About

I’m Washington City Paper‘s arts editor.

I also edit Where the Girls Go, a local blog for queer women, and sometimes throw dance parties under the WTGG name. I’m an amateur DJ/VJ, a visual artist and a vegetarian who eats bacon. I’ve worked on the arts desk at NPR and on the communications team at Georgetown University, where I earned a master’s degree in journalism. In the summer of 2013, I was a digital media fellow with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Like most young’uns and journalists these days, I’m on Twitter.

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Photos by Chris Svetlik

Writing

The Washington Post Express

At home in his Thai pad: the chef behind D.C.’s quirkiest Thai restaurant
Using sign language onstage and off in Studio Theatre’s Tribes
As Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield makes music on her own terms
An exhibit on Spanish design wants you to play with your food
On Pluto, the “funniest play about a school shooting you will ever see”
Gangstagrass mixes bluegrass and rap like a good PB & pickle sandwich
Ten years of rocking, drinking and dancing at DC9
Local hip-hop artist takes his beats to the Woolly Mammoth stage

NPR

How photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York makes strangers a little less strange
A meditation on Hocus Pocus, a classic Halloween film starring Bette Midler in fake buck teeth
Furloughed workers play ping-pong at a synagogue during the government shutdown

Where the Girls Go

Bold, funny, gender-bending theatre takes on trans politics, dolphin pansexuality
Alt-rock’s most famous transman starts testosterone therapy, saves his voice
The D.C. bar circuit’s answer to the dollar-store grab bag: Velvet Lounge

The Huffington Post

Why The Real L Word is bad for lesbians

Georgetown Magazine

Theatre troupe celebrates 161 years of “the inmates running the asylum”
Georgetown’s student-run credit union trades ledger cards for mobile apps

 

Video

Independent Work

 

Poetic Justice

Slam poetry has helped Natalie Illum deal with the frustrations of living with cerebral palsy.

 

Search Warrant [trailer]

I produced a commissioned new media installation of video portraits and mobile search histories for Artisphere. The Washington Post Express published some pretty nice things about it.

 

Association of Alternative Newsmedia – Miami Conference

Power players at some of the nation’s top alternative publications share their thoughts on new revenue streams, the importance of digital media and the future of the alt-weekly at AAN‘s 2013 conference in Miami.

 

POP.

A snow day video, just for fun.

 

Sarah & Kent’s Wedding Engagement

These two college sweethearts love flying kites, frolicking in parks and being all-around adorable.

 

Partying for Peru with Ankay

Ankay, a nonprofit that provides college scholarships for high-achieving students in Peru, hosted a Halloween bash at Club Eden.

 

Saving a Home for Arts and Activism

The residents of the Lamont Street Collective, a 35-year-old progressive community in D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, are facing eviction.

 

London’s Best Cup of Coffee

Get to know Gregor Vukasovic, the owner of a quirky café in North London.

 

Additional Production Credits

 

Jack’s Lonely Summer

associate producer
Co-wrote script and managed production for a tongue-in-cheek video advertising Georgetown’s Homecoming 2012.

 

For Generations To Come: The Campaign for Georgetown

associate producer
Conducted on-camera interviews with administrators, students and alumni—including President Bill Clinton—and assisted with the production and editing of this landmark university fundraising video.

 

Campaign Launch Weekend Highlights

producer
Conducted on-camera interviews with university leaders like Madeleine Albright and Ted Leonsis, directed a camera crew and assisted with the editing of this recap video.

 

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