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Writing About Music (Journalism)
Willie Nelson Interview / New York Magazine
We talked about Lil Nas X.
Tom DeLonge Interview / New York Magazine
We talked about aliens.
Johnny Marr interview / New York Magazine
We talked about guitars.
Conor Oberst Profile / New York Magazine
Multi-interview profile ahead of the anticipated Bright Eyes reunion.
Which Old Video-Game Score Would Have Won a Grammy? / New York Magazine
Revisiting the past decade of influential video game music in honor of the new Grammy category for “Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media.”
A beginner’s guide to the beloved Japanese composer and Hayao Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi.
Weezer SZNZ: Spring Album Review / Pitchfork
I was sadly not a fan.
U2’s Zooropa Anniversary Feature / Rolling Stone
A re-evaluation of a divisive U2 album and its increasingly timely politics and musical influence.
“We Didn’t Start the Fire” Is Updated for a New Generation / The New York Times
I was asked by the Times to talk about what connects Fall Out Boy’s cover of “We Didn’t Start The Fire” to the Billy Joel original.
Writing About Creative Folks (Bio Writing, PR & Digital Copywriting)
I’ve written bios for classical composer Joe Hisaishi, Muserk CEO Paul Goldman, singer-songwriter Adam Melchor, and more.
At Shore Fire Media, I wrote and edited press releases and long and short-form copy for 300+ clients including Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Common, St. Vincent, Bon Iver, Ludovico Einaudi, Black Violin, and Vitamin String Quartet.
Samples may be shared upon request.
Writing About Neurodiversity (Me!)
You Don’t Have To Be A Superhero / New York Magazine
Elevated mainstream understanding of neurodiversity by writing New York Magazine’s first-ever feature exploring pop culture’s evolving depictions of autistic adults (like myself), adding nuance to a sensitive conversation.
Writing About Literature (& More)
Go-To Karaoke Songs of Famous Writers / McSweeney’s
i.e. Charles Bukowski doing The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
Dystopia For Sale: How a Commercialized Genre Lost its Teeth / Literary Hub
Analysis of the current state and overload of popular dystopian literature and its media adaptations; featured in AV Club’s “Great Job Internet” column.
Writing About & Building (Useful) Tech
For my website, I wrote a series of beginner guides to vital web concepts that everyone who writes on and for the Internet (e.g., web developers and authors) should know—to help users of all walks of life engage with our work. Tech stack & tools: WordPress, Yoast, WCAG, W3C, UX, UI, SEO.
Documented ChatGPT’s API to teach and visualize foundational knowledge of AI and machine learning for a broad audience. Tech stack & tools: Python, OpenAI’s API, Gradio, DITA, Markdown.
Built a web scraping RSS feed reader app to replace Twitter as a source of music industry news. Tech stack & tools: Python, Flask, SQLite, Beautiful Soup, Google’s Python Style Guide.
Collaborated with UX designer Molly Hodson to build a Simpsons-themed guide to visualize Big O and common algorithms and data structures. Tech stack & tools: React.js, TypeScript, Figma
Still working on my drawing skills. You can see more doodles each week in my newsletter.