New Yorker

"#Vanlife" - on a life that became a lifestyle brand

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

"How Rich Hippies and Developers Went to War Over Instagram's Favorite Beach" - on land disputes in Tulum

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