Beginning in 2007, I worked as a staff writer and freelancer for a couple of alternative weeklies, C-VILLE Weekly and Boise Weekly. Below is a selection of my work over a three-year period. With the exception of “No Pizza …”, all of these stories were cover stories. You can see more of my work here.

"Gabriel's Echo: Richmond could offer a bold challenge to historical narratives about the South, the Confederacy, and American slavery," Catapult Magazine, 14 March 2018.

"Situational Ethics for Toddlers: Explaining 'Star Wars,' 'Hamilton' and Stonewall Jackson to my Rebel-Obsessed Daughter,"  Catapult Magazine, 20 July 2017.

“Cow Country: The Rise of the CAFO in Idaho.” Boise Weekly, cover story, September 1, 2010.

“What’s stopping Virginia from legalizing marijuana?” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, March 9, 2010.

“Words and phrases to probably do away with in the new year,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, December 22, 2009.

“Hot Times at Home: A dozen ways Charlottesville causes climate change,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, April 21, 2009.

“No Pizza  for Open Carry Gun Families,” Boise Weekly, news story, October 7, 2009.

“Crossroads: Stroke victim’s mistaken symptoms turn into DUI nightmare,” Boise Weekly, cover story, March 25, 2009.

“The Upsides to the Downturn, or, Why This Will be the Greatest Depression Ever,” C-VILLE Weekly, Memphis Flyer cover stories, December 2, 2008.

“Is This the New Face of Evil?” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, August 18, 2008.

“Does Charlottesville Have a Gang Problem?” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, July 8, 2008.

“Between the Sheets,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, February 26, 2008.

“The Echo of Vinegar Hill,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, November 27, 2007.

“Follow the Guns,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, October 9, 2007

“The Quiet Advocate,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story, August 28, 2007.

“Caught! How Thomasine Wilson Got Trapped In the Payday Lending Cycle,” C-VILLE Weekly, cover story co-authored with Will Goldsmith, March 25, 2008.

“Favorite Places,” personal essay. The D.C. Current Newspapers, July 16, 2008.

“How Correct Must Your ESL Students’ Writing Be? Some Faculty Opinions,” Writing At Center, Volume IV, Issue II, Spring 2006.

“Cursing Is a Valid Form of Expression,” America Now, ed. Robert Atwan, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.