Welcome to Poppy’s World
Pop singer? YouTube star? Cult leader? Whoever she is, Poppy is here to take over the internet.
WIRED, June 2017
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The Vigilante of Clallam County
Patrick Drum was tired of seeing sex offenders hurt children, so he decided to kill them.
The Atlantic, December 2013
Featured on, interviewed on Newstalk’s Moncrieff

Three Days in America
Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Police in Dallas. An oral history of the three days that rocked America.
WIRED, December 2016
Featured on, featured on The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily

Meet Germán Garmendia, the Aggressively Normal YouTube Superstar Who Wants It All
On the internet, Latin American phenom Germán Garmendia is almost as big as Bieber. Now he’s setting his sights on Hollywood. One thing he doesn’t want: help from traditional media.
WIRED, June 2018

How the Alt-Right Infiltrated an Online Community of Animated Horse Lovers
Think My Little Pony and white supremacy don’t mix? Think again.
Playboy, July 2017

The Wandering Life of the Electric Horseman
With solar panels on his horses, Dane Hartwell wanders the wilderness, posting to Facebook.

The Atlantic, May 2014

The Turkey Invasion
Spurred on by animal lovers and curious passersby, wild turkeys are expanding into urban neighborhoods and taking over areas of the East Bay hills. And there’s nothing we can do about it.

East Bay Express, November 2014



The Gray Zone
Creative Nonfiction, January 2016
(In print only, available upon request)

How RuPaul’s Drag Race Fueled Pop Culture’s Dominant Slang Engine
WIRED, March 2018

The Messy Future of Connected Bathrooms
Do we really want tech everywhere with us?
New York Magazine‘s Select/All, July 2018
Syndicated by Medium

Don’t Look Now, But 2016 is Resurrecting Poetry
WIRED, November 2016
Featured on The Atlantic’s “Week in Pop-Culture Writing”

Emma Cline’s Turbulent Trip to Literary Stardom
WIRED, June 2016



My stories for the New York Times’ Kids Issue is in print only. PDFs available upon request. That includes “Podcasts Made Just for Kids” and “Look Up! Don’t Miss the Supermoon Eclipse” (The New York Times, January 2018) and “A Brief History of the Poop Emoji” and “At the Top of a Human Pyramid” (The New York Times, June 2018).

Science Says American Pharoah Won’t Win The Triple Crown
WIRED, June 2015

Interview with KRCW

Wanna Win the Kentucky Derby? Get Your Horse Born on January 1
WIRED, May 2016



Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War
WIRED, June 2016

Joe Hill’s The Fireman Is About the Apocalypse. Naturally, It’s Optimistic.
WIRED, May 2016

Jonathan Blow on The Witness and the state of indie games
Gamasutra, January 2016
Included in round-up of top Gamasutra stories

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