Writing

(I worked for NPR from 2016 to 2023. You can find a full list of my clips for them here.)

Selected Criticism

Margaux, Inside The Marble | 2024, Pitchfork
Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines” at Brooklyn Museum | 2024, New York Review of Architecture
Ian Sweet, Sucker | 2023, Pitchfork
Squirrel Flower, Tomorrow’s Fire | 2023, Pitchfork
Helena Deland, Goodnight Summerland | 2023, Pitchfork
Mitski, “Bug Like an Angel” | 2023, Pitchfork
Palehound, Eye On The Bat | 2023, NPR Music
Jess Williamson, Time Ain’t Accidental | 2023, NPR Music
Jenny Lewis, Joy’all | 2023, NPR Music
boygenius, the record | 2023, NPR Music
Fever Ray, Radical Romantics | 2023, NPR Music
Plains, I Walked With You A Ways | 2022, NPR Music
Quinn Christopherson, Write Your Name In Pink | 2022, NPR Music
Sharon Van Etten, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong | 2022, NPR Music
Frances Quinlan, Likewise | 2020, NPR Music
Book review: Andrea Long Chu, Females | 2019, NPR
Book review: Vivien Goldman, Revenge Of The She-Punks | 2019, NPR
Girlpool, What Chaos Is Imaginary | 2019, NPR Music
Robyn, Honey | 2018, NPR Music
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel | 2018, NPR Music
Hop Along, Bark Your Head Off, Dog | 2018, NPR Music
Soccer Mommy, Clean | 2018, NPR Music
Palm, Rock Island | 2018, NPR Music
Mitski, Puberty 2| 2016 (Bitch Magazine # 72)


Selected profiles & interviews

Mannequin Pussy’s Music Is Built on Big Emotions (and Inside Jokes)
A short profile of one of Philly’s finest punk bands | 2024, New York Times
On making your best work through balance
A conversation with writer and podcaster Kelsey McKinney about working across mediums and being driven by enthusiasm | 2023, The Creative Independent
The eternal paradox, and ‘Quantum Criminals,’ of Steely Dan
A conversation with the writer and illustrator of a book dedicated to the characters of the Steely Dan discography | 2023, NPR Music
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, NPR Music
On ‘Ignorance,’ The Weather Station Compels You To Care
An interview with Tamara Lindeman about climate crisis and songwriting | 2021, NPR Music
Anjimile Just Can’t Wait To Be King
An interview with the Boston songwriter about their bold, brave debut | 2020, NPR Music
Torres Explains The Fear And Desire Behind Her Most Self-Determined Record Yet
An interview about writing music while desperately in love | 2020, NPR Music
Trixie Mattel: America’s Next Top Folk-Country Comedy Drag Artist
An interview with the drag superstar| 2018, NPR Music
Power In Everything: Priests’ Katie Alice Greer On Making Space For Art
A conversation about a hard year with a visionary artist | 2017, NPR Music
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, NPR Music
Interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak
A conversation about virtuosity and courage | 2016, She Shreds


Essays & features

Imperfect Feminists to the Front
On Kathleen Hanna’s memoir and revisiting ’90s feminism | 2024, The Conversationalist
Le Tigre’s Feminist Rage Has Always Been Fun
On the joy of seeing a Le Tigre reunion show | 2023, NPR Music
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, NPR Music
Perfume Genius Expands Rock’s Body Language
A critics’ conversation about embodiment, queerness and one of the year’s best albums | 2020, NPR Music
How One Of Music’s Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared, And How Her Legacy Was Saved
On Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s unlikely and necessary comeback story | 2019, NPR Music
The Motherlode
A collection of testimonies to the eight women who invented American popular music | 2019, NPR Music
The Old Disappearing-Reappearing Band Trick (Or, How Millennials Rescued Duster’s Music From The Abyss)
On the re-emergence of slowcore’s beloved underground heroes | 2019, NPR Music
Women Are The Fabric Of 21st Century Pop
On Turning the Tables’ second season | 2018, NPR Music