Culture writer and editor

I write for Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Observer, Financial Times, Uncut, Rookie, Wire, NPR, Vulture, Lenny, Buzzfeed, MTV News, BBC + more.

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The Guardian

One to watch: Jen Cloher | Music | The Guardian

Short profile for The Observer's new music spot.

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The Guardian

When good TV goes bad: how the bulb blew on Friday Night Lights

I wrote about Friday Night Lights for the Guardian Guide's Jump the Shark series.

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The Guardian

Kesha returns: ‘Rainbow is truly from the inside of my guts’

A report from a playback of Kesha's new material.

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The Pool | Lucinda Chambers’ post-Vogue interview is required reading for working women

An op-ed for The Pool on Lucinda Chambers' Vogue resignation interview.

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National Public Radio

NPR Music's Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far) : NPR

I wrote about seeing Mount Eerie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for NPR's mid-2017 best-of.

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Nilüfer Yanya's Brilliantly Nonchalant Guitar Soul

Rising feature for Pitchfork.

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Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed Beth Ditto's debut solo album for Pitchfork.

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The Guardian

Priests: the punk group caught up in Trump politics and Pizzagate

Profiled Priests for the Guardian

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Kevin Morby: City Music Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed Kevin Morby's new album for Pitchfork.

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Camille: OUI Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed Camille's new album for Pitchfork.

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The Dolly Mail #40: I Hate Camaraderie by Dolly Alderton and The Search For "One Weird Tip!" by Laura Snapes 

A brief essay for The Dolly Mail on how I learned to stop obsessing over other people's reading lists and embrace the basics.

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The Guardian

This is desire: Torres, Marika Hackman and the artists redefining the female gaze

Brief Guardian Guide column ft Torres, Marika Hackman, Zia Anger and Ashley Connor.

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The Guardian

Katy v Taylor, Nicki v Remy: why pop star bust-ups diminish all women

A piece for the Guardian on popstar feuds (I don't really agree with the headline...)