General Culture

A History of Blood SFX” (The Blood Project, October 2022)

Coronavirus Themed Video Games Are Everywhere” (Mic, October 2020)

The Origins of Studying Crap” (Ozy, July 2020)

Meet The Man Trying to Send A Warning About History’s Worst Tragedies Back to 1935” (Mic, July 2020)

Public Bathrooms Are Terrible. What Will It Take to Fix Them?” (The Outline, October 2018)

“What Will It Take to Get More Good Jobs in The US?” (Make Change, August 2017)

Building History from Cinematic Trash” (The Awl, June 2017)

A Brief, Paranoid History of Anti-Weed PSAs” (VICE, April 2017)

This Fashion Designer Is Betting You’ll Wear The Same Shirt For 30 Years” (Make Change, April 2017)

How Does Kazakhstan Feel About Borat Ten Years Later?” (VICE, November 2016)

Is Pooping Out Bespoke Jewelry The Future of Luxury?” (VICE, April 2016)

Mat Fraser on The Future of Disability in The Media” (GOOD, February 2016)

“Sartonk: The Birth of The Modern Boxing Belt” (Smith Journal [Vol. 17], December 2015)

People Are Fighting over Who The Ugliest Man in Zimbabwe Is” (VICE, November 2015)

“‘Hottest Heads of State Co-Foudners’ on What The Site Says about Our Culture” (Liberty Project, October 2015)

We Had A Serious Conversation with The Guy Who Wrote The Sharknado Movies” (VICE, July 2015)

Why Are More Men Sitting down to Pee?” (VICE, April 2015)

Why Are We So Obsessed With Plane Crashes?” (VICE, March 2015)

Marijuana’s Mysterious Early History in The United States” (VICE, March 2015)

Nazi Chic: The Asian Fashion Craze That Just Won’t Die” (VICE, February 2015)

Where Was The North Korean Outrage Over ‘Team America: World Police’?” (VICE, December 2014)

The Mental Illness Behind the ‘Foxcatcher’ Murder” (VICE, November 2014)

The Battle of the Button Fly” (Esquire, June 2014)

Britain’s Golly Problem” (Roads & Kingdoms, May 2014)

Why Can’t Americans Learn to Love The Hat?” (Esquire, March 2014)

A Walk Through the Past: The Pitt-Rivers Museum” (The Ascender, February 2014)

Revisiting Harar: The Cannibalization of Heritage” (The Ascender, February 2014)

Hard-Bitten Heritage” (The Ascender, January 2014)

Oxford Has Put Heavy Metal, Mesopotamians, and Noh Theatre Together at Last” (VICE, May 2013)

Shteyngart Brings Dystopian Laffer to Union Square” (Capital New York, July 2010)

Dandy Journeys to the Underworld” (Capital New York, June 2010)

Ellis Takes Narcissism and Metanarrative on the Road” (Capital New York, June 2010)

Monk and Oda Smash Cultures Together, Play Samurai Jazz” (Capital New York, June 2010)

Lady Gaga, Growing Up” (Capital New York, July 2010)