Archives of my writing published by other folks
"New Strains of Jazz: Author Donald Miller aims to help us tell better stories with our lives." Nashville Scene, October 10, 2013.
"Mad as Hell: After a long hiatus, the Conor Oberst-led Desaparecidos return with new enemies to eviscerate." Nashville Scene, October 24, 2013.
"After a Boom-and-Bust Hype Cycle, The Rapture Get Spiritual." The Atlantic, September 8, 2011
"The Honesty Imperative: Paramore schism highlights Nashville's longstanding unease with art, commerce, and religion." Nashville Scene, February 3, 2011.
"Of Flora and Fauna: On Stranger, Austin's Balmorhea charts vibrant new territory." MAGNET, Issue No. 92.
"The Writer: Amanda Shires' haunted new album represents a bold step in her young career." MAGNET, Issue No. 102.
Track of the Day: Sleigh Bells' "Bitter Rivals." The Atlantic, September 16, 2013.
Track of the Day: Deerhunter's "Monomania." The Atlantic, April 23, 2013.
On Jensen Sportag's Stealth of Days. Nashville Scene, November 12, 2013.
On Damien Jurado's Saint Bartlett. RELEVANT Magazine, June 2, 2010.
Between 2011 and 2013, I edited and contributed to a blog for Vanderbilt University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Click here if reading dispatches on Nashville, academics, and related topics (written with young prospective students in mind) sounds like a nice diversion.