Some of my recent writing:
"Playing Bar Trivia With HQ's Scott," New YorkA brief encounter with Scott Rogowsky, host of HQ Trivia.
"Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?," New YorkWhat is Facebook, exactly—and what does it want from us?
"The Whole World Is Now a Message Board," New York magazineHow the message-board revanchists of the alt-right took power.
"Navigating Uphill," New York Times.A story about driving on vacations.
"Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email," New York TimesThe case that all Americans should practice good security.
"Maybe the Internet Is Just Terrible After All," New York MagazineWhat if the internet is actually bad?
"Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook," Select AllAn excuse to use the word "fatberg."
"All News Is Equal in the Age of Facebook," New York MagazineAn exercise in elaborate figurative language.
"Did I Kill Gawker?," New York MagazineA murder mystery-autopsy-confession-memoir.
"Why Do Men Take So Long to Put on Their Shoes?," The CutAn investigation into a pressing social issue.
On CFCF's the Colours of Life, The New York Times MagazineA short essay about the revival of New Age and my favorite music of 2015.
"Hulk Hogan Taught Me Never to Make a Bad Joke on Slack Again," Following, NYMag.comOn the ephemerality of face-to-face interaction as a feature and a bug.
"Twitter Is a Mall," Following, NYMag.comAn argument that our models for free speech on the internet are inadequate, and that Auntie Anne's is good.
"The Ten Best Lists of 2015," VultureMeta wank.
"Milling Time," The AwlAn essay about time, desire, fulfillment, anxiety, and strategy in fantasy-based collectible card games.
"We Are All Jim Halpert, and Everyone Else on the Internet Is an Army of Dwights," Following, NYMag.comAn essay about the insufficiency of language and "thinking face" emoji.
"My struggle to get health insurance was more irritating than my full-body rash," Op-Ed, Los Angeles TimesA story about my full-body rash.