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New York Times Magazine

Riff: What Is the True Meaning of ‘Fanute’? (7/12)

The Lives They Lived: Roy Bates (Graphic Novel) (12/28)

The Lives They Lived: Stay High 149 & James Wilson (12/28)

The Lives They Lived: Larry Stevenson (12/28)

New York Magazine

Vines by the Rhyme (2/12)

The Big Gulp (5/12)

The Awl

How the Looming Specter of Viral Marketing Ruins Rap Songs about Consumer Goods (7/16/10)

Why We Shouldn’t Treat Rap as Poetry (4/20/11)

The Point of Documenting Detroit (9/1/2011)

The McRib as Arbitrage (11/8/11)

The Street Names of Las Vegas (1/13)


Whiskey Business (11/12)

Vasectomy Madness (3/13)


The 50 Greatest Bay Area Rap Songs (1/27/11)

E-40 Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Tracks (4/1/11)

Too $hort Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Tracks (2/24/2012)

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Lil B: The Man Behind the Meme (9/7/10)

Next American City

Urban Nation: Putting the UD back in HUD (12/10)


City of Dope (12/11)

Loverance (5/12)

The Classical

Why Longboards Suck (1/26/12)

The FADER.com

Interview: Roach Gigz (6/23/11)

Next American City: Urban Nation

Little to Celebrate (12/27/10)

How Income Inequality Helps Explain Contemporary Urban America (9/15/10)

Urban Nation Abroad: Bogota! (8/31/10)

Libertarian Road Trip 2010! (8/11/10)

Can the Dep’t of Transportation Combat Obesity? (7/22/10)

Are We Becoming One Big Phoenix? (7/16/10)

Also, I Edit Copy:

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Europe’s Parking U-Turn: From Accommodation to Regulation (Jan, 2011)

Advancing World Class BRT in the US (Jan, 2011)

Sustainable Transport Magazine, Issue 22 (Oct 2010)