Writing Portfolio

Here are some of my clips that are accessible online.

“Giving Horses a Second Chance at McQueen Farm”

Feature

Out Here magazine

“When Neighbors Attack”

Op-ed

Mountain Xpress (Asheville’s alternative weekly)

“NIMBY Town”

Op-ed

Mountain Xpress

“Top Schef”

Profile of ESPN’s top NFL commentator Adam Schefter

Michigan Alumnus magazine

Walker “Coffee Talk with Garry Walker”

Q&A with Asheville Symphony Orchestra musical director candidate Garry Walker

ASO newsletter


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“Finding Faith in Sukkot”

Personal essay

Tablet Magazine

Michigan Alumni Club_shot“A Club in Every Corner”

Reported feature

Michigan Alumnus magazine

Spam“Our Spam Emails, Ourselves”

Researched essay

JSTOR Daily

App State Image 1“Michigan Magic at App State”

Feature

Michigan Alumnus magazine

Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 2.08.00 PM“China Pearl”

Short story included in indie publisher Akashic Books’s online noir series, Mondays are Murder

“Why Fighters Stare at Each Other So Intensely at the Pre-Bout Weigh-In”

Article

Atlas Obscura

Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 1.07.02 PM“Interview with a Bookstore: Asheville’s Legendary Malaprop’s”

Interview

Literary Hub

Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.58.52 PM“The Strange Story of Why Belize is Full of Chicago Cubs Fans”

Article

Published in Atlas Obscura. (I was interviewed about this story by Chicago news channel WGN; click here to see the clip.)

Amtrak“Confessions of an Under-60 Amtrak MasterCard Holder”

Article

The Billfold

Other Adam Rosen“Meeting My Online Doppleganger”

Personal essay

Michigan Alumnus magazine

Golden Dawn“The World’s Most Dangerous Music”

Article

Atlas Obscura

Trump“In the Age of Trump, What Does it Mean to be ‘Classy’?”

Reported essay

Wilson Quarterly

Forward_Tale_of_2_Jewish_Lawyers“A Tale of David Simon and Two Jewish Lawyers”

Personal essay

The Forward

The Killing Kind“When the Hunters Get Hunted”

Book review of The Killing Kind by Chris Holm

The Life Sentence

Canary by Duane Swierczynski“Start Snitching”

Book review of Canary by Duane Swierczynski

The Life Sentence

Eustace Tilley“Pity the Poor, Unloved Elite”

Researched essay

Wilson Quarterly

LARB_Against_the_CountryWhen Going Back to the Land Goes Wrong”

Book review of Against the Country by Ben Metcalf

Los Angeles Review of Books

LARB_Gangsterland_v2“A Rabbi and a Hit Man Walk Into a Subdivision”

Book review of Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

Los Angeles Review of Books

“The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much”

Reported essay on Harry Kemelman’s Rabbi Small mystery series on its 50th anniversary

Los Angeles Review of Books

“Should Gloriously Terrible Movies Like The Room Be Considered ‘Outsider Art’?”

Reported essay on the cult movie The Room and the book about its production, The Disaster Artist

TheAtlantic.com 

“Putting the Pulp in Pulp”

Essay on the history of pulp literature and its place in the movie Pulp Fiction. Taken from the book Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece by Jason Bailey (Voyageur Press, 2013).

“Death at a Farmer’s Market”

Short story included in indie publisher Akashic Books’s online noir series, Mondays are Murder

“Breakthrough Heinz Bottle Shoots Ketchup With Laser-Like Precision”

Onion Radio News clip (I wrote the joke!)

The Onion

“LaZoom Through Asheville

Reported feature

The Asheville Post

“Dirty Deals in American History”

Front of book feature

Mental Floss

“‘Nerd’ is the Word”

Blog feature

OUPblog, Oxford University Press’s blog

“Who’s Afraid of Lana Del Rey?”

Essay

The Awl. (This piece was mentioned by NPR and CNN.)

“Focus On: The Blues”

Researched photo essay on the origins and evolution of the blues

Oxford University Press’s African American Studies Center (AASC)

“Focus On: Motown”

Researched photo essay on Motown

Oxford University Press’s African American Studies Center (AASC)

“Air Guitar Hero”

Reported feature from behind the scenes at the 2007 U.S. National Air Guitar Championship

Gelf Magazine

“The Blaxploitation Reader”

Interview with Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema.

Gelf Magazine

“It’s Open Season on Hipsters!”

Reported feature

The Brooklyn Paper