I'm a television writer who has spent thet last four years staffing widely and also creating THE CHAIR for Nettflix. The below is accurate but hasn't been updated for a long time. To get in touch, please email my representatives at William Morris Endeavor (TV) and Trident Media (fictiton and nonfiction).
I write nonfiction and criticism on many different subjects, including film and poetry. I'm a member of the National Book Critics Circle (and started reviewing for national publications when I was 19). Though I don't write much of it, my fiction has been honored by the White Review, Glimmertrain and Narrative.
I edited and helped design McSweeney's Book Stories, a two-foot tall book — now weirdly a kind of collectors' edition-thing — to celebrate California Independent Bookstore Day in 2014. I also worked on a few other projects for that house, including collaborations with animators and illustrators including Jesse Benjamin, whose Punch-a-Nazi game is a lot of fun, and Jason Polan, whose shoes I recommend.
Clips below; am generally happy to send pieces not online by email.
"Mohammed Qutaish and a Paper Syria," Vice, January 2017
"The Language of Cinema: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyiy's The Tribe," Los Angeles Review of Books, Dec 2015
"Dallas and the Park Cities," City by City, n+1 / FSG, 2015
"Now Let Us All Laugh Together: A Schema of Transliterated Laughter," the Believer, Jan/Feb. 2015
"I Am Not an Uber," on Los Angeles's Uber drivers, nplusonemag.com, December 2014
"Cabinet of Wonder," a visit to New York City's Mmuseumm, The Paris Review Daily, November 2014
"The Prestige Cartoon," review of Rick and Morty, Los Angeles Review of Books, October 2014
"What Kind of a Town Bans Books?" newyorker.com, September 2014
"The Laughing Animal," review of Karen Joy Fowler, Public Books, March 2014
"A Glimpse of Unplumbed Depths," in Read Harder: The Best of the Believer 2. Believer Books, 2014. Audio rights sold to Audible.com, Fall 2016
The Unspeakable Girl, Giorgio Agamben. Co-translator, with Leland de la Durantaye. Seagull Books, 2014
"Scary No Scary," review of Zachary Schomberg, the Believer, 2013
"Against the Facts: Allan Petersen's Fragile Acts," Los Angeles Review of Books, 2012
"Travel is Everything," the Rumpus, 2010
"A Glimpse of Unplumbed Depths," the Believer, 2009
"A Kaleidoscope Held to Turkey: Elif Shafak, Orhan Pamuk," San Francisco Chronicle, 2006
"On the Aristocrats," Threepenny Review, 2005.