Culture Writing (selected clips)


Review of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (included in the LA Review of Books’s year-end anthology of the year’s best writing)

Review of Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies (in the LA Review of Books)

Review of  A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance, ed. Belinda McKeon (in Breac: A Journal of Irish Studies)

Interview with Irish novelist Colm Toíbín (in the Washington City Paper)

Review of Room by Emma Donoghue (in the Washington City Paper)


Feature on Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour and the politics of pop music in 2018

What Chaos Is Imaginary by Girlpool

Songs for Judy by Neil Young

The Lillywhite Sessions by Ryley Walker

New Compassion by HAERTS

All That Reckoning by Cowboy Junkies

Sculptor by Luluc

Grand Romantic by Nate Ruess

Sprinter by Torres

Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes

After It All by Delta Rae

South By Southwest Music 2015 reporting (daily dispatches & a top 15 roundup of favorite artists)

Short Movie by Laura Marling

Profile of the Lone Bellow

Slant’s Best Singles & Albums of 2014 Lists (I wrote on St. Vincent, Hozier, New Pornographers, Banks, and others…)

La Isla Bonita by Deerhoof

1989 by Taylor Swift

V by Maroon 5

1000 Forms of Fear by Sia

Bad Self Portraits by Lake Street Dive

Annie Up by the Pistol Annies

Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling

Reflektor by Arcade Fire

The Wack Album by the Lonely Island

SXSW 2014 Coverage: St. Vincent, Lucius, Kelis, Warpaint


Four Dogs and a Bone by John Patrick Shanley (WCP)

Jamaica Farewell by Debra Ehrhardt (WCP)


Image: Caribou mountains in British Columbia.