I am a freelance writer.
I've reported or written for Observer.com, The Guardian, OxfordAmerican.org, Harpers.org, NBC News, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, North Carolina Health News, and The Millions. I've fact-checked pieces for the Oxford American and Harper's.
Before, I was an Associate Editor at the Arkansas Times, an alt-weekly in Little Rock, Arkansas.
'Protect and serve' vs. 'patrol and control' in Little Rock -- As the Little Rock Police Department has increased traffic stops to crack down on crime, it says the stops can also be part of community policing. Others say it's akin to stop-and-frisk. (cover story, won Diamond Jouranlism award)
The post-prison license hurdle -- Arkansas is trying to make it easier for those released from ADC to get licenses and IDs. But challenges remain.
K2 in prison: widely available, difficult to detect and potentially deadly. — The use of 'synthetic marijuana' is soaring in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Guards, inmates and even ADC emails say it is killing inmates. (cover story)
ADC can't retain guards -- More than a third of new hires in 2017 left before the year was up. The culture is the problem, former guards say.
A week at Midtown — Can a dive bar be reborn? (cover story)
Downsizing dwindles -- A review of Alexander Payne's latest feature
Why Arkansas plans to kill eight men in 11 days — Under the guise of 'synthetic civility.' (cover story)
More from The Arkansas Times/ANNN
Weekly Review (November 6, 2018)
Weekly Review (October 16, 2018)
Weekly Review (July 31, 2018)
Weekly Review (July 10, 2018)
Weekly Review (May 29, 2018)
Weekly Review (May 15, 2018)
Weekly Review (April 25, 2018)
Weekly Review (April 10, 2018)
Weekly Review (March 6, 2017)
Weekly Review (April 19, 2017)
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Editor in Chief, The Minor UNC (Humor)
"On many occasions during the last two years, it felt as if the publication was doing more than making us laugh: It was shaping what students believed about pressing university issues." - The Daily Tar Heel
The Daily Tar Heel Editorial Board
The Daily Tar Heel Political Reporting
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