Publications

COVER STORIES



City Pages

An Open Secret: Meet the Minnesotans Finding Love Through Polyamory (2018)
The Charm Offensive: Can Liquor Heir Dean Phillips Beat Minnesota's Corporate Congressman? (2018)
The Long Winter: Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles Channels Devastation into Dead Man Winter Album (2017)
Man of Constant Sorrow: Charlie Parr's Quiet Battle to Stay Alive (2017)
Land of Plenty: Chef Sean Sherman Wants You to Taste the Original American Diet (2017)

Star Tribune

Composer Recalls Tragic Killing in 1960s Minneapolis With "Blues for Chamber Ensemble" (2018)
Minneapolis Blogger Used Her Social-Media Clout to Create an Instagram-Ready Modern Farmhouse (2018)
Treehouse Records Owner Closes Legendary Minneapolis Shop (2017)
Family History Fuels Folky Minnesota Sister Act The Blacksmith's Daughters (2017)
New Film Board Director Hopes to Land Big Movies, Prestige TV for State (2017)
Beer and Bands Boost Business for Artists at Art-A-Whirl (2017)
Mason Jennings Contemplates the Future of His Music Career (2016)
The Pines Rise Above the Prairie (2016)
Polica's Channy Leaneagh Sounds Off on "United Crushers" (2016)
Suburbia and the Single Guy: Homeowner Transforms St. Louis Park Home into a Modern Day Bachelor Pad (2016)
Five Twin Cities Telecommuters Offer a Peek at Their Home Offices (2015)
Which of Last Year's Decor Trends Will Have Staying Power? (2015)
Bike-Themed Home Decor is on a Roll (2015)
Inside Dosh's 2015 Space Odyssey (2015)
Uncivil Union: Jessica Lea Mayfield Rocks Out with New Husband (2014)
Making Room for Baby (2014)
Homeowners Associations: The good, the bad, and the puzzling (2014)

Minnesota Business

Change is Good: Putting the "Unemployable" to Work (2015)
Steely Determination: Hans Early-Nelson of Primitive Precision (2014)

ARTS & CULTURE FEATURES




Star Tribune

Creative Women Confront "The Change" (2018)
St. Anthony Man is Finance Executive by Day, Indie Filmmaker by Night (2017)
New Film Board Director Hopes to Land Big Movies, Prestige TV for State (Cover Story, 2017)
Beer and Bands Boost Business for Artists at Art-A-Whirl (Cover Story, 2017)

City Pages

"Invisibilia" Co-Founder Lulu Miller Explores the Dark Recesses of Human Experience (2018)
Moccasin-Making Program "The First Gift" Benefits Native Newborns (2018)
Art-Inspired Alice Riot is Minneapolis' Newest Women-Run Clothing Line (2018)
Artist Takes to Instagram to Make a Statement About Breaking Gender Roles (2018)
Migraine Sufferer Jane Wunrow Turns Headaches into Art (2018)
Artists of the Year: Photographer Bobby Rogers, Poet Bao Phi, and Novelist Emily Fridlund (2017)
Artist Angela Two Stars Brings the Dakota Language to Lake Bde Maka Ska (2017)
Army Vet and Former Meteorologist Christine Clayburg Seeks to Make "Minneapolis" Locally (2017)
Anne Collier's "Women with Cameras" Reflects on Selfies From a Pre-Instagram Era (2017)
Freddy Krueger and Wolverine are Among Ojibwe Painter Jonathan Thunder's Muses (2017)
With His Stunning Photography, Gary Arndt Wants Hopes to Inspire You to Travel More (2017)
Mason Jennings and Benson Ramsey Take a Break From Music to Share Horse Doodles and Photography (2017)
Painter Emily Schadow Uses Hashtags to Blast Historical Figures (2017)
Artist of the Year: Aza Abe (Erdrich) (2016)
Battle Over Controversial Capitol Art Finally Ends (2016)
Charles Philippe Jean Pierre: How Men Can Be Feminist Allies at Public Functionary (2016)
Burlesque 101 with Ophelia Flame (2016)
Kate Renee's Storybook Characters Explore Dark Themes (2016)
Leslie Barlow's Mixed-Race Identity Inspires Her To Paint Underrepresented People (2016)
Amy Rice Collaborates With Beavers, Celebrates 10 Years of Art With Jennifer Davis (2016)
Scott Seekins' Great Sioux Uprising Series Draws Ire From Native American Community (2016)
Quinn Rivenburgh Creates Intricate Paper Art (2016)
Krista Stout Turns Trump's Words into Poetry That Benefits Bernie (2016)
Scott Seekins Exhibits New Work with his Sweetheart (2016)
Luis Fitch's Mixed-Media Pieces Are Haunting Reminders of Life and Death (2016)
Minneapolis Photographer Finds Empowerment Through Barbie (2016)
Healing Through Punk Metal and Grisly Art (2016)
Masked Feminists Guerrilla Girls Take Over the Twin Cities (2016)
Red Lake Photography and Art Celebrated at the U of M (2016)
David Foster Wallace's Writing Revived at the Walker (2016)
Myron Johnson Revives Nutcracker (Not So) Suite with James Sewell Ballet (2015)
The Graffiti and Sharpie-Inspired Art of Aaron De La Cruz (2015)
Geoff Sobelle Explores Our Obsession with Stuff (2015)
Boston Punk Rocker Jacob Bannon Brings His Art to CO Exhibitions (2015)
Joe Sinness References Queer and Pop Culture in Provocative Drawings (2015)
Artist of the Year: Kate Worum (2015)
Kevin Cannon Drew a MN Bookstore Every Day for Inktober (2015)
MCAD Prof Piotr Szyhalski Questions How We Work in "Labor Camp" (2015)
Nigerian Painter Prince Adetomiwa Gbadebo Exhibits in Minneapolis (2015)

Mandatory

Yes, "Professional Mermaid" is a Career Option (2018)
What Polyamorous TV and Movie Couples Can Teach the Monogamous (2018)

Vita.mn

Heather McElhatton's Beautiful World (2014)
Patrick Martinez's "Buy Now Cry Later" Show at Public Functionary Review (2013)
HOTTEA "Inner Workings" Art Exhibit Review (2013)
Dzine "Victory" Art Exhibit Review (2013)

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS AND BOOK FEATURES




City Pages

Claire Dederer: "Love and Trouble" (2018)
Sloane Crosley: "Look Alive Out There" (2018)
John Jodzio: "This is the Only Orientation You're Gonna Get" (2018)
Kelly Barnhill: "Dreadful Young Ladies" (2018)
Daniel Handler: "All the Dirty Parts" (2017)
Alex Lemon: "Feverland" (2017)
Matt Goldman: "Gone to Dust" (2017)
Danez Smith: "Don't Call Us Dead" (2017)
Dave Page: "F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota" (2017)
Bao Phi: "Thousand Star Hotel" (2017)
Ariel Levy: "The Rules Do Not Apply" (2017)
Sarah Manguso: "300 Arguments" (2017)
Sammi Jones: "Derby Girl" (2017)
Stephanie Wilbur Ash: "The Annie Year" (2017)
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano: "Face Value" (2017)
Zeke Caligiuri: "This Is Where I Am" (2016)
Jeffrey Toobin: "American Heiress" (2016)
Elizabeth Alexander: "The Light Of The World" (2016)
Peter Geye: "Wintering" (2016)
Max Porter: "Grief Is The Thing With Feathers" (2016)
Natalie Goldberg: "The Great Spring" (2016)
Chuck Klosterman: "But What If We're Wrong?" (2016)
Louise Erdrich: "LaRose" (2016)
Gretchen Marquette: "May Day" (2016)
Linda LeGarde Grover: "The Road Back to Sweetgrass" (2016)
Jen Kirkman: "I Know What I'm Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself" (2016)
R.T. Rybak: "Pothole Confidential" (2016)
Krista Tippett: "Becoming Wise" (2016)
Peggy Orenstein: "Girls & Sex" (2016)
James Eli Shiffer: "The King of Skid Row"(2016)
Julie Schumacher: "Dear Committee Members" (2015)

Kirkus

Melissa Broder on mermen, depression, and her sexy new novel "The Pisces" (2018)

Cowboys and Indians

Clever Warriors, Horrible Violence in Anton Treuer's "The Indian Wars" (2017)

Mandatory

Jason Rekulak: "The Impossible Fortress" (2017)
Gary Taubes: "The Case Against Sugar" (2017)
Jim Walsh: "Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s" (2017)
David Szalay: "All That Man Is" (2016)
Jason Diamond: "Searching for John Hughes" (2016)
Emily Witt: "Future Sex" (2016)
Isaac Fitzgerald: "Knives & Ink" (2016)
Teddy Wayne: "Loner" (2016)
Gavin Edwards: "The Tao of Bill Murray" (2016)
Dan Slater: "Wolf Boys" (2016)
Joe McGinniss Jr.: "Carousel Court" (2016)
Adam Carolla: "'Daddy, Stop Talking!'" (2016)
Dylan Hicks: "Amateurs" (2016)
Alex Abramovich: "Bullies" (2016)
Mark Leyner: "Gone with the Mind" (2016)
Christopher Sorrentino: "The Fugitives" (2016)
John Jodzio: "Knockout" (2016)
Rick Moody: "Hotels of North America" (2015)
Paul Murray: "The Mark and the Void" (2015)
Jerry Stahl: "Old Guy Dad" (2015)


BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT FEATURES




Women's Press

The Caretakers of SPIRAL Collective (2018)

The Growler Magazine

How Trivia Mafia Turned a Once-a-Week Quiz Night into a Bar Game Empire (2017)

Minnesota Business Magazine

Change is Good: Putting the "Unemployable" to Work (Cover Story, 2015)
A Vital Role: The Creative Economy in Minnesota (2015)
Mike Shultz of Biodapt Inc. (2014)
Leah Driscoll of the Twin Cities Mobile Market (2014)
Kristy Allen and Erin Rupp of The Beez Kneez (2014)
Hans Early-Nelson of Primitive Precision (Cover Story, 2014)
Julie Allinson of Eyebobs (2014)
Dirk Miller of The Emily Program (2014)
Nancy Lyons of Clockwork (2014)
Dan Madsen of Dusty Signs (2014)
Zeus Jones (2014)
KVS Letterpress (2014)
Fox Tax (2014)
Chowgirls Killer Catering (2014)
JD Fratzke and Tim Niver of The Strip Club and Saint Dinette (2014)
Adam Turman: Making the Scene (2014)
Artist Bent: Friedman Iverson (2013) 

COMEDY FEATURES



City Pages

Comedian Adam Grabowski Encourages Fans Experiencing Mental Illness to #sayitanyway (2018)
Jenny Zigrino on Al Franken, #metoo, and Avoiding Talking Politics with the Family (2017)
Gabe Noah's Intense New Podcast "Profession Confession" (2017)
Carmen Lynch on Ditching Dating Apps, Hating Cats, and Translating Profanity (2017)
Ryan Hamilton on Clean Comedy, Sobriety, and Mormonism (2017)
Tig Notaro on "One Mississippi", Overcoming Cancer, and Motherhood (2016)
Sarah Silverman on Sex in Your 40s and the Benefits of Therapy (2016)
Kathy Griffin on Pride, Pizza, and Sexism in Comedy (2016)
Hari Kondabolu on Trump, Black Lives Matter, and Being "Overeducated" (2016)
Andy Erikson on Misogyny in Standup Comedy (2016)
Jermaine Fowler on TV Pilots and Refusing to "Play it Safe" (2016)
Jim Norton on Being a Pervert and Pissing Off Jesse Ventura (2015)
Hannibal Buress on Threesomes, Cocaine, and Calling Out Cosby (2015)
Miranda Sings on YouTube Fame and Being Motivated by Haters (2015)
Joe Gatto on The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers (2015)
Gary Gulman on Cookies, Day Jobs, and Depression in Comedy (2015)
Comedian Jenn Schaal Among the Artists of the Year (2015)

Star Tribune

Jason Alexander: George Costanza Gets His Hair Back (2014)

Vita.mn

Ali Wong (2015)
Alingon Mitra (2015)
Jenny McCarthy (2014)
Sara Schaefer (2014)
Henry Phillips (2014)
Sean Patton (2014)
Tim Slagle (2014)
Tom Rhodes (2014)
Sandra Bernhard (2014)
Kurt Braunohler (2014)
Adam Carolla (2013)
Margaret Cho (2013)


FOOD AND DRINK FEATURES



The Growler Magazine

Creating a Culture of Self-Care in the Restaurant Industry (2018)

City Pages


How the Invisible Chef Turned Her Mysterious Illness Into a Healthy Cooking Business (2018)
Celebrity Cook With Minnesota Roots Brings "Siriously Delicious" Food Home (2018)
At Chef Camp 2018, Nettie Colon is Taking Cooking Underground. Literally. (2018)
"The Minimalist Kitchen" Will Help You Declutter and Fall in Love with Cooking Again (2018)
Minny Spoons Combines Food, Female Empowerment, and Fitness (2018)
Minneapolis Food Blogger Makes Dietary Restrictions Look and Taste Delicious (2018)
Land of Plenty: Chef Sean Sherman Wants You to Taste the Original American Diet (Cover Story, 2017)
Sift, an All Gluten-Free Bakery, Readies to Open in South Minneapolis (2017)

MN Meetings + Events Magazine

Hotel Restaurants Embrace the Foodie Movement (Winter 2015)
Cafes Bring a Boost of Energy to Any Meeting (Fall 2014)

The Daily Meal

Best Dog Bakeries in the U.S. (2013)
Best Beach Restaurants Worldwide (2013)
World's 30 Most Glamorous Camping Destination (2013)
Best Boardwalks for Food in the U.S. (2013)
Best Ice Cream Parlors in the World (2013)


HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN FEATURES




Star Tribune

Minneapolis Blogger Used Her Social-Media Clout to Create an Instagram-Ready Modern Farmhouse (Cover Story, 2018)
Suburbia and the Single Guy: Homeowner Transforms St. Louis Park Home into a Modern Day Bachelor Pad (Cover Story, 2016)
Five Twin Cities Telecommuters Offer a Peek at Their Home Offices (Cover story, 2015)
Which of Last Year's Decor Trends Will Have Staying Power? (Cover story, 2015)
Bike-Themed Home Decor is on a Roll (Cover story, 2015)
Making Room for Baby (Cover Story, 2014)

Mandatory

Co-Living: Is the Biggest Trend in Rentals Right for You? (2018)


MUSIC FEATURES


Star Tribune

Treehouse Records Owner Closes Legendary Minneapolis Shop (2017)
Family History Fuels Folky Minnesota Sister Act The Blacksmith's Daughters (Cover Story, 2017)
Rocking a Block Near You (2017)
Foxy Tann is the Block-Party Queen of Summer (2017)
Mason Jennings Contemplates the Future of His Music Career (Cover Story, 2016)
The Pines Rise Above the Prairie (Cover Story, 2016)
Polica's Channy Leaneagh Sounds Off on "United Crushers" (Cover Story, 2016)
Twin Cities Critics Tally (Contributor, 2016)
Twin Cities Critics Tally (Contributor, 2015)
Inside Dosh's 2015 Space Odyssey (Cover story, 2015)
Music is the Weapon in Haley Bonar's Last War (Cover Story, 2014)
Uncivil Union: Jessica Lea Mayfield Rocks Out with New Husband (Cover Story, 2014)
Twin Cities Critics Tally (Contributor, 2014)
Twin Cities Critics Tally (Contributor, 2013)

City Pages

Dan Israel Emerges From a Midlife Crisis With "You're Free" (2018)
In "Lemon Jail" Memoir, Roadie Revisits the Glory Days of The Replacements (2018)
The Decemberists' Colin Meloy on Laughing at Mortality, Writing for Kids, and What He Learned From the Replacements (2018)
Jeremy Messersmith Takes on "Late Stage Capitalism" (2018)
Annie Mack Overcomes a Traumatic Childhood to "Tell It Like It Is" (2018)
Warren Thomas Fenzi Sorts Through the Wreckage of His Past on "WTF" (2018)
Owl City Bassist Rob Morgan Encourages Curiosity with New Podcast (2018)
Static Panic Reimagines the '80s with Gender Fluid Finesse (2018)
Dave Pirner Talks Divorce, Longevity, and Soul Asylum's "Shit Show" Heyday (2017)
Beat-maker Big Cats Sifts Priorities on His Album "Most Days" (2017)
Good Diction Draws From the Past and Creates its Own Traditions (2017)
Man of Constant Sorrow: Charlie Parr's Quiet Battle to Stay Alive (Cover Story, 2017)
Dan Wilson Wrote Songs With Adele and Taylor Swift -- Now It's His Turn to Sing Them (2017)
With "Hey, Muse!" Chan Poling Looks Back at the Suburbs' Past but Keeps Moving Forward (2017)
Pornonono Sings About Our "Post-Sexual Future History" on "Yes" (2017)
Claire de Lune Talks Heartbreak, Misogyny, and Timberwolves (2017)
Cloud Cult's Craig Minowa on Death, Grief, and "The Seeker" (2017)
Chastity Brown is in a Better Place on "Silhouette of Sirens" (2017)
Jeremy Messersmith Drops "Kinda Crazy Secret" Songbook and New Album (2017)
Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles Channels Devastation into Dead Man Winter Album (Cover Story, 2017)
With Timbre Ghost, Dustin Tessier Shakes a Past That Haunts Him (2017)
Japandroids (2017)
Tim Dooley on Mental Illness, "Irresponsible Kids," and Timisarocker's New Album (2017)
Ben Kyle of Romantica (2017)
Low's Alan Sparhawk Shares His 10 Favorite Christmas Songs (2016)
Fraea: Picked to Click (2016)
Of Montreal (2016)
Tegan and Sara (2016)
Whitney (2016)
Corinne Bailey Rae (2016)
Frankie Lee (2016)
The Lioness (2016)
Ani DiFranco (2016)
Lower Dens (2016)
Ezra Furman (2015)
Run Westy Run (2015)

Vita.mn

We Are the Willows (2014)
David Bazan (2014)
Dum Dum Girls (2014)
Bastille (2014)
The Buzzcocks (2014)
Strand of Oaks (2014)
Jenny Lewis (2014)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones (2014)
Camera Obscura (2014)
Sharon Van Etten (2014)
Valerie June (2014)
Jose James (2014)
Lake Street Dive (2014)
Lucius (2014)
The National (2013)
Father John Misty (2013)
Phosphorescent (2013)
Foxygen (2013)
Dr. John (2013)
Kate Nash (2013)
Diego Garcia (2013)
Carnage and Desdamona (2013)
Damien Jurado (2013)
Lissie (2013)
Junip (2013)
Zoo Animal (2013)
JBM (2013)
Freedom to Marry "Love is the Law" Concert Review (2013)

KFAI

Cory Chisel (2012)
Caroline Smith (2012)
These United States (2012)
Dead Man Winter (2012)
The Farewell Circuit (2012)
Courtney McLean (2012)
Mayors Crash Trampled By Turtles' Concert (2012)
Howler vs. 4ontheFloor: Whose side are you on? (2012)
Polica Wows First Avenue Crowd Concert Review (2012)

Metromix.com

Dawes (2011)
Macklemore (2011)
Marketa Irglova (2011)
Owl City (2011)
Chastity Brown (2011)
Little Scream (2011)
Rachael Yamagata (2011)
Peter Wolf Crier (2011)
Haley Bonar (2011)
Mason Jennings (2011)

POLITICAL WRITING






BOOKS


Come Again (Thought Catalog, 2015)
Insatiable: A young mother’s struggle with anorexia (Penguin, 2009)

ESSAYS IN ANTHOLOGIES

The Truth of Memoir by Kerry Cohen (Writer's Digest Books, 2014)
Gotta Have It (Cleis Press, 2011)
Let Them Eat Crepes (Lulu, 2010)
The Tattoo Series (XOXO. 2010)
Voices of Breast Cancer (LaChance, 2007)

POETRY

Multiple Poems (Save The Crumbs, 2010)
Untitled for L (The Tattooed Poets Project Blog, 2010)
Why I Don’t Write Short Stories (Writer’s Journal Magazine, 2008)
Firstborn (Moon Journal, 2007)

AWARDS

Dakota County Library Poetry Contest (First Place for Crooked Places Straight, 2018)
Minnesota Book Awards (Nominee for Natural Disasters, 2016)
Minnesota Book Awards (Nominee for Come Again, 2015)
Dakota County Library Poetry Contest (First Place for Unforgotten, 2014)
Dakota Country Library Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention for Before the Bruises, 2013)
Dakota Country Library Poetry Contest (3rd Place for Left Unsaid, 2012)
Dakota County Library Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention for Untitled for L, 2010)
Food Tasters For Obama Bake-Off (Winner of Best Recipe Award, 2008)
Sit, Walk, Write Workshop with Natalie Goldberg (Scholarship Winner, 2008)
Old Friend From Far Away Workshop with Natalie Goldberg (Scholarship Winner, 2007)
Powderhorn Writers' Festival (1st Place in Poetry, 1997)


APPEARANCES AND PRESS

Insatiable

Spoke at Macalester College regarding the psychology of eating disorders.
Interviewed by Macalester Today for full-page print feature.
Interviewed on Twin Cities Live (ABC affiliate).
Interviewed on Showcase Minnesota (NBC affiliate).
Interviewed on FOX News.
Interviewed on True/Slant blog.
Interviewed on hour-long Health Notes program on KFAI radio.
Interviewed on hour-long Page to Pantry program on KPFK radio.
Reviewed in the Star Tribune.
Reviewed on Carrots 'n' Cake blog.
Book signing at Caribou Coffee.

Let Them Eat Crepes

Book signing and reading at Hamline University.
Book signing and reading at Common Good Books.