published clips

My writing on music, culture and current events has appeared in the Village Voice, the LA Weekly, Complex Magazine, VICE’s Noisey, MSNBC’s The Grio, Connecticut Magazine, and, you know, a bunch of other places where they publish words and stuff. Check out some of my most recent clips below. Or, if you’re too lazy for that and just need to relax, here’s what I try to do before writing each article.

7/6/2014. The Village Voice. “Intro to Diddy: Are Courses that Focus on Pop Culture Enriching for Students or Colleges?

6/7/2014. Complex Magazine. “Still Trapping: What Made ‘Ghostbusters’ Work, 30 Years Later”

5/21/2014. The Village Voice. “Back in the New York Groove: After three long seasons in New Jersey, the New York Liberty return to MSG, but will fans turn out to welcome them home?” 

5/11/2014. Complex Magazine. “A Crazy Little Thing Called Californication: Why Charles Bukowski Would Hate Hank Moody” 

5/7/2014. Complex Magazine. “Why You Should Give Lauryn Hill’s ‘Unplugged’ Album Another Chance”

4/30/2014. Complex Magazine. “Remembering the NBA’s Implicitly Racist Dress Code, And the Players Who Were Most Affected”

4/17/2014. Noisey. “Ben Greenberg of the Men Will Teach You Guitar”

4/1/2014. The LA Weekly. “Kelela Crafts a New Brand of Alt. R&B”

3/26/2014. The Village Voice. “Discworld: Ultimate Frisbee Tries to Crack New York’s Crowded Pro Sports Landscape”

3/19/2014. MSNBC’s “Soul Singer Betty Wright Defends Collaboration with Rick Ross: ‘He is a Genius’

2/25/2014. The LA Weekly. “All Hail King Avriel”

March 2014 Issue of Connecticut Magazine. “Dylan Connor: Blood Like Fire”

1/23/2014. MSNBC’s “Michael Ealy talks new film ‘About Last Night,’ and what it’s like to play a machine”

10/7/2013. MSNBC’s “US Raid on Somalia: Al-Shabaab recruitment puts Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Somali community under scrutiny”

8/21/2013. Fairfield County Weekly/ “A$AP Ant of A$AP Mob Brings His Solo Show to Bridgeport”

8/7/2013. The Village Voice. “Watching the Wheels: Columbia planning prof and his students imagine a New York of bike shares and self-driving cars”

July/August Issue of Fairfield Magazine. “Ten Minutes with James Blake”

4/3/2013. The Village Voice. “China Fast-tracks a New Satellite Campus of New York University — But the Price May be Intellectual Freedom”

4/27/2013. Cover Story - Village Voice Spring Arts Guide. “The Once and Future Ratking”

8/29/2012. Fairfield County Weekly/ “The Stepkids’ Guide to Bridgeport.”

8/8/2012. The Village Voice Education Supplement. ” ITP Launches Entrepreneurs, Dreamers”

6/12/2012. Fairfield County Weekly/ “Mike Waxx is a Young Creative Hip-Hop Triple-Threat from Westport”

5/9/2012. Cover Story - The Village Voice. “Kilo KishSmooth Operator”

4/4/2012. The Village Voice. “Dream, Deferred: Can the DREAM Act help undocumented students earn a living?”

February 2012 issue of Connecticut Magazine. “Dishing the Dert”

9/28/2011. The Jewish Daily Forward. “How To Make It in the Shmatte Business”

9/28/2011. The Karmaloop Men’s Blog. “Album Review: Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost.”

9/15/2011. The Karmaloop Men’s Blog. “St. Vincent - Cruel”