Writing

(You can find a full list of my clips for NPR here.)

Selected music essays & interviews

Yoko Ono’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’ Made Me Rethink What It Means To Be An Expert
On discovering Ono’s oeuvre and embracing intimidating art | 2021
Rewind, Be Kind: On ‘Home Video,’ Lucy Dacus Writes Her Own Rules For Friendship
On how Dacus turned her childhood memories into her best album yet | 2021
On ‘Ignorance,’ The Weather Station Compels You To Care
A conversation with Tamara Lindeman about climate crisis and songwriting | 2021
Anjimile Just Can’t Wait To Be King
A conversation with the Boston songwriter about their bold, brave debut | 2020
Perfume Genius Expands Rock’s Body Language
A critics’ conversation about embodiment, queerness and one of the year’s best albums | 2020
Torres Explains The Fear And Desire Behind Her Most Self-Determined Record Yet
An interview about writing music while desperately in love | 2020
How One Of Music’s Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared, And How Her Legacy Was Saved
Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s unlikely and necessary comeback story | 2019
The Motherlode
A collection of testimonies to the eight women who invented American popular music | 2019
The Old Disappearing-Reappearing Band Trick (Or, How Millennials Rescued Duster’s Music From The Abyss)
About the re-emergence of slowcore’s beloved underground heroes | 2019
Women Are The Fabric Of 21st Century Pop
An essay introducing Turning the Tables’ second season | 2018
Trixie Mattel: America’s Next Top Folk-Country Comedy Drag Artist
An interview with the drag superstar| 2018
Power In Everything: Priests’ Katie Alice Greer On Making Space For Art
A conversation about a hard year with a visionary artist | 2017
Taylor Swift Can’t Be The Victim And The Villain
A conversation among colleagues about Tay’s heel turn | 2017
After A Detour, Land Of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell Finds A New Way Home
An interview with the singer-songwriter about being lost and found | 2017
Interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak
A conversation for She Shreds | 2016
Bedroom Dream Band: Jay Som Talks About Producing Her New Album By Herself
An introduction to the singer, songwriter and producer | 2016


Album & song reviews

Palm, “Feathers” | 2022
Krill, “Solitaire” | 2022
Alex G, “Blessing” | 2022
Rina Sawayama, “This Hell” | 2022
Sharon Van Etten, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong | 2022
Duster, “Retrograde” | 2022
Bartees Strange, “Heavy Heart” | 2022
Land Of Talk, “Moment Feed” | 2021
Mitski, “Working For The Knife” | 2021
NoSo, “Suburbia” | 2021
Big Thief, “Little Things” | 2021
Ada Lea, “Damn” | 2021
Frances Quinlan, Likewise | 2020
Girlpool, What Chaos Is Imaginary | 2019
Robyn, Honey | 2018
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel | 2018
Hop Along, Bark Your Head Off, Dog | 2018
Soccer Mommy, Clean | 2018
Palm, Rock Island | 2018
Mitski, Puberty 2 (Bitch Magazine # 72) | 2016


Book reviews

Andrea Long Chu, Females | 2019
Vivien Goldman, Revenge Of The She-Punks | 2019


Tiny Desks, playlists & other fun stuff

Ada Lea: Tiny Desk (home) concert | 2022
The Linda Lindas: Tiny Desk (home) concert | 2022
Sipping And Sprinting: 24 Songs For Your Roséwave Fun Run | 2021
Joseph Keckler: Tiny Desk (home) concert | 2021
Roséwave: Back 2 Basic | 2021
Deep Sea Diver: Tiny Desk (home) concert | 2021
Palberta: Tiny Desk (home) concert | 2021
Frances Quinlan: Tiny Desk concert | 2020
Harry Styles: Tiny Desk concert | 2020
Carly Rae Jepsen: Tiny Desk concert | 2019
Foxing: Tiny Desk concert | 2019
5 Tiny Desk Concerts That Will Literally Make You Cry | 2019
Camp Cope: Tiny Desk concert | 2018
Broséwave: 21 Songs For Dudes Who Drink Pink | 2018
Tiny Desk concert: Japanese Breakfast | 2017


Zines

boundaries” (Keeper Zines #4)
“DIVULGE” (Keeper Zines #3)
“U G L Y” (Keeper Zines #2)
“GRRRLS IN CARS” (Keeper Zines #1)

I also provided editorial support to Reflections on the Burden of Men in 2017