Personal Essays*

Being Joan Aiken's Pen Pal Changed My LifeElectric Literature

How YA Novels Unexpectedly Enabled My Own Bisexual RevelationAutostraddle

Stop the Traffic, Let 'Em Through, Entropy

On Smol, Argot Magazine

Mistaken, 1966

The Ones Who Left, The Offing

Included in The Best American Travel Writing 2017

Shippers Gonna ShipThe Manifest-Station

AtoniaWatershed Review


Nonfiction Ephemera

Manifestos: Driving Etiquette, Cotton Xenomorph

Summer Reading, The Journal



Review of The Red Parts by Maggie NelsonThe Journal


With Partisan

"I Didn't Watch Making a Murderer, But I Love Dean Strang" - on true crime

"Last Night a Critic Changed My Life" - on Roger Ebert

"Bodies of Work: On Harper Lee (1926-2016)

"So Maybe You Missed Hail, Caesar!" - on Hollywood homage

"Citizen Kane Turns 75" - on the canon

"Return to Party City" - on RuPaul's Drag Race

"Who You Gonna Call?" - on genderswapping for the greater good


For Lawrence Business Magazine

A World Without Art?

The Art of Memory

A Space for Everyone

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