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SELECTED WRITING

Award Winners and Finalists

Roxane Gay is Not Sorry, Playboy, January 2019

How actresses who are just starting out get pressured into 'creepy' nude scenes, The Washington Post, March 2018

The Beauties of Sinaloa, Playboy, December 2016

Ramblin' Woman: The Revolutionary Routine of Life as a Female TruckerBuzzFeed, March 2016 

Kindred Spirits, Super Lawyers, February 2016

How Hollywood Keeps Out Women: Part One, Part Two, Part Three LA Weekly, April 2015 - February 2016

Features and Articles

Why A Property Worth Millions Was Returned To The Tongva Tribe, LAist, October 2022

The Rise Of Lady Lowriders And Other All-Women Car Clubs In LA, LAist, June 2022

Denial Vs. Dread: Why We React to Crises the Way We Do, DAME, December 2021

COVID Medical Costs Leave Families in Dire Straits, DAME, September 2021

Strippers Nationwide Are Fighting for Workers' Rights, Playboy, May 2019

Your Guide to California's New Recreational Marijuana Rules, Los Angeles Magazine, December 2017

When Camming Is the Family Business, Playboy, November 2017

With Harvey Weinstein out, Hollywood speculates on whether its culture will change, The Washington Post, October 2017

Tune In, Turn On. Loveline With Amber Rose and Chris Donaghue, Inked, August 2017

Meet the Country's Most Innovative Female Sex Artisans, Playboy, July 2017

Can Amnesty International Help Legalize Prostitution in America? Playboy, May 2017

Outspoken, Decisive, and Unafraid to Take on the Male Dominated NFL, The New York Times, November 2015

The New Bad Boys of Country Music, Playboy, April 2015

UCLA Students Provide Aid to a Tijuana Squatter TownLA Weekly, March 2015

Anjelica Huston: 'Our Time Has Come', The New York Times March 2015

Occidental Controversy Intensifies With Allegations Against Longtime Athletic Trainer, LA Weekly, April 2014

Break Ins and Cover-Ups at Occidental? LA Times' Jason Felch Firing Raises More Questions, LA Weekly, March 2014

Ex-Officer Says Occidental Sat On Anonymous Reports of Sex Assaults, LA Weekly, May 2014

Rape at Occidental College: Official Hush-Up Shatters TrustLA Weekly, June 2013

Wells Fargo Typo Victim Dies in CourtLA Weekly, March 2013

Homeless Vets' Tough L.A. Winter, LA Weekly, January 2013

Fili Lamas' Family Tragedy, LA Weekly, December 2012

Profiles and Interviews

The Sound of Stillness, Palm Springs Life, December 2023

Pussy Riot Brings Punk Opera Protest to Echo Park, Los Angeles Public Press, December 2023

Tabitha Soren Captures The Fantasy Life Of American Baseball, GOOD, April 2017

'When I Talk About Sex, People Come': A Playboy Conversation with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Playboy, March 2017

The Trump Phenomenon as Explained by the Filmmaker Who Got There First, MEL, February 2017

The Most Familiar Male Face in Straight Porn for Two Decades and Counting, MEL, December 2016

Maitland Ward is Snapchat's Resident Sex Symbol, MEL, October 2016

South L.A.'s Leading Gang Interventionist Talks Credibility, Ceasefires and Police Brutality, Los Angeles Magazine, July 2016

Interview With 'Ashes and Embers' Haile Gerima, Los Angeles Magazine, March 2016

People Issue: Tattoo Artist Dr. Woo, LA Weekly, May 2015

Why Location Scout Lori Balton Has the World's Coolest Job, Conde Nast Traveler, February 2015

For Ryan Bingham, Life After 'Crazy Heart' Is About Staying Independent, LA Weekly, December 2014

The Man Who Runs the Venice Beach Freak Show, LA Weekly, May 2014

James Deen: The Porn Star Next Door, LA Weekly, May 2014

Interview With a Pregnant Porn Star, The Hairpin, February 2014

Veruca James, Accountant Turned Porn Star: 'I'd Always Been Wild', LA Weekly, March 2013

For Professional Cowboys Like Dugan Kelly, It All Comes Down to 10 Days in Las VegasLA Weekly, January 2013

RuPaul's New Focus: Hiking in L.A., Los Angeles Times, September 2012

Essays and Criticism
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