Work

 

Selected reporting

"$78,000 of Debt for a Theater Degree.The New York Times, August 7, 2017.

"When Crypto Meets Conceptual Art, Things Get Weird.The New York Times, June 5, 2018.

Martha Rosler Isn’t Done Making Protest Art,” The New York Times, November 2018.

The Ephemeral Soundtrack of a New York Summer,The New York Times, August 2018.

The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World,” The New York Times, January 2019.

How Stone Stacking Wreaks Havocs on National Parks,” The New Yorker, December 2019.

Art Disappears Into Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?” The New York Times, August 2019.

"Amid 'Gung-Ho Mentality' Stunt Deaths Renew a Debate Over Safety.The New York Times, August 29, 2017.

A Different Approach to Public Sculpture,” The New York Times, May 2019.

"To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is." The New York Times, August 28, 2017.

What Will the Future be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine,” The New York Times, August 2018.

The Story of Amsterdam, Told Through Its Trash,The New York Times, October 2018.

How Ambient Chill Became The New Silence,” Topic Stories, June 2019.

"Why is a chef from one of the world's top restaurants cooking in public school kitchens?The Boston Globe,  October 25, 2016.

"Meet the man behind the music at Logan Airport.The Boston Globe, August 19, 2016.

"Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak." The New York Times, July 14, 2017.

"Roman Polanski Accused of Rape by Former German Actress." The New York Times, October  3, 2017.

A Room Without Books Is Just Very Sad,” The New York Times, May 2019.

Disrupting the dining experience,” Slate, May 2019.

The Struggles of Small Museums,” The New York Times, May 2019.

"Island of Alameda weighing license plate readers at entry and exit points.The San Francisco Chronicle, February 4, 2018.

The Fax Is Not Yet Obsolete,” The Atlantic, November 2018.

Selected criticism and other nonfiction

Should There Be An Emoji For Everything?” The New Yorker, July 2019.

Museums’ Recent Tech Obsession Does Not Compute,” The Nation, May 2019.

The Museums of Instagram,” The New Yorker, September 2018.

The Seductiveness of Insta-Nostalgia,” The New Yorker, January 2019.

San Francisco, Please Stand Up,” The Baffler, June 2019.

Afternoon at the The Nap Factory,” The Baffler, October 2018.

Nudging the Lexicon,” The Baffler, October 2018.

Bad Metaphors: I Don’t Have the Bandwidth,” Real Life Magazine, March 2019.

The Artist who Guides his Art with Crypto-Tokens,” The New Yorker, September 2018.

The California Photograph,” Popula, January 2019.

The Faces of Google Street View,” Popula, January 2019.

Art Interrupted,” Popula, January 2019.

Baseball in October,” Popula, October 2018.

Bret Easton Ellis is wrong about millennial reading habits,” April 2019.

"Why New York Needs Both the Post and the Daily News," New York Magazine, August 7, 2018.

Are Video Games Art?” GARAGE, October 2018.

"René Magritte still has the power to surprise." The Economist's 1843 Magazine, August 7, 2018.

"Police tape is weird." Popula, July 31, 2018.

"Down with the daily crime story." Popula, July 24, 2018

"The tiny, global cities of Bodys Isek Kingelez." The Economist, July 18, 2018

"At a loss for words? Join the Bureau of Linguistical Reality.The Economist, June 19, 2018.

"City parks belong to everyone. Right?The Economist, May 9, 2018.

"John Chiara, and California's Beauty and Terror." Guernica, April 18, 2018.

"On Joan Didion, California Wildfires, Cryptohackers, and All That." Off Assignment, April 18, 2018.

"News as Art in 2018." The Paris Review Daily, March 27, 2018.

"Close Readings of the Police Blotter.The Paris Review Daily,  December 21, 2017.

"Yosemite, Explored Anew.The New Haven Independent, December 9, 2016.

"Fernweh." Off Assignment, Spring 2017.

"Keeper of the light for a night.The Boston Globe,  July 1, 2016.

"Artists are rediscovering the oceans that surround them." The Economist, April 24, 2018.

Book reviews

"Review: ‘All The Lives We Ever Lived,’ by Katharine Smyth,” January 2019.

Review: ‘Retablos’ by Octavio Solis,” October 2018.

Review: ‘Boom Town’ by Sam Anderson,” The Economist, August 2018.

Review: ‘The Victorian and the Romantic,” The San Francisco Chronicle, August 2018.

Review: 'The Incendiaries,’ by R.O. Kwon" The Boston Globe, July 26, 2018.

"Review: 'The Removes,' by Tatjana Soli." The San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 2018. 

"Review: 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' by Michelle McNamara." The San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2018.

"Review: 'Look Alive Out There' by Sloane Crosley.The San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2018.

"Review: 'I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death' by Maggie O'Farrell." The San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2018.