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)

Minnesota Business

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

Star Tribune

Instagram Stars Are at Home With Nature in Washington County (2018)
Katha Dance Theatre Brings Famous Indian Dance Guru to St. Paul (2018)
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)

Women's Press

A Cut Above: How Black Fashion Week MN Elevates Designers of Color (2020)
One Way for Mothers to Heal (2019)
The WOW Behind Ilhan Omar's Rise (2018)

ARTS & CULTURE FEATURES





City Pages

Teens Come of Age in a Gay Conversion Therapy Center in "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" (2018)
Lizz Winstead's "Vagical Mystery Tour" Brings Sexist Songs, Reproductive Rights to Minnesota (2018)
"Invisibilia" Co-Founder Lulu Miller Explores the Dark Recesses of Human Experience (2018)
Moccasin-Making Program "The First Gift" Benefits Native Newborns (2018)
Migraine Sufferer Jane Wunrow Turns Headaches into Art (2018)
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)
Freddy Krueger and Wolverine are Among Ojibwe Painter Jonathan Thunder's Muses (2017)
Artist of the Year: Aza Abe (Erdrich) (2016)
Battle Over Controversial Capitol Art Finally Ends (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)
Minneapolis Photographer Finds Empowerment Through Barbie (2016)
Joe Sinness References Queer and Pop Culture in Provocative Drawings (2015)
Artist of the Year: Kate Worum (2015)

Star Tribune

Creative Women Confront "The Change" (2018)
Katha Dance Theatre Brings Famous Indian Dance Guru to St. Paul (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)


AUTHOR INTERVIEWS AND BOOK FEATURES




City Pages

Sister Helen Prejean: "River of Fire" and "Dead Man Walking" (2020)
Marlon James: "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" (2019)
Rebecca Traister: "Good and Mad" (2018)
Julie Schumacher: "The Shakespeare Requirement" (2018)
Tommy Orange: "There There" (2018)
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)
Bao Phi: "Thousand Star Hotel" (2017)
Ariel Levy: "The Rules Do Not Apply" (2017)
Sarah Manguso: "300 Arguments" (2017)
Jeffrey Toobin: "American Heiress" (2016)
Elizabeth Alexander: "The Light Of The World" (2016)
Max Porter: "Grief Is The Thing With Feathers" (2016)
Chuck Klosterman: "But What If We're Wrong?" (2016)
Louise Erdrich: "LaRose" (2016)
R.T. Rybak: "Pothole Confidential" (2016)
Krista Tippett: "Becoming Wise" (2016)
Peggy Orenstein: "Girls & Sex" (2016)

Cowboys and Indians

Clever warriors, horrible violence in Anton Treuer's "The Indian Wars" (2017)

Kirkus

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

Mandatory

Jason Rekulak: "The Impossible Fortress" (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)
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)


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)
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)


FOOD AND DRINK FEATURES



City Pages

After Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chef Tyler Johnson Soldiers On at Bar Brigade (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)
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 Growler Magazine

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


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)


MUSIC FEATURES



City Pages

Exile on Main Street: Frankie Lee Returns to his Gentrifying Hometown on 'Stillwater' (2019)
Mark Mallman Experiments With Mood-Altering Music in His Book 'The Happiness Playlist' (2019)
Crystals and Google Docs: Lazerbeak Finds His Zen With 'Luther' (2019)
Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck Says 'C'est la Vie' to Marriage, Fatherhood, and Homesteading (2018)
Gaelynn Lea Gives Voice to People With Disabilities, Onstage and Off (2018)
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Talks Hero Worship, Aging in the Music Industry, and Gentrification's Effect on Memory (2018)
Punch Brothers' Chris Thile Talks Tiki Bars, Dark Angels, and Tackle Boxes (2018)
Courtney Barnett Talks Misogyny, Frustration, and Friendship (2018)
With Help From Lazerbeak, Longshot Draws Inspiration From Adversity on 'Parades' (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)
Annie Mack Overcomes a Traumatic Childhood to 'Tell It Like It Is' (2018)
Dave Pirner Talks Divorce, Longevity, and Soul Asylum's "Shit Show" Heyday (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)
Cloud Cult's Craig Minowa on Death, Grief, and 'The Seeker' (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)
Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes on Divorce, Gender Identity, and Dressing Up (2016)
Tegan and Sara Shoot for Pop-Star Heights With 'Love You to Death' (2016)
Ani DiFranco Says Music Has Been at the Forefront of Every Social Movement (2016)


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, 2008)
Firstborn (Moon Journal, 2007)

AWARDS

MN Society of Professional Journalists Page One Awards: Arts & Entertainment Story (Second Place for Man of Constant Sorrow: Charlie Parr's quiet battle to stay alive, 2018)
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.
Interviewed for The Grace Tales.
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.