Writer, editor, and musician

Owner’s Remorse, on techno-optimism on the left (Strange Matters, 2024) ➙ This essay was republished by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium

What’s Next for Music Criticism?, on the album review after Pitchfork (Boston Review, 2024)

Who Will Own the Internet? Hopefully, Community, on Exit to Community (New Society, 2023)

Build Back Blockchain, on Web3’s democracy problem and how to fix it (Zora Zine, 2023)

Appetite for Redistribution, on Budgeting for All (Zora Zine, 2022) ➙ I discussed this essay on the Blockchain Socialist

How To Make Voting More Truly Representative, on quadratic voting and quadratic funding (Noema, 2022)

Alt Rock by Algorithm, on indie pop “internet muzak” (Frieze, 2020)

How Corporations Try To Be More Human Than Humans, on corporate personhood and brand identity (Current Affairs, 2020)

This is What Insanity Sounds Like, on the curiously self-tortured legacy of post-grunge music (The Baffler, 2019)

Broken Homes, on mixed media artist Adia Millett (Art in America, 2019)

Binky Listens, on the classical music roots of an Arthur meme (Van Magazine, 2018)

The Evolution of Hocketing, on the origins of this complex musical technique (Red Bull Music Academy Daily, 2018)

Reckoning with Ambiguity, on Gregory Crewdson’s photograph “Untitled (Beer Dream)” (Hazlitt, 2017)