Pieces of Note

Sunday Long Reads

I created a new interview series for the Sunday Long Reads newsletter to uncover the origin stories behind some of their featured essays. The first edition ran September 12. 

Q&A: John Tucker and ‘The Unlikely Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor and the Instagram Account That Saved Her Life’ 

Q&A: Sophie Elmhirst and ‘The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship’

Q&A: Helene Stapinski and ‘The 40-Year Mystery of Smutty Smiff and the Missing Rockabilly Bass’

Elle

How The Other Two Makes Us Question The Meaning Of “Success” (October 4, 2021)

Nikki Glaser Found Confidence On FBoy Island, Of All Places (August 5, 2021)

Colorlines

What Big Business Said in All Those Anti-Racism Statements: Not Much, Says Our Analysis (October 8, 2020)

The Real News

Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans (September 15, 2020)

Vulture

What Do the Blue Men Do When They’re Not in a Group? (May 5, 2020)

BBC Worklife

The reason employers love online job portals (July 15, 2020)

New York Times

How Much Does a Play Change During Previews? Just Ask ‘The Perplexed’ (March 2, 2020)

Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night (June 3, 2019)

This ‘Othello’ Is Powered by Women  (June 6, 2018)

Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy (November 17, 2017)

Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off  (September 20, 2017)

New York Magazine

Sexual-Harassment-Reporting Apps Help Stop Abuse in Global City Streets (October 12, 2018)

TIME

6 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs (April 4, 2019, also in print)

Angels and Monsters (PDF From TIME’s The Science of Good & Evil Special Edition. April 2019)

The Boston Globe

Had a strange dream? Your online audience awaits (March 22, 2018)

Pacific Standard

There’s a Name for Why We Love Reward Points (December 27, 2018)

Deleting Cyber Abuse One Case at a Time (December 11, 2018)

Writing for Television in the Age of Trump (November 7, 2016)

Racked (these are a lot denser than their titles suggest)

Do Women Actually Wear Men’s Dress Shirts After Sex? (April 17, 2017)

Wine-Themed T-Shirts Are for Thin, Rich White Women (August 8, 2017)

Popular Science

Audio engineering is making call center robots more ‘human’ and less annoying (February 22, 2017)

For a more complete list of clips, venture on over here.