Music and Film Reviews
What the right gets wrong about Venezuela and the American left
An opinion piece about Venezuela (ThinkProgress).
Is Solar Power Actually Accessible For Everyone?
An article about solar power (Playboy).
Should All Drugs Be Legalized?
An article about drug legalization (Playboy)
It Might Be Time To Retire Private Jets
An article about the environmental effects of private jets. (Playboy)
Finding Nirvana At Vietnam's Buddhist Amusement Park
An article I wrote about my misadventure at a Buddhist amusement park in Vietnam. (Playboy)
The Unlikely Rise of Trap Music In Japan
A profile on the rise of Trap music in Japan. (Huck Magazine)
How ‘The O.C.’s Chrismukkah Became a Real Life Holiday
An article I wrote about Chrismukkah, Jewish identity, and The O.C. (Broadly/Vice)
Why Millennial Boy Bands Like Brockhampton and PRETTYMUCH Are Streaming Themselves
An article I wrote about how Brockhampton and PRETTYMUCH are using self-surveillance to market themselves. (Interview Magazine)
On Crystal Abidin's "Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online"
A review of Crystal Abidin's Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online (Cleveland Review of Books)
"Are You Verified?": A Hellish Afternoon At The Influencer Mural
An article about the influencer only mural. (Inverse)
This Is Why The Minions Are So Popular
An article about the Minions' global popularity. (BuzzFeed)
Revisiting Jersey Shore's Fourth Season In Florence
An essay about Jersey Shore''s season in Florence. (The Outline)
An essay about Israeli dance, Jewish summer camp, and my alter ego. (Protocols)
Who's Ready For A Frankie Muniz Comeback?
A profile of The Weekly Muniz (theweeklymuniz.com), a Frankie Muniz podcast. (The Awl)
Is Jonathan Cheban The Schlemiel of Calabasas?
An article about Jonathan Cheban, Yiddish folktales, and Calabasas. (The Awl)
Truth or Consequences
Cultural criticism piece about objective evidence on social media and the spectacle of "receipts". (Real Life Mag)
Cultural criticism piece about Melania Trump memes. (Real Life Mag)
Why Britney Spears' Blackout Is Her Most Important Work
An article celebrating Britney Spears' 2007 album Blackout. (Into More Magazine)
Is Nonfood The New Soylent?
An article I write about algae bars. (WestwoodWestwood)
Interview with the artist Mei Xian Qiu
I interviewed the artist Mei Xian Qiu about globalization, Chinese cultural identity, and fake news. (AQNB )
Sudden Coffee: Instant Coffee That Doesn't Suck
A profile of Sudden Coffee, an instant coffee company. (WestwoodWestwood)
Urban Farming Isn't Just Eco-Friendly, it's Entrepreneurial Too
Article about urban farmer entrepreneurs. (WestwoodWestwood)
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Discusses The Difference Between Influence & Theft
Interview with Deborah Mannis-Gardner, a sample clearance maestro. (HipHopDX)
Murs Wants Jaden Smith To Sign Him For His Future "Strange Journeys"
Interview with Murs. (HipHopDX)
I Was Lindsay Lohan's Last Fan
Creative nonfiction piece about my conceptual Tumblr project, "Lindsay Lohan's Last Fan." (Pelican Bomb)
Animal Farm: The Musical
A story I wrote about a Jewish high school's production of Animal Farm: The Musical .(Hypocrite Reader)
The Cowboy’s Final Act: On Clint Eastwood, Trump, American Sniper, and Sully
Cultural criticism piece analyzing American Sniper and Sully. (Bright Lights Film Journal)
Queering The Sponge: The Transcendent Queerness of SpongeBob Squarepants
Cultural criticism piece about SpongeBob Squarepants. (Popmatters)