Culture Editor at @esquire.

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I was born and raised in a small town in Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University with a B.A. in English in 2005, I moved to Chicago. I worked in higher education administration for a few years and blogged for fun.

In 2010, I moved to New York. After a brief stint as an office ma...

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Aug 22, 2017

Picking up a Village Voice from a box on the corner to see something I'd written was definitely a highlight of my career.

Aug 22, 2017

RT @grynbaum: The Village Voice is ending its weekly print edition. End of a journalism era in New York City.

Aug 21, 2017

"I'm not a cool gay, I'm a 65-year-old-straight-man gay."

Aug 21, 2017

The mariachi band at El Compadre is slow-building a cover of "Hotel California" and I'm about to fly off my fucking seat with excitement.

Aug 21, 2017

@maggieserota I'm on vacation, the only media I'm consuming is instagram.

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How is social media changing news?

Every website is competing to tell the exact same stories in the exact same way, only hoping to be at the top of the Facebook algorithm.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Jane Craig in "Broadcast News."

What's your favorite social network?