I’m a regular contributor to Texas Observer, where I’ve written about Mark Rothko’s Houston, Willie Nelson and the War on Drugs, art-making in the Anthropocene, and more. I write a bi-monthly culture column and feature-length coverage of film, books, and the visual arts in Texas.
I’ve written three related longform essays for Slate: What Will Become of the Paper Book?, What Will Become of the Library?, and The Image in the 21st Century. All three are designed for reading online and serve as archives unto themselves, with extensive links and illustrations.
This is a trilogy… for now.
For Atlantic, I’ve written about Sinead O’Connor’s prescient but misunderstood protest against child abuse in the Catholic Church, the sad decline of Hollywood Westerns in the era of multiculturalism, and Larry McMurtry’s heralding of the end of an era for used book sellers.
For Wall Street Journal, I covered a group of prominent computer scientists speaking out about the security risks of online voting. For Texas Monthly, I wrote a dispatch from South by Southwest’s Startup Village. The list goes on…
Los Angeles Review of Books: Life During Wartime
Wall Street Journal: Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
Texas Monthly: To Live and Die in Startup Village
Texas Observer: Photos of Dystopia
Austin Chronicle: Kill the Trumpet Player
Austin Monthly: Waiting His Turn
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Contributions to Alcalde (UT-Austin), UT Law, UCLA Law, USC Trojan Family Magazine, Swarthmore College Bulletin, Colgate Scene, Trinity College Magazine, and Columbia College Today. Samples upon request.