New Yorker

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

"Something in the Air" - on essential oils as a cure for our age of anxiety

The Atlantic

"The Perfect Man Who Wasn't" - on a romance scammer and the women who banded together to help take him down


"The Delay" - on the abduction of a Navajo girl and issues with Amber Alerts on reservations

New York

"From Pickup Artist to Pariah" - on an Asheville man's secret life as a pick-up artist

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

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

New Republic

"Gone Baby Gone" - on a new breed of real estate investor destroying America's cities


"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.

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 in small-town Texas

Oxford American

"Monkeywrench" - on activists, musicals, and 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


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

Pacific Standard

"Evil Genius" - on a controversial attempt to quantify evil

The Outline

"A Story About Discovery" - on detransition

B/R Mag

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