Portfolio

Welcome to my portfolio! Here you may view select samples of my writing – just click the links.

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Us Weekly bylines (click for full size):

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Music:

Glass Animals interview

Harry Styles album review

Zara Larsson interview

Ingrid Michaelson interview

DJ Pebbles exclusive music video premiere & interview

DNCE interview

Tegan and Sara interviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

R5 interview

Halsey interview

AJR interview

Cash Cash interview

Phoebe Ryan  “Dark Side” acoustic & Facebook Live interview

Grace Mitchell interview

LIGHTS interview

Ria Mae interview

James Arthur interview

Capital Cities on-camera interview & Facebook Live

Steve Madden interview

Tegan & Sara concert review

Daniella Mason interview and acoustic performance

M83 concert review

Panic! At The Disco interview

COIN interview

Jake Miller on-camera interview & Facebook Live

The Naked & Famous on-camera interview & Facebook Live

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness interview

St. Lucia interview

Tegan & Sara iHeartRadio MMVAs performance

Spencer Ludwig interview

Tegan & Sara “Stop Desire” music video

The Head and The Heart interview

Shawn Mendes interview

Allie X interview


TV recaps published in real time:

‘American Idol’ Recap: And The Final Two Contestants Are…

‘Revenge’ Series Finale: Fans Freak Out Over [SPOILER]’s Violent Death

‘The Mindy Project’ Recap: Mindy & Annette Go To War

‘American Idol’ Recap: [SPOILER] Wins The Final Season


TV:

‘Arrested Development’: Tony Hale Reveals Season 5 Is Closer Than We Thought – exclusive interview

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: Co-Creator Reveals 5 Secrets About Season 2 – exclusive interview

The return of NBC’s “Community”

‘The Mindy Project’ Could Include A ‘Cheers’ Reunion This Season – exclusive interview

La’Porsha Renae Should Have Won The Final Season Of ‘American Idol’ – opinion piece

‘Difficult People’ Cast On S2’s Sexual Escapades & Bullying A Beloved Broadway Icon – exclusive interviews


Movies/movie reviews:

Is ‘Mean Girls’ Overrated? Why The Iconic Teen Comedy Might Have Already Peaked

‘Sisters’ Review: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Are Comedy Perfection – my review is quoted on the DVD/Blu-Ray packaging:

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College life on the big screen! 10 movies you just have to see

Amy Poehler & Rachel Dratch Tease ‘Sisters’: ‘It’s Not Just A Chick Movie’ – exclusive interviews

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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Review: Tina Fey Gives Powerful Performance In Riveting Dark Comedy

Jason Sudeikis: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here’ Without Tina Fey — Interview – exclusive interview

Zachary Levi Teases The Future Of ‘Tangled’ — Will There Be A Sequel? – exclusive interview


Fashion Week coverage – all shows attended and covered by me:

Carolina Herrera Fall 2015: Great For Dianna Agron and Olivia Palermo

Tracy Reese Spring 2016: Great For Sarah Jessica Parker & Carrie Underwood

Kate Spade New York Spring 2016: Great For Anna Kendrick & Zooey Deschanel

Elie Tahari Spring 2016: Great For Ireland Baldwin & Madonna – exclusive interview with Elie Tahari

Jill Stuart Fall 2016: Perfect For Willow Shields & Emma Roberts – exclusive interview with Jill Stuart


Theater/Broadway:

‘The Great Comet’s Denee Benton Is Ready For A Trans Woman To Save The World – exclusive interview

‘Hamilton’ Broadway Cast ‘Blows Us All Away’ At 2016 Grammy Awards With Title Number

‘Thank God For Jokes’ Review: Mike Birbiglia’s Off-Broadway Play Will Have You In Stitches

Steve Martin ‘Sad’ Over Garry Shandling’s Death: He Was So ‘Genuine’ – exclusive interview

‘Hamilton’ Cast Slays Tribute To ‘Sweeney Todd’ — Watch Now


Awards show coverage published in real time:

Reese Witherspoon’s Oscars Dress: Stuns In Tom Ford Gown

Margot Robbie’s Academy Awards Look: Red Hot Lip & Sexy Bob

Nick Jonas Brings The Intensity With ‘Chains’ At iHeartRadio Music Awards

Tina Fey Literally Slays In Purple Strapless Versace Gown At 2016 Oscars – here is a clip of Savannah Guthrie and Tina Fey discussing my post on the TODAY show:


Beauty:

Try Berry Stained Lips & Elegant Twists For Fall Like At Tracy Reese – exclusive interviews with hair and makeup leads backstage at NYFW

Gigi Hadid Sports Sexy Cat Eye On ‘W’ Magazine — Get The Look

Halle Berry’s Long Hair Makeover At Unite4:humanity Event

Taylor Swift’s Straight Hair & Coral Lip — Get Her Summer Makeup Look


Fashion:

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez & More: Best Dressed Celebrities This Week

Malia & Sasha Obama Shine In Bright Fit & Flare Frocks — Shop Their Looks

Mastering TJ Maxx

Guest Post on Dressed.so

Thrift shops that will save you big money at school

Fitting Room Guide


Food:

Thanksgiving Day 2016: 25 Best Restaurants To Visit If Cooking Is Just Not Your Jam

Restaurants for Family Weekend at Binghamton University

Binghamton bagel bucket list

Grocery shop like an adult

Thrift and Nosh

My Elite Yelp profile (800+ reviews)


Issues:

Protect Trans Kids: This Is What You Can Do To Fight

Jemima Kirke: Why I’m Open About My Abortion Story — Watch

J.K. Rowling Slams Westboro Baptist Church For Ignorant Anti-Gay Tweet About Dumbledore

Gigi Gorgeous Admits New Anti-LGBT Laws In North Carolina & Mississippi Are ‘Sad’ – exclusive interview


College/Campus:

Thoughtful gifts for graduating seniors

10 things NOT to bring to college

A college student’s back-to-school to-do list

Tips for surviving your freshman orientation


Finally, a few of the folks I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing:

Ken Marino…Casey Wilson…Amy Poehler…Rachel Dratch…Holland Roden…Seth Meyers…Donald Faison…Bill Nye…Brendon Urie…Emily Kinney…Aidy Bryant…Bobby Moynihan…Megan Hilty…Dascha Polanco…Jim Gaffigan…Pete Davidson…Jason Sudeikis…Robert Carlock…Willow Shields…Steve Martin…Andrea Martin…Billy Eichner…Laura Benanti…Javier Munoz

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