Selected Works

Below you’ll find a select list of my published works.  You can access a full archive here.


10 Years After Its Launch, A Look at Soulja Boy’s Revolutionary YouTube Channel (The A.V. Club)

Zootopia Nails The Relationship Between Prejudice And Racism (Paste Magazine)

Republicans May Not Know It, But Their Party Is Already Dead. Here’s What Comes Next. (Paste Magazine)

DonYe: How Drumpf and Kanye Are Alike, And How They’re Critically Different (Paste Magazine)

R&B’s BJ the Chicago Kid Is Way More Than A “Hook Guy” (Chicagoist)

A Eulogy For Gravity Falls (Paste Magazine)

Grizfolk: The Best of What’s Next (Paste Magazine)

Two Friends artist profile (Performer Magazine)

A Trillion Data Points: The Growth of Music Analytics (Performer Magazine)

Chicago’s Music Meccas: Subterranean (Third Coast Review)

The Transmutative Experimentation of Crown Larks (Gapers Block)

Cinespace & Stage 18: Growing Chicago’s Film Industry & North Lawndale’s Economy (Gapers Block)

Audiobakery’s In Full Bloom (Gapers Block)

The Empty Bottle’s Free Mondays: For The Love Of All That Is Rock (Gapers Block)

5 Takeaways From CD Baby’s DIY Musicians Conference (Performer Magazine)

Playing Atop the Hotel Lincoln, Widowspeak Embraces The Serenity Of Nature (Gapers Block)

Fort Knox and 2112: Meet Chicago’s New Music Relationship Factory (Performer Magazine)


Strangers in a Stranger Land: 10 Movie Characters Trying to Make Their Way in the West (Paste)

Extraterrestrials in an Extra-Strange Land: 10 More Movie Characters Just Trying To Fit In (Paste)

A Brief History of (Mostly) Bad Presidential Campaign Songs (Paste)

Rush: 10 Songs That Define Their Career (WhatCulture)

Ranking South Park’s Seasons From Worst To Best (WhatCulture)


All Them Witches’ Michael Parks Talks Mysticism, The Hero’s Journey, and Why He Bows To The Microphone

Misterwives @ The Vic 10/30: Getting Pumped With Bassist Will Hehir

Catfish and the Bottlemen Returns to Chicago on 10/10 @ House of Blues: Transmission Catches Up With Bassist Benji Blakeway

A Chat With The Internet’s Syd tha Kyd

How Will Mars and the Massacre Shock Subterranean On 11/2? We Sought To Understand The Blistering LA-Based Rockers

A Conversation With Mike Raspatello, Director and Executive Producer of FESTIVAL


David Bowie: Blackstar

Unloved: Guilty of Love

Pusha T: King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

Captiva: Captiva

Shakey Graves, the Consummate Austin Entertainer, Enthralls Thalia Hall

TesseracT Shows Why They’re Progressive Metal Gods at Bottom Lounge

FESTIVAL Flips the Camera Around on Concert Films

Yonatan Gat: A Ritualistic Experience at Schubas

Glass Animals Turns The Riviera Into A Jungle

I Probably Had Unreasonably High Expectations For CHVRCHES @ Metro

The Yawpers Revel In Patriotic Decay On New Album American Man

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Pump Out Retro Blues-Punk