Writing


No Jobs Here

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

An investigation into the blighted steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania and the Levi’s ad campaign that took place there, paired with a recounting of my family’s history in steel work. This article originally appeared in Playboy magazine in July of 2011.
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#borschtbeltredux

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

In this feature for Playboy, I profiled Twitter comedy hunk Alec Sulkin (while also musing on the cultural ebbs and flows of jokes in a grander sense).
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Weed and Stoner Food, Together at Last

GQ MAGAZINE

One night last summer I went out to Roberta’s in Bushwick and I partook of a secret and hazy tasting menu in which each dish contained copious amounts of strong marijuana. Then I wrote about it for GQ.
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A Man’s Field

COCKFIGHTER BY CHARLES WILLEFORD, REISSUED BY PICTUREBOX

An introduction to a 2011 PictureBox / Family Books edition of Charles Willeford’s Cockfighter, which is a seminal (yet often overlooked) novel about bloodsport and manhood.
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Whoa.

UNTITLED PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM BARBER, OHWOW BOOKS

An essay that was originally published in photographer Tim Barber’s 2012 OhWow Books release Untitled Photographs.
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