Nabbed a National Magazine Award nomination for this look at Chicago’s rough-around-the-edges bars.
A monthly feature for Chicago magazine about our local ‘hoods. There’s a video component, too — click the box to the right.
A video exploration of the West Loop. Note: It was freezing when we filmed this.
Worked with UX team, wrote all the copy, and did all the research for several pages on Allstate site, including Landlord, Motorcycle, and Renters.
Literally 15 years in the making, a chronicle of a band I once deeply loved. Wanted to get them some of the fame that unjustly eluded them.
Set the Time Out Chicago website’s record for pageviews. For real.
Webby-award–winning project where we concepted the games for an Allstate safe-driving campaign. A blast.
Did weed really grow in Wrigley Field’s centerfield bleachers? Has a bear escaped from the Lincoln Park Zoo? We solved these Chicago mysteries.
My get-rich-quick scheme selling Hee Seop Choi t-shirts didn’t quite work out. But did I break even? YES.
Worked with team to collaborate on site’s UX, wrote dozens of product descriptions, and interviewed stakeholders to detail company’s lengthy history.
I tried to keep up with a team of obsessed cyclists who spend up to $20k on their bikes. I didn’t last long.
I interviewed members of Wilco (past and present) for this cover story on their “Sky Blue Sky” album.
Wrote dozens of technical product descriptions for tapes, adhesives, and other materials for Fortune 500 company.
“Orange flames scorch across the deep black body”? Oh, that was a fun assignment.
Wrote or edited almost the entire site for a national assisted-living chain.
I wrote about rock mascots for the Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, and — of course — Iron Maiden.
Written for now-defunct ChicagoSide and also ran in the Sun-Times and was deemed “essential reading” by Deadspin.
I get the chance to vent my spleen about the Chicago White Sox. I’m not a fan.
“A mystique as powerful as a cloud of smoke disappearing into the night.” Thank you, Harley-Davidson, for the chance to write those words.
The bad news: I moved home with my parents when I was 28. The good news: I wrote this article for Details.
I wrote the product descriptions, the long-form copy, and the word-melange for this now-deceased site. RIP, Fruitwater.