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An interview with Damon Lindelof, showrunner of Lost and The Leftovers

An essay about recovering from back surgery and using television to cope

An interview with Justin Theroux about The Leftovers Season 3

An interview with Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman

An essay about why more viewers should pay attention to Black Sails

An essay about why the dragons are the worst part of Game of Thrones

An essay on two novels about technology and intimacy featuring interviews with authors Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey

An essay about why The Handmaid’s Tale is misunderstanding Nick:

An essay about why Jaime Lannister ‘s arc will define Game of Thrones

An interview with actor and comedian Tom Arnold

Why Charles Vane of Black Sails Is TV’s Most Unlikely Honorable Character, featuring commentary from actor Zach McGowan

Philosophy in the Bedroom: An Honest Conversation with 5 Erotica Authors

An interview with Outlander, The Walking Dead, and Black Sails composer Bear McCreary

An interview with Game of Thrones actor Daniel Portman

An interview with Guillermo del Toro’s go-to costume designer

Why The Next Season of Outlander Needs More Sex

Why Fantasy on TV Will Change After Game of Thrones

Daenerys Needs To Die on Game of Thrones


Going down the Rabbit Hole of Jon Snow Death Denial

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

An interview with the Starz head of Original Programming


An interview with Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel

An interview with investigative journalist and TED fellow Will Potter

Why Black Sails is Officially Better Than Game of Thrones

Reassessing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 5 Years Later

Sansa Stark is the only character fit to rule on Game of Thrones

Rebooting Anne Rice’s ‘Interview With The Vampire’ Is A Toothless Move

An Interview with Hugo Nominated Dinosaur Erotica Author Chuck Tingle

An Interview With A Competitive Pole Dancer


An Interview with a Good Morning America Anchor

An interview with Black Sails actor Toby Schmitz

An interview with Black Sails actor Luke Arnold

An interview with Black Sails actor Zach McGowan

An Interview with Game Designer and Gamergate Activist Brianna Wu


So They Killed Your Favorite Character: Black Sails Edition

An interview with Game of Thrones actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright

Why Fall’s Most Overhyped Book Isn’t Worth The Hype

An interview with author Tom Perrotta

An interview with author John Scalzi

An interview with author Justin Cronin

An interview with author Pierce Brown

An interview with author Maggie Stiefvater

An interview with author Victoria Schwab


From The Huffington Post:


For all of my pieces, see my author page here:

On Dystopia:

On Long Books:

A guide to writing a novel as a College-Aged Human:

On Fairy Tales for Adults:

On Fairy Tales for Adults part 2:

On Pretending to Read Literary Classics:

On Literature’s most Dysfunctional Families:

On the weirder parts of “classic” books you might not expect:

On what to read when you’re in Game of Thrones Withdrawl:

From 20SomethingReads at The Book Report Network: 


On Fan fiction and 50 shades of Grey:

On the best YA books that Time Magazine left off their annual list:

On Zombies and their prevalence in pop culture:

On Scotland (posted during the independence referendum):

On Book Snobbery:


From: Page Views at the New York Daily News:

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On The Snarky Sidekick in Pop Culture:


Much Ado About Shakespearean Film Adaptations:

On Dystopian fiction and its appeal:

A cultural analysis of the New York Times bestseller list:

 From The Dartmouth Newspaper:


For all of my pieces, see:

On a student documentary about bears:

Students create documentary

On a Ten-Minute Play Festival:

10-minute play festival gives novice actors chance to perform

Profile of an alumni theater company:

Vox Theater hopes to connect alumni and inspire students

A profile of two artists:

Work of Van Pelt ’11 and De La Cruz ’11 exhibited at the Hop

On The Vagina Monologues:

‘Vagina Monologues’ confronts taboo issues of sexuality

On the history of Dartmouth’s Improv Comedy troupe:

Dog Day continues comedic traditions on and off stage

A profile of Dartmouth’s Slam Poetry group:

Soul Scribes provide unexpected creative outlet


Also, here are some pieces from an online literary magazine I was an editor of:

A short fiction piece of linked vignettes:

A personal essay about the time I accidentally stalked a band:

An essay about zombies

A personal essay about finding Waldo:


And, to check out my one-time stint as a travel writer, see my old blog about my adventures in Scotland and a few other places here:


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