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


Selected features, criticism & interviews

On ‘Honey,’ Robyn Dances Towards Stillness
NPR Music | October 2018

Women Are The Fabric Of 21st Century Pop
An introductory essay to season 2 of NPR Music’s Turning the Tables, which questions established wisdom about whose music matters and why.
NPR Music | July 2018

On ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel,’ Humanity Is Courtney Barnett’s Superpower
NPR Music | May 2018

Interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak
She Shreds Issue #11 | Fall 2016

Bedroom Dream Band: Jay Som Talks About Producing Her New Album By Herself
Bitch Media | October 2016

Introducing: Oshwa
Bandcamp Daily | September 2016


Shortform & other fun things

Camp Cope: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR Music | August 2018

Hear New Music From Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus’ Supergroup Boygenius
NPR Music | August 2018

Broséwave: 21 Songs For Dudes Who Drink Pink
NPR Music | July 2018

Watch The Sweaty, Sultry Video For St. Vincent’s ‘Fast Slow Disco’
NPR Music | June 2018

Tiny Desk Concert: Japanese Breakfast
NPR Music | October 2017

mp3 premiere: “I Think I Love You”(Waxahatchee cover) – Boyscout Thriller
The Grey Estates | October 2016


Print Reviews

Review: Mitski, Puberty 2
Bitch Magazine # 72 |Fall 2016

On Its Self-Titled Debut, Lilac Daze Wears Its Influences Boldly On Its Sleeve
Washington City Paper | October 2016

Circle of Strife: New Albums By Governess and Infinity Crush, Reviewed
Washington City Paper | September 2016

Premiere: Governess, ‘Broken Glass’
Washington City Paper | September 2016



Why Does The GOP Still Support Dangerous Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’?
The Establishment | August 2016

Marissa Lorusso at PRI.org



Glaring Omissions: The Music We Missed in 2018
I tried to convince Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton that Camp Cope should have been on NPR Music’s year-end list.
NPR | All Songs Considered | December 2018

We Celebrate Our Favorite Christmas Songs
I was a guest on PCHH to talk about the forever dominance of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
NPR | Pop Culture Happy Hour | December 2018

‘Women Are Not One Thing’: The 2018 Turning The Tables List Shines With Diversity
I spoke with NPR’s Ailsa Chang and my colleague Sidney Madden about the 2018 Turning the Tables list.
NPR |All Things Considered | July 2018

PCHH loves Alex Trebek’s mustache and so do I.
NPR | Pop Culture Happy Hour | July 2018

Roséwave: This Summer, Think Pink
Lars Gotrich, Lyndsey McKenna and I invented a lifestyle-slash-genre. Then, we convinced All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen to listen to it.
NPR |All Songs Considered | July 2018

Road-Testing The Songs Of The Summer
In which I remind Pop Culture Happy Hour that #20GayTeen is Hayley Kiyoko’s year and we’re all just living in it.
NPR |Pop Culture Happy Hour | June 2018

Turning The Tables Listening Party: A Dynamic Sister Duo
A conversation with Ann Powers, Sidney Madden, Katie Presley and me about the artistic mastery of Beyoncé and Solange.
NPR | World Cafe | February 2018

‘The Disaster Artist’ Is A Very James Franco Production
As a longtime fan of The Room, I chatted with PCHH about James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.
NPR | Pop Culture Happy Hour | December 2017

What Makes A Great Album Last?
I joined the ASC team to talk about being a teen who loved Bright Eyes.
NPR | All Songs Considered |November 2017

NPR Music 10th Anniversary Podcast: 2010
A conversation about Kanye, emo revival and streaming
NPR | All Songs Considered |November 2017

Kendrick Lamar Wins Big In The VMAs’ Jarring Jumble Of Moments
I brought some lukewarm takes about youth culture & Taylor Swift to PCHH
NPR | Pop Culture Happy Hour | August 2017


Other All Songs Considered appearances:



Panelist: “Turning The Tables: 21st Century Edition Live,” Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, July 2018

Panelist/Presenter: “Contested Masculinities Across Pop,” MoPOP Pop Conference, April 2018

Organizer/Reader: “You Have to Read This!” reading series, May 2017

Panelist: The Ladycast Live at DC Podfest, November 2016


boundaries” (Keeper Zines #4)

“DIVULGE” (Keeper Zines #3)

“U G L Y” (Keeper Zines #2)

“GRRRLS IN CARS” (Keeper Zines #1)