CLIPS

REPORTED FEATURES + INTERVIEWS

Lisa Hanawalt: Drawing Progressive Westerns From the Horse’s Perspective / Literary Hub

An interview with Lisa Hanawalt about how she wrote her new graphic novel, Coyote Doggirl.

Open Space / Vehicle Magazine

Inside the progressive church at the heart of DC’s punk community.

Exploring Richmond's Underground Music Scene / CityLab

The city’s network of DIY venues has carved out a space for people to connect, fostering a resilient creative community.

A Gathering of the Zines / CityLab

The seventh annual DC Zinefest showcases a growing community of indie publishers.

Belly Dancing to Recover From Cancer Treatment / The Atlantic

A breast-cancer survivor’s unlikely therapy for people looking to return to life before chemo

The Refugee Elected President / The Atlantic

In Charlottesville, Virginia, one class president’s journey through American public education exemplifies a national debate.

Malena Magnolia’s Eco-Friendly Street Art and Activism / The Toast

An outspoken artist is fighting injustice, one clay stencil at a time.

Both Richmond and Charlottesville eye the future of their Confederate monuments / C-VILLE Weekly

As the national debate over Confederate statues rages on, Charlottesville considers how new memorials commemorating enslaved laborers, a victim of lynching, and a historic African American community can inscribe new narratives on the landscape.

Local teens lobby for refugee rights / C-VILLE Weekly

Cover story for C-VILLE Weekly, Charlottesville's alt-weekly newspaper. I traced the stories of three local high school students as they reacted to the results of the 2016 election at school, reflected on their international backgrounds, and grew as activists.

'Elf' Is Right About Maple Syrup On Spaghetti / Extra Crispy

Turns out maple syrup isn't half bad in a faux carbonara!

TELEVISION

'BoJack Horseman' Offers One of the Best Portrayals of Adoptees on TV / Broadly

In its fourth season, Netflix’s "BoJack Horseman" tackles adoption with nuance and a characteristic knack for bucking stereotypes.

The True Jewel Of HBO's 'The Young Pope' Is On Display In D.C. / DCist

The Papal Tiara of Paul VI is in mint condition and open to visitors at the Catholic Basilica in Brookland.

From Game of Thrones to The Witch, 2016 was packed with hypercompetent teen girl antiheroes / Vox

TV and movies were packed full of young women taking charge of their lives — often bloodily.

Stranger Things’ monster is terrifying. It’s also a distraction from the show’s true villains. / Vox

Critical focus on the show's 1980s homages comes at the cost of ignoring its larger sci-fi influences.

PODCASTS

Q&A: Deliberations Brings a Fresh Format to True Crime / Discover Pods

An interview with Chelsea Cox, a first-time podcaster who is bringing a semi-scripted show to audioBoom's new wave of original content.

Pacific Northwest Stories’ “Rabbits” combines mystery and gamer nostalgia / Discover Pods

A look at the highs and lows of Pacific Northwest Stories' latest show.