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About me

lMB4Ntuq_400x400I’m a magazine writer in Boston, a regular contributor to POLITICO MagazineSmithsonian, the Washington Post, and Boston Magazine. I teach magazine journalism at Boston University. 

I’m a former staffer for Boston Magazine and Cleveland Magazine. I’ve also written for The Boston Globe,, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard Law Bulletin, and Agence France-Presse.  

My interests and obsessions include politics, cities and transit, crime, sciencearts & culture, American history, and Eliot Ness.

I’ve written about a micronation, a microvillage, surfing Lake Erie, and going places you’re not supposed to go.



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