selected writing

Charlotte Moorman, Topless Cellist: A Review  Arkansas Times, November 17, 2016. Moorman got famous for playing the cello shirtless, which time has proven a sexist reduction of her talents and her legacy.

Wild by Nature, Shaped by Captivity: If a wild animal has never experienced the wild, what is it, exactly? The Washington Post Magazine, July 26, 2012

How to Make Cheese Like a Romanian Grandma, infographic for Heifer International, 2013

Notes From a Wedding: Kenney Holmes Keeps It Real The Washington Post Magazine, Feb. 7, 2010. Anthologized in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2011

Coffee: From Plant to Cup, infographic for Heifer International, 2011

Going With the Grain. Ojibwa Indians harvest rice the traditional way. Smithsonian Magazine, September 2007

Every Dog Has His Sleigh: Dogsledding in Minnesota  The Washington Post Magazine, Feb. 25, 2007

The Best and the Brightest. Neon signs find a new home in Las Vegas at the Neon Museum. Smithsonian Magazine, March 2006.

The School of Yule: Training to be Santa Claus  The Washington Post Magazine, Dec. 19, 2006

Strip Search: Looking for the Real Las Vegas  The Washington Post Magazine, Sept. 18, 2005

Dale Hawkins: That’s Guitar Playing  The Oxford American Magazine, Summer 2005

Return of the Cowgirl: Duding It Up on a Ranch in New Mexico The Washington Post Magazine, March 6, 2005

The Motion-Picture Principle, The Paris Review, 2004

Tough Mother for You: Esther Phillips The Oxford American Music Issue, 2003