketers were scrambling to decode the needs and desires of the gigantic millennial audience, there were baby boomers. And as the boomers aged, their influence remained."
Read it at MediaPost

Study: Conde Nast Has More Influence on Consumers Than Google or Facebook
"Key findings spoke to both consumer decision behavior and the level of trust placed in Conde Nast brands by those consumers."
Read it at MediaPost

'Outside' Slims Homepage For Faster Download, Better Ad Experience
Users’ constructive criticism was clear: many felt the old homepage had too many sections replaying with comments like “I’m not sure where to look” and “the homepage feels overwhelming.”
Read it at MediaPost