On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, former vice president Joe Biden visited Reno and immediately set about addressing Trump’s false claims in the wake of the rapidly mushrooming Ukraine scandal. Read my essay in Medium, the fourth post in my Reno Election 2020 politics series.
As the battle for Nevada’s Democratic caucus votes ramp up, so will my political reporting. Yesterday, Pete Buttigieg captivated a Sparks audience before a power outage curtailed the mayor’s appearance. Read about what I thought of Pete in my third post observing the Reno campaign trail.
Alexander “Ha Ha” Phillips was no ordinary mineralogy professor. He was also Princeton’s Republican mayor—and may or may not have banned students from going to the movies.
Thrilled to publish this little piece of quirky history in Princeton Alumni Weekly, part of years of research I’ve conducted on the history of Princeton geology. Read the article here.
Art created for PAW by Daniel Hertzberg, based on a painting by Robert Bruce Horsfall (American, 1869–1948), housed in Princeton University Art Museum.
On Friday the 13th, a day after the third 2019 Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders visited UNR, a campus with a checkered history of white nationalist activity.
You can read my take on the proceedings, the second in my series of creative nonfiction blog posts on presidential candidates visiting Reno, on Medium.
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I’m excited to announce I’ll be reading at the 6th Annual Nevada Humanities’ Literary Crawl held in Downtown Reno on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
I’ll be part of a group of UNR MFA students reading from 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Washoe Public House on the subject of “Bodies!”
Looking forward to being part of this great literary event in the Biggest Little City of the World!
At last week’s “Writers for Migrant Justice” event in Reno, I presented an essay I’d been thinking about writing for a long time, explaining why Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) is an irresponsible film. Since I watched that film for the first time, the news has made the film more relevant as an example of the spread of misinformation through fiction.
I’ve since adapted that text for Medium. In this post, I explain the danger of stories that purport to be about real issues but indulge in problematic fantasies.
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On April 25, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited the University of Nevada-Reno as part of a campaign tour of Northern Nevada. While Beto once was a media darling, of late he’s struggled to break through the crowded Democratic field. Will his presence in Nevada change that?
Here’s my creative nonfiction take on the proceedings, available on my blog on Medium.
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