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Freelance writer

About Me

I'm a freelance writer in Chapel Hill, NC, specializing in the intersections of science, technology and culture. I've written for National Geographic, NPR.org, Fast Company, Thrillist, Discovery News, Goodreads, Indy Week and McClatchy Newspapers. I'm a contributing writer with NPR's Ask Me Another and was previously a writer with Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me. 

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My Writing Samples

Most of the ocean floor is a mystery, but this technology could help map it

National Geographic news feature on underwater exploration.


Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

Technology feature for NPR on flying cars.


Film review archive

Film reviews for Indy Week


We saved the world from a pandemic — in a board game

The lighter side of encroaching doom, at Experience magazine


Strange and scary IoT hacks

The darker side of the Internet of Things, at Network World


Ta-Nehisi Coates Wades Into Literary Fiction with 'The Water Dancer'

Q&A with Ta Nehisi Coates on his new book, at Goodreads.com




Company: freelance

I worked there from 1/2009 until now

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