I'm an award-winning former librarian, now working as a writer and researcher. I specialize in culture writing and clear explanations of complex topics for lay audiences.
FAQ: Return to Uruguay With Fairmount Fibers
An FAQ for a week-long trip to Uruguay led by my client, Fairmount Fibers. Fairmount Fibers is the US distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns, a group of 12 cooperatives producing high quality, hand-dyed, fair trade yarns.
Ted Lasso’s Jodi Balfour Thinks Jack Will Regret This
Interview with Jodi Balfour, guest star in Season 3 of Ted Lasso. We spoke about her guest character arc as Jack Danvers, her character's appealing sincerity and deal-breaking flaws in her romance with Keeley Jones, Jack's similarities to fellow billionaire's daughter Shiv Roy (Succession), and her professional habit of playing privileged women navigating intense unspoken social rules.
Citadel Series-Premiere Recap: International Men and Women of Mystery
For Vulture, I've been recapping the first season of Citadel, an international spy thriller, which Amazon has launched as a flagship series and spinoff generator. My recaps are a combination of reviewing plot points, exploring the show's themes as each season progresses, and criticism of each episode.
The Perfume Sampling Business is Thriving Post-Pandemic
A piece for Fashionista on how niche fragrance sites have combined sample-focused offerings and fragrance literacy to usher in a new era of perfume shopping.
Understanding Camden County Government
Understanding Camden County Government is an introductory guide to local government services, personnel, and elected officials for residents of Camden County, NJ.
This Groundbreaking Jewish Journalist Inspired a Character on PBS’ ‘Vienna Blood’
A piece on the real-life inspiration for a major character arc and plot development in the third season of the BBC/PBS murder mystery Vienna Blood. Former socialite Clara Weiss's pivot to journalism mirrors some of the experiences of Alice Schalek, an intrepid Viennese reporter and award-winning WW1 correspondent (who later had to flee the Nazis).
All Creatures Great and Small’s Samuel West Is Still Finding New Depths to Siegfried
Interview with Samuel West, star of All Creatures Great & Small on PBS's flagship Sunday MASTERPIECE programming block. We spoke about his role as Siegfried Farnon, interest in World War II, training with horses, and his thoughts on the future of Siegfried's relationship with Mrs. Hall.
Camden County, NJ -- 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal
Biographies for the biographies / nomination statements for each of the 10 winners of the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal, and the winner of the Congressional Freedom Award, both bestowed annually by the Commissioners of Camden County, NJ. Commissioned by Spark Creative (https://spark-creative.net/client/camden-county/).
How Women of a Certain Age Became the Best Dressed Characters on TV in 2022
A 2022 Year-in-Review piece for Town & Country, highlighting the best costume design for middle-aged female characters on TV. The piece highlights the work of 10 designers across 11 shows, including What We Do In The Shadows, Reservation Dogs, Magpie Murders, Abbott Elementary, Never Have I Ever, Hacks, The Good Fight, and Ramy.
Fleishman Is in Trouble
For Vulture, I recapped the F/X adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner's novel Fleishman Is in Trouble, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, and Adam Brody. These are a combination of reviewing plot points, exploring the show's themes, its quality as a literary adaptation, and criticism of each episode.
Derry Girls Recaps: Season 3
For Vulture, I recapped the third and final season of Netflix's darkly funny sitcom Derry Girls, set at the end of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. These are a combination of reviewing plot points, exploring the show's themes as each season progresses, and criticism of each episode.
Return to Uruguay With Fairmount Fibers
An FAQ regarding an 8-day trip to Uruguay organized by my client, Fairmount Fibers. Fairmount Fibers is the U.S. distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns, high-end yarns produced by a national cooperative of artisans in Uruguay, South America. I managed Fairmount Fibers' social media presences and newsletter on a contractual basis September - December 2022.
Rob, Ryan, and Relegation: What to Know About Welcome to Wrexham
An introductory explainer for FX's Welcome to Wrexham, a docu-series about the fortunes of Wrexham AFC, a down-on-their-luck professional football team in North Wales. Will the team's new co-owners, Big Name Celebrities Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, help them turn it around, or become unhelpful distractions?
The Former Bulls Star Who Lost His Father In A Terrorist Attack
Steve Kerr has had a long and impressive career in basketball. From his days on the University of Arizona's varsity squad in the 1980s (per Sports Reference), to playing for the Chicago Bulls during their second round of three back-to-back NBA Championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, to his current position as Head Coach of three-time NBA Championship-winning Golden State Warriors (winning in 2015, 2017, and 2018, and another trip to the finals in 2022, per Basketball Reference), he has contrib...
For All Mankind Season-Premiere Recap: Don’t Get Too Attached
I've been recapping AppleTV+'s scifi drama For All Mankind (S2 and S3) for Vulture. These are a combination of reviewing plot points, exploring the show's themes as each season progresses, and criticism of each episode.