Longform reporting

New York

"From Pickup Artist to Pariah" - on an Asheville coffee shop owner's secret life in the manosphere 

"Sexual Assault in the Amazon" - on ayahuasca, tourism, money, power, and assault


"Have You Ever Thought About Killing Someone" - on a murder in Big Bend National Park

selected as one of the year's best by Longreads, Jezebel, Enchantress, & Autostraddle; nominated for a Livingston Award. you can also read an annotated version of this story via Nieman Storyboard.

Oxford American

"Monkeywrench" - on the radical environmentalist group Earth First!'s attempt to stage a musical in Florida

"Fire Behavior" - on the aftermath of the West, TX fertilizer plant explosion

selected as one of the year's best by Longform & the Atlantic

The Guardian

"Meet the Internet Hoax Buster" - on cancer fakers and the internet detectives who track them down

Texas Monthly

"Crossed Stitches" - on quilt drama and gig-economy failure in small-town Texas


"Murder in the Texas Desert" - on a murder in Terlingua, a Texas ghost town

Pacific Standard

"Evil Genius" - on a forensic psychiatrist's controversial attempt to quantify evil

The Outline

"A Story About Discovery" - on detransition, and how we handle uncomfortable stories

B/R Mag

"The Life of a Smokejumper" - on firefighters who jump out of planes

Bloomberg Businessweek

"Under Armour's Quest to Dethrone Nike and Jump-Start Baltimore" - on CEO Kevin Plank's big plans


Other stories

New York

"After 19 Books and a Presidential Bid, Eileen Myles Gets Her Due" - an interview with the poet/rabblerouser Eileen Myles

"How Does a White Nationalist See America Today?" - a depressingly relevant interview, 13 months before the election

Texas Monthly

"A High-School Shooting Shakes Alpine" - on a tragedy in a small town

"A Pipeline in the Sand" - on fighting back against the oil and gas industry in West Texas

"Don't Drone on Me" - on grassroots anti-drone activism in Alpine, Texas

The New Republic

"Shop Til You Drop" - on the corporate commodification of prepper culture

"Texas Doesn't Want Trump's Wall, Either" - on eminent domain and border wall obstacles


"What it's Like to Play Tinder in Rural America" - on dating apps and small towns

New York Times

"A Taste for Craft Beer in Rural Texas" - on the most remote brewery in America

"An Opera Comes to El Paso by Way of Bhutan" - on an unlikely theatrical collaboration

"Festival Showcases a Lifestyle Lost by Closing a Border" - on a fiesta protesta along the US/Mexico border

"Tours Take Border Guide Back to an Earlier Life" - on Mimi Webb Miller's drug lord romance and its aftermath

The Guardian

"How George RR Martin is Helping Stem Santa Fe's Youth Exodus" - on the Game of Thrones author's partnership with the  art collective Meow Wolf


"Let It Burn?" - on a controversial wildfire in Yellowstone

"More Guests, Empty Houses" - on share economy gentrification in Marfa, Texas

Al Jazeera America

"Hiss and Slither" - on a rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas

"Betraying Gideon in Alpine, Texas" - on the federal public defender crisis along the US/Mexico border

"An Unlikely Alliance" - on ranchers and environmentalists banding together to fight a proposed pipeline

The Slice

"How Wal-Mart Became the Town Square in Rural America" - on a big store in a small town