Since 2011, I've been writing a column on arts, sports and technology for the Chicago Jewish Star. I won the 2011 Lisagor Award for Best Arts Reporting & Criticism for "Henry Miller & the Jews", an article exploring Miller's relationship to the Jews. I was a finalist for the 2012 Lisagor Award for Sports Story for a story on Jewish bowler Mark Roth, and a finalist for the 2017 Lisagor Award for Sports Story for a story on the history of the Or Torah Softball League in Skokie, Illinois.
Here are a few articles I have written over the years. As you may notice, I like to write about Henry Miller.
"11 Stylish '80s Hip-Hop Album Covers", December 23, 2010
"65 Things You Didn't Know About David Lynch", January 20, 2011
"Still Scandalous: 'Tropic of Cancer' 50 Years Later", June 24, 2011
"Henry Miller & the Jews", July 15, 2011
"The World's Smartest Man" (Profile of "Leaping" Lanny Poffo), January 25, 2013
"A Shabbes Goy Named Miriam", April 4, 2014
"Henry Miller, Awakened", May 2, 2014
"Double Play" (History of the Or Torah Softball League), July 14, 2017
From 2004 to 2007, I was the editor of two monthly newsletters in Brooklyn: Livin' 84, which covered the goings-on in the Williamsburg apartment at 84 Withers Street that I shared with three roommates, and was distributed throughout the apartment in question; and the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Star Ledger, focused on hyper-local news in Greenpoint, where I lived, and the bordering neighborhood of Williamsburg. It was distributed in local coffee shops and laundromats, as well as by email. Upon its fifth issue, the newsletter was (unfortunately) renamed the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Social Examiner. If you want to read these time capsules, click on the corresponding masthead below: