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Brooklyn, NY
List Editor — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable, Mashable
Covers:  Web Culture, Pop Culture, Cultural Trends, Twitter
Doesn't Cover: Business

List Editor @mashable. Internet enthusiast. Comes from a line of unicorns.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

My coverage on viral culture has launched careers. I profiled Ben Lashes, which gave him a huge boost in recognition and business.

These Vintage Halloween Costumes Will Scare the Sheet Out of You — In an era of body modifications, animatronic masks and advanced cosplay, it's worth remembering that sometimes all you need to generate a sensation of utter terror is a pumpkin, a sheet and a very long stick.

This Dog Can Do Tricks Better Than Any Human — Trick-or-treating is too easy. Here at Mashable HQ, you have to earn your candy. Jesse the Jack, a talented Jack Russell Terrier with skills (and YouTube views) that put us all to shame, has a new way to trick or treat.

5,000 Carved Pumpkins Twinkle at Rise of the Jack-o'-Lanterns — The Great Pumpkin can't hold a (tea-light) candle to these Jack-o'-Lanterns. The RISE of the Jack-o'-Lanterns in Westbury, New York puts on a stunning display of more than 5,000 professionally carved pumpkins. And that doesn't even include the replacements carved each week - since, you know, pumpkins tend to rot.

Pasties and Purrs: Internet Cat Inspires Burlesque Dancer — Internet cats have inspired a lot of things, including a burlesque routine. In a little more than two years of practicing the art, Melody Magpie, who requested to be addressed by her stage name, has incorporated strange, Internet-centric themes into the traditional strip-tease stylings of burlesque.

21 Cosplayers Doing Everyday Things — Nothing to see here, folks - it's just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, enjoying a six-inch sub. Even superheroes need a break from fighting crime, and cosplayers need a break from posing for pictures and walking the massive convention center at New York Comic Con.

26 Cutest Cosplay Couples at New York Comic Con — It can be rather intimidating to go to New York Comic Con alone. So cosplayers are tag-teaming at the Javits Convention Center this weekend in creative and elaborate getups. Comic book heroes clash with TV and book characters, and superheroes walk hand-in-hand with monsters and villains. It's like fandom shipping, but IRL.

13 Horses That Couldn't Be Less Excited About Halloween — Halloween is a particularly anxious time for the indecisive, but no one suffers through the holiday more than the pets of the world. And no one is more of a neigh sayer to the holiday than horses.

Steve Harvey's 10 Tips for Online Dating — Browsing for love in all the wrong places? Perhaps you need Steve Harvey's help. The TV host and personality has teamed up with to provide a unique dating experience for singles looking for the real thing, baby. The new online dating platform, called Delightful, is aimed at relationship-minded singles - or as the slogan puts it, "find love and keep it."

How to Make a Beer Keg Out of a Pumpkin — While everyone else is pouring sweat into their perfectly carved jack-o'-lantern, you can pour a frothy, cold beer out of a pumpkin with this easy party trick. With just a few tools, you can easily turn a pumpkin into a basic keg that's perfect for Halloween.

10 Things Experienced Teachers Want New Teachers to Know — The first day of school is nerve-racking for students, and it's even scarier for new teachers. When you're facing a whole room full of bright-eyed students whose future falls into your hands, it's an empowering and totally terrifying feeling. Like any practice, it takes time and experience to learn your way around the classroom.
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Oct 24, 2014

I’ll be talking about DIY Halloween costumes at the @NatnlArtsClub tonight if you’re feeling spooky.

Oct 24, 2014

@jessicaplautz no I'm just isolating myself from everyone else, but that's nothing new

Oct 24, 2014

It's my day off and the world is my oyster! *barricades doors, buys hazmat suit online*

Oct 23, 2014

What’s the last (read:worst) type of candy you leave in your trick-or-treat stash?

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