Munchies/Vice, June 2016
An interview with chef Claire Phelan, who hosts speakeasy-style secret pop-up dinners like the one I attended, which was designed to assuage grief with its therapeutic ingredients.
Hyperallergic, June 2016
I wrote about my dreamy and disorienting visit to the unique and bizarre Pitt Rivers Museum.
Refinery29, October 2016
Death doula Evi Numen explains what led her on this unusual path and what her deathbed duties entail.
Mental Floss, June 2016
I wrote about the behind-the-scenes secrets of morticians for Mental Floss.
The Line-Up, June 2016
A round-up of the films inspired by the crimes of the ghoulish Ed Gein, the Butcher of Plainfield.
Hyperallergic, May 2016
I spoke to the founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum and the curator of the House of Wax exhibit about the challenges of exhibiting antique ethnographic models, and how they’ll be handled as the collection moves to the Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse.
PenthouseMagazine.com, October 2015
Bruce Campbell filled us in on playing Ash again, his hatred of sex scenes, and his love of marijuana.
Atlas Obscura, February 2016
On the first Sunday in February, a funeral took place at All Saints Church in Haggerston, North London. At the beginning of the proceedings, clowns entered the church anarchically, causing a ruckus, poking people with puppets, and brandishing balloon animals. This was to be expected, for the occasion was the Grimaldi Service—London’s annual clown funeral.
Hyperallergic, March 2016
There has been a David Bowie-shaped void in the souls of many since January 10. His death has affected so many worlds — music, film, art, fashion. For those who still need to share their feelings and fandom with others, you can mourn amid some vivid visual tributes at the Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn.