Here are links to some of the stories I've written over the years. Thank you to the editors who helped shepherd them. 


Fanny Lives: Inside the Return of the Pioneering All-Female Rock Band

The groundbreaking 1970s group has reunited, after a fashion, to record the new album "Fanny Walked the Earth." I spoke with guitarist June Millington and drummer Brie Darling about getting the band back together.

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How Surveillance Anxiety Is Shaping Pop Culture

Popular culture from "Parks & Recreation" to music to literature, is exploring themes of privacy and surveillance. Show-runners, musicians and writers help me see the big picture. (Feb. 23, 2015)


A Son of Country Music Is Exposing Its Hidden History One Amazing Story at a Time

Tyler Mahan Coe, creator of the wildly entertaining podcast "Cocaine & Rhinestones," tells me why he started the podcast, and how much work he puts into each episode. Hint: it's a lot.

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Have We Reached Peak Festival?

There are too many music festivals, and they are past the point of diminishing returns as mammoth multi-day destination festivals reach their saturation point. (March 31, 2016)

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How Nostalgia for The Adventures of Pete & Pete Revived Miracle Legion

The cult '90s Nickelodeon show spawned Polaris, and led eventually to the reunion of Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Ray Neal and "Pete & Pete" co-creator Will Robb tell me how it happened.