Select Pieces

Longform

Is a Jewish Fraternity Like AEPi Only for Jews?  —The Forward, investigation and cover story (print). The story received a 2017 award for Excellence in Religion Reporting from the Religion News Association. 

The Misadventures of an Idealistic Restaurant in Cut-Throat New York — The New York Times, cover story for the Metropolitan section (print)

The Feral Child: After a death in the family, a father and son become unwitting art dealersOxford American (print)

The Protest Club: Teen activists face down the pressures of social media stardomThe Baffler Issue No. 45 (print).

Hitting the road: Why “skoolies” are one of the fastest-growing subsets of the van life community  — Curbed

How to Make it Big in Hip-Hop When Your City Pretends You Don’t Exist  — Pacific Standard

Can the Bible of Weed Survive in the Age of Vaping? — Medium

Exodus: After 90 Years in Manhattan, Can Streit’s Matzo Reinvent Itself Upstate?  The Village Voice, cover story (print). Picked by Longreads as one of the top five longform stories of the week. 

Shorter

The Pied Piper of Parrots — The New York Times (print)

Can Technology Stop the Duane Reade-ization of New York? — The New York Times (print)

Trading the Noisy Gay Bar Scene for the Knitting Circle — The New York Times (print)

The Portlandia Effect: How Did the Show Change the City It Satirized? — New York Magazine

‘Meet a Muslim’ — Pacific Standard

Fear and Loathing in Cascadia — The Baffler

Hoop dreams — Curbed

A Painter Who Merged Korean Art Traditions with Abstract Expressionism — Hyperallergic

This Sports Bar Was Struggling — Until It Went Kosher and Business Took Off — New York Magazine