Analysis / Essays

Some of my favorite op-eds, reviews and analysis (often about pop culture). Also some personal essays.

TIME: What You Won’t Read About New Orleans

The Washington Post: Annie Glenn: ‘When I called John, he cried. People just couldn’t believe that I could really talk.’

The Washington Post‘I’d gone over an edge’: Mary Tyler Moore shared her joy but also her deep lifelong pain

The Washington Post: Think Beyoncé ‘doesn’t belong at the CMAs?’ Then you don’t know country.

The Washington PostLeonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ pop’s ‘most sacred text,’ almost went unheard by the masses

The Washington Post: A shattering revelation about ‘Stairway to Heaven’

The Washington Post: From Kennedy to Trump, the much-deplored history of presidential candidates on late night TV

The Washington Post: Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ breaks Taylor Swift’s record as Radiohead fades out (or maybe not)

GQSomething About That X-Files Revival Really, Really Didn’t Work in 2016

Pacific StandardThe Thing About Victory Stories (Part of the Weekend Essay series)

The WeekHey, summer blockbusters: Stop trying to save the world

The WeekWhat True Detective could learn from Mr. Robot, the real best show on television

The Week: How endless reboots are ruining TV

SalonTV characters are invading our lives

Mashable: ‘American Crime’ might have a brain, but it lacks a heart

Mashable: ‘Last Man on Earth’ is network TV’s big risk that paid off

Mashable: ‘Parks and Recreation’ returns, proving it’s the best sitcom today

Mashable: ‘Gracepoint’ Proves Small Towns Are Magnets for Mysterious Deaths

Mashable: New Netflix drama ‘Bloodline’ is perfect beach binge-watching

Mashable: ‘True Blood’ Series Finale Recap: 100 Funerals and One Really Strange Wedding

Paste: A Coffee in Berlin (Review)

Paste: Yosemite (Review)

Paste: A Scanner Darkly (Reflection)