I’m a writer and editor of Forbes Vices. My investigative reporting, cultural commentary, and personal essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's Bazaar, Salon, Slate, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, The LA Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. I’ve appeared on "Politically Incorrect," CNN, Fox News, and NPR, and in 2008, TIME named me one of the year's best bloggers. I’ve been described as a "modern-age Studs Terkel" and a "rare commodity online." Currently, I’m the 2018—2019 Lawrence Grauman, Jr. Post-graduate Fellow in Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
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