Latest

"Cause of Death: Uncovering the hidden history of AIDS on the New York Times obituary page.” Slate (December 2018)

The New York Times may be known as the “newspaper of record,” but nearly four decades ago, when the AIDS crisis began to ransack American cities, the publication’s coverage was sparse and far from dependable. The paper’s earliest archives of the period are as much a testament to the pervasive cultural prejudices of the time as they are study in bias-borne editorial neglect. Read more here.


Essays

"The Catholic Church Was My Home. I Feel Like It’s Betrayed Me.” Buzzfeed (September 2018)

When news broke that my youth group’s founder was a serial sexual abuser, I left the church for good. Ten years later, the Catholic Church is in just as bad — if not worse —shape.

"Dancing in the Dark: Queer History is Often Presented as a Series of Dour Protests. But Fun Was Just as Important," Slate (March 2018) 

When we think of queer history as a series of tragedies and protests, we miss the fun and joy that fueled the movement.

Trump Threatens the NEA,” Paste (January 2017)

“Art is always going to take the first hit because, from a political point of view, it’s the first target, so that’s why I think the NEA will be chopped first.” —Sam McKinnis

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Confused Sense of Place, Ampersand (October 2017)

“What I ultimately hope to do with the work is break from the normal celebratory discourse around modernism and propose that Hollyhock House would not have even happened had Frank Lloyd Wright not been exposed to ancient Mayan architecture when he traveled to Mexico and Central America.” —Clarissa Tossin



Conversations

How Furious Women Shaped Our History: A Q&A With Rebecca Traister,” The Nation (October 2018)

When South Met West,” Art+Auction (February 2017)

Hail Poetry: Ugo Rondinone on John Giorno,” Art+Auction (June/July 2017)

On Prose and Provenance,” Art+Auction (June/July 2017)

A Conversation with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros,” Art+Auction (May 2017)

“Revisiting the NEA Four: A Conversation with Holly Hughes,” Paste (February 2017)

Divided States of America at the LGBT Center,Paste (February 2017)

Plastic Jesus and the Crucifixion of Kanye West,” Paste (March 2017)

Leaf Talks Female Empowerment, Musical Identity and Alessia Cara,” Rock on Philly (January 2016)