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.
WHAT YOU CAN'T LEARN COLLECTING ESOTERIC BOOKS, THE BELIEVER
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.
WELL-BEING & CITY THINK COLUMNS, LOS ANGELES
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.