San Francisco During the Great Food Awakening” [Virginia Quarterly Review, 2015]

Changing the Game: How Game of Thrones Rewrites the Rules of Modern TV” [Los Angeles Review of Books, 2016]

Coffee as Existential Statement: A Crisis in Every Cup on Valencia Street” [Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017]

Bach at the Burger King” [Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018]

Food on a Mission” [Alta Magazine, 2018]

The American Menu: A Literary History” [Book Club of California, 2019] [lecture]

The Sound of Evil” [The American Scholar, 2019]

Bless Us, O Instagram” [The American Scholar, 2019]

Midlife Crisis of the American Restaurant Review” [Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019]

The Great Reformatting” [The American Scholar, 2020]

Death to the Negative Restaurant Review” [The New Republic, 2021]

To Expower the People” [Quillette, 2021]

Straw Ban Arguments” [Tablet Magazine, 2023]



Tejal Rao, California Restaurant Critic at the New York Times [The Believer, 2020]

Deborah Borda, CEO of the LA Philharmonic [The Believer, 2017]

Kate Moross, Designer [It’s Nice That, 2017]

Jurgen Bey, Designer [It’s Nice That, 2017]

Rachel Armstrong, Experimental Architect¬† [It’s Nice That, 2017]

Tea Uglow, Creative Director of Google Creative Labs [It’s Nice That, 2017]

Michael Bierut, Designer and Partner at Pentagram [It’s Nice That, 2017]

Dominique Crenn, Michelin-Star Chef [San Francisco Magazine, 2014]



“Villains and Classical Music” on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row [BBC Radio, 2020]