I am a reporter and writer, and this is the website I made for you.
I write about American political culture, Western issues, and sometimes corduroy. I have contributed to Harper’s Magazine, TheNewYorker.com, The Daily Beast, TheAtlantic.com, The Believer, Esquire.com, Politics Daily, The Mountain Gazette, The Boise Weekly, Saveur, Sunset, and The New York Times.
Before predictably moving to Brooklyn, I lived and worked in southern Idaho, where I edited news and lifestyle magazines, reported for a scrappy small town newspaper, and taught the ill-behaved children of privilege how to ski. I wrote a book about beard and moustache competitions before facial hair was hip. I have done some radio and TV, have a knack for debate prep, and can do a respectable white clam sauce.
Here are some stories I wrote about Katy Perry’s cleavage and the national media, why the legalized slaughter of wild bison doesn’t make everyone happy, the time I sat next to my Internet troll on a flight to Tampa, and why the NRA recruits women.
For a fuller list of my stories, please go here.