Lexi’s non-fiction been published by dozens of local and national outlets, including AARP the Magazine, AARP Bulletin, The Atlantic, Bay Nature, The Bold Italic, Briefings, Bustle, California Lawyer, California Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Creative Nonfiction, Diablo, The East Bay Express, Gamasutra, GEN, Grist, GQ, The New Republic, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Oakland North, OK Whatever, Playboy, Richmond Confidential, San Francisco Magazine, UCSF Magazine, Vox, and WIRED.

Select features and podcast episodes are linked below.

Welcome to Poppy’s World

Pop singer? YouTube star? Cult leader? Whoever she is, Poppy is here to take over the internet.

Featured on

Cass Elliot, Carnie Wilson, and Fat-Shaming in Rock and Pop (podcast)
Make Me Over, a series from You Must Remember This

Listen to this episode via the link above, on Stitcher, or on Apple Podcasts.

Catfished by Jacob Wohl
, a publication from Medium

How a Texas oil heiress got scammed — and then seduced — by Twitter’s most inept Trump-loving troll.

Seen in “14 Stories That Capture What It Felt Like to Be Alive in 2019” and “10 Stories LEVEL Didn’t Write, but You Should Still Read (Right Now)” 

The Starlet Bandits (podcast)
Paperless, a series from Vespucci

A disparate group of sex workers are transformed into a gang of bank robbers named The Starlet Bandits.

Listen to this two-part episode via the link above or on Spotify.

The Super-Optimized Dirt That Helps Keep Racehorses Safe

Dozens of horses died at Santa Anita Park last year. So engineer Mick Peterson is deploying everything from sensors to satellites to keep accidents down as the Breeders’ Cup approaches.

Interviewed on iHeartRadio’s The Daily Dive

This is Your Brain on Obsession
The Highlight by Vox

What the tiny Tamagotchi can teach us all.

The Vigilante of Clallam County
The Atlantic

Patrick Drum was tired of seeing sex offenders hurt children, so he decided to kill them.

Featured on, interviewed on Newstalk’s Moncrieff

Trip Therapy
UCSF Magazine

Could psychedelics become mainstream medicines?

The Racist Origins of San Francisco’s Housing Crisis
The New Republic

For decades, the city used strict zoning laws to target the poor and people of color. Today, liberal NIMBYs are fighting to preserve them.

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