ARTICLES

I write about the arts and soft cultural phenomena for various publications with a focus on DIY culture, kitsch, and the line between underground culture and mainstream consumption.

Recent selections

VICE: Meet the Guerrilla Lifeguard Watching Over Toronto’s Late Night Pool Hops

Chart Attack: What it’s like to attend a music festival during a mental breakdown

Musicworks: crys cole amplifies personal space

Broken Pencil: National Resonance: How Drone Took Over Canada’s Underground

THUMP: Jessy Lanza's Music Makes Life's Smallest Irritations Feel Meaningful

FADER: Michael DeForge’s Big Kids Comic Is A Transcendental Heartbreaker

Canadian Art: New Film Is Next-Gen, Next-Level John Waters

VICE: What It Was Like Growing Up in a City 'Colder Than Mars'

Musicworks: Tenzier: History Outside the Margins

Chart Attack: What’s happening in Ottawa?

Broken Pencil: The Smell of Our Own: Rea McNamara

Chart Attack: Was 2015 the year activism trended in Canadian music?

Chart Attack: Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon and the rise of the female gaze

Noisey: These Guys Have Been Playing Nothing but the Smiths at their DJ Nights for 28 Months Straight

Chart Attack: Grimes’ Art Angels at the end of the underground

Brooklyn Vegan: '80s no wave child star Chandra is back, touring with her new friends Bile Sister

National Post: What Taylor Swift tells us about millennials

VICE: What Does It Say About Me That I Prefer Dog Halloween Parties to Ones Involving Humans?

National Post: Jem and the Holograms review: Neither glamour nor glitter

AUX: 6 awesome women in the Winnipeg experimental music scene

Chart Attack: Probing the grey areas of Canadian identity in rural Quebec

Munchies: How Four Party Planners Brought Berlin's Döner Kebab to Toronto

VICE: The Rise of Canada's Art-World Class Clowns

Chart Attack: We used this antique LiveJournal questionnaire to prove Warped Tour is still relevant

VICE: A World-Famous Shock Cartoonist Is Publishing the Ultimate Life Guide... for Tweens

National Post: Being seen is the message

VICE: Seripop’s Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau on Garbage, Grants, and Life After AIDS Wolf

National Post: An iconic industrial building brings to Luminato a music festival like no other

VICE: I Spent 12 Hours Listening to Drone on National Drone Day and Now I'm Mostly A Cloud

Weird Canada: How to Communicate With Media About Your Music

Ballast: What to Expect When Trying to Live Your Life in the Woods
(ebook: Northern Conversations: The Best of Ballast)

Electronic Beats: The Beast Within: an interview with Asian Women on the Telephone

Ballast: Two People Discuss the Creative Power of Spreadsheets

Stylus: .RU: Underground tweenoise masters in the post-USSR.