I’m a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. I've written features and columns for Rolling Stone, where I was a contributing editor, The New Yorker, and Slate, where I was pop critic. My writing has also appeared in New York, WSJ Magazine, Businessweek, Details, Glamour, The Village Voice, Travel & Leisure, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications.

My New York Times Magazine cover story about Jerry Seinfeld was included in Oxford University Press' Humor anthology. My Slate profile of Kanye West was included in ASME’s Best American Magazine Writing anthology. My New York Times Magazine feature about “Dwarf Fortress” was included on The Verge’s Best Tech Writing list. At Rolling Stone I’ve written cover stories about Emma Stone, James Franco, Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Jimmy Kimmel, Anchorman, Nicki Minaj, and more.

Longform interviewed me for their journalism podcast; you can find the episode here. I’ve also appeared on NPR, NBC, MTV, CNN and WNYC. 

I was born in Brooklyn and live in Oakland.

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