Winter 2016, Print
"Putting the Bag Check on Autopilot"
After a short but successful tenure with DuJour, I was assigned my first print story for their winter edition. I was sent on a four-day press trip to Zurich, Switzerland to cover an event hosted by German luxury luggage makers, RIMOWA. The event had two purposes: Unveil the company's new e-tag technology, and unveil CEO Dieter Morszeck's passion project, a complete rebuild of the Junkers F-13 plane.
Though the trip was short, I felt as though I took a journey through time; from the recreated 1920s scene during the maiden voyage of the plane, to the futuristic demonstration of the e-tag technology. I was able to capture the essence of it all in less than 700 words.
This is the least-comfortable story I've written for many reasons, most of them fairly obvious. While the topic is near and dear to me, it took a fair amount of...gumption to write this. Even so, I paired this painful personal essay with supporting medical literature so that I could paint an accurate picture of what turns out to be a rather common condition. Read the story...at your own risk.
October 2015: "It Took 20 Years and Three Surgeries to Fix My Balls"
Frank Ocean's an artist who refuses to conform. I covered a story for DuJour Magazine's website on his split from his record company, and his subsequent independent album release. Read the story.
September 2016: "The Deviant Genius of Frank Ocean"
I interviewed actress Valorie Curry on her new role as villainous temptress Rita Cohen in the Ewan McGregor-directed American Pastoral. Turns out, Curry is rather opinionated when it comes to politics. Read the story.
October 2016: "Valorie Curry, American Pastoral's Nasty Woman"
I profiled Mad Men star Ben Feldman for DuJour Magazine. We discussed Feldman's new sitcom, Superstore, along with fine fines, deviled eggs, and the pretensions of young stage actors. Ben is an awesome dude. Read the story.
October 2016: "'Superstore' Star Ben Feldman Has Us Sold"
I've nabbed bylines with several New York-based publications, covering topics ranging from music and entertainment to my own anatomical anomalies.
Winter 2016, Print. "On Hiatus: The casts of our favorite television series 'take' well-deserved inter-season vacations"
I'm a TV fiend--if I could find an "in," I'd get into the screenwriting game in a heartbeat. So when my editor at DuJour approached me with this unique idea, my heart swelled at the prospect of being able to create dialogue for some of my favorite characters.
DuJour was looking for a way to play up the hit TV shows that will be returning in early 2017, while simultaneously offering plugs to various destinations they'd covered in press events throughout the year. The topic they came up with, while ambitious, did just that: lead characters would head to the locales of each press event for their presumptive New Year's celebration.
I realize I'm explaining this poorly. Read below (click 'em to see the full, readable PDF), you'll get the idea.
This was fun.