Here are some pieces I’ve published, by publication.

The LA Times

All my current work can be found here

I published a long interview with Mike Davis in July 2022. Large chunks of our conversation didn’t make the final edit for the LA Times, but I thought they might still be interesting to people.

You can find those Mike Davis excerpts here:

Older work

The Verge

Three Days at the Microsoft Office World Championship

Konstrui Pli Bonan Lingvon (To Build a Better Language)

Lucky Peach (RIP)

Press the Button – Automation and the Future of Restaurant Jobs (pdf)

The Roast of George Howell (print only – pdf)

Chocolate Covered History (print only – pdf)

T Magazine

When Father John Misty Met Patton Oswalt


An Afternoon with DJ Khaled, Who Has a Secret Cat

Breakfast with Director Edgar Wright, Who Was in Many Ways Himself a Baby Driver Once

MEL Magazine

Making Sims Have Freaky Sex is a Tough Job, But Someone’s Got to Do It

Who Invented Those Weird Air Sacks?


Why We Still Can’t Agree on Web Metrics


Biography of an Inflatable Tube Guy

Advancing Bio with an Open Source Robot

Audubon Magazine

Why Is The Kiwi’s Egg So Big?

Fast Company

You Are Where You Work: Nikil Saval’s Cubed

Bon Appétit

Milk of Long Thickness: The Irish Before Potatoes

Eat Your Words: A Food Etymology Series

The History of the Car Cup Holder

Hypocrite Reader

Kieselguhr’s Kid