ARTICLES

For Various Publications

THE END OF THE WONDER RUG, THE NEW YORK TIMES

After nearly a century of operation, the Karastan factory in Eden, N.C. shuts down and I say goodbye by retracing the history of these iconic American rugs.

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This is a an essay I wrote after discovering a bit of family lore had a basis in truth. It involves the American Midwest, alchemically bound books, Manly P. Hall (founder of The Philosophical Research Society, one of my favorite places in L.A.), and a great uncle whose occult library my aunt documented and saved for me.

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For several years I contributed articles about cultural trends and well-being to Los Angeles magazine. I covered everything from rat infestations and battles over public space to fake tans and the derth of delivery options for pregnant women in L.A.

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