Selected work



Flight and Fantasy.’ 1843 Magazine. Print and web.

The Atlantic

The Literary Magazine of the Dark Web.’ The Atlantic. Web.

The Australian

The Good Mothers, by Alex Perry: women lift lid on ’Ndrangheta mafia.’ The Australian. Print and web.


Twenty-Five Years Later, Bret Easton Ellis Is Done With “American Psycho.”Complex. Web.

The Daily Beast

The Book that Shocked Tinseltown.’ The Daily Beast. Web.

The Economist

Mean Girls.’ The Economist. Print and Web.


Salman Rushdie Makes a Triumphant Return to the Page.’ Esquire. Web.


“He Tried … But He Didn’t Ruin My Life”: Tippi Hedren on Alfred Hitchcock and Her New Memoir.’ Forbes.

Kill Your Darlings

“Creativity is not a sedentary act”: An Interview with Joyce Carol Oates.’ Kill Your Darlings. Web.

Literary Hub

How Sylvia Plath’s Rare Honors Thesis Helped Me Understand My Divided Self.’ Literary Hub.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Sowing Wild Oates.’ Los Angeles Review of Books. Web.


How “Evil be like” memes expose our macabre fascinations and fear of death.’ Mashable. Web.

The Nation

One Flew Over Bellevue.’ The Nation. Web.

The New Republic

When Patricia Highsmith Offered Gay Readers a Hopeful Ending.’ The New Republic. Web.


Review: ‘Unmask Alice’ Unveils the Religious Grifter Beatrice Sparks Behind the Cult Classic ‘Go Ask Alice’.’ Observer. Web.

Pacific Standard

The Man Behind the Sunglasses.’ Pacific Standard. Web.

Rolling Stone

The Oscars’ 7 Wildest Moments Revealed, From Feuding Sisters to The Slap.’ Rolling Stone. Web.

The San Francisco Chronicle

“Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation,” by Jim Downs.’ The San Francisco Chronicle. Print and web.

The Saturday Paper

Queer connections on the road.’ The Saturday Paper. Print and web.

Smithsonian Magazine

The Tenacious Women Reporters Who Helped Expose the Boston Strangler.Smithsonian Magazine. Web.


Vagabonds! Searches for Queer Solace Amid the Chaos of Lagos.’ them. Web.

Times Higher Education

Representations of the Defiant.’ Times Higher Education. Print and web.

The Washington Post

Review: “Elizabeth Taylor”: the first modern celebrity.’ The Washington Post. Print and web.


How “Valley of the Dolls” Turned Taking Drugs into a Feminist Act.’ Broadly/VICE.


Summer-Camp Horror Movies to Stream From Your Bunk.’ Vulture. Web.