November 2017

Vanity Fair

Kate McKinnon Cover Story

 

Summer Issue 2017

Vanity Fair

A Season In Purgatory

Donald Trump, Reality TV, and Jewish Comics

 

Hollywood Issue 2017

Vanity Fair

The Critic and the Star

Warren Beatty Tells Pauline Kael, You Ought to Be in Pictures

 

Hollywood Issue 2017

Vanity Fair

David Lynch's Dark Art

 
 
 
 

January 2016

Vanity Fair

Chris Hemsworth Cover Story

 

October 2015

VanityFair.com

Eve Babitz’s Famous Nude Chess Match Against Marcel Duchamp, the Full Story

Because the only thing more fun than going to a party is talking about the party afterward.

 

October 2015

Esquire

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The lowdown on The Crack-Up.

 

September 2015

Vanity Fair

Darkness Invisible

The Death of Fredric Brandt

 

 
 
 

February 2015

Vanity Fair

Larry David Hits Broadway

Profile of Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator, Larry David. Prettay, prettay, prettay good.

 

October 2014

ELLE

Inside the Dangerous Mind of Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl says hello. Well, the writer of Gone Girl says hello. A profile of Gillian Flynn.

 

September 2014

Harper's Magazine

The Tale of the Tape: The Miracle of Straight Life

Art Pepper, jazz man, junkie, heartthrob. Laurie Pepper, wife of Art. The two give birth to Art’s memoir, Straight Life. Cootchy-cootchy-coo-skeetle-at-de-op-de-day.

 
 

June 2014

Vanity Fair

O.J. Simpson and the Birth of Reality TV

O.J. didn’t just (likely, probably, oh, come on, he did it) kill Nicole and Ron. He killed popular culture, too.

 

May 2014

Slate

The Scumbag’s Scumbag: Al Goldstein

Al Goldstein, founder and publisher of Screw magazine, goes to the great big orgy in the sky. I cover the memorial service at—where else?—the Museum of Sex.

 
 

March / April 2014

The Believer

Post-Empire Strikes Back

Bret Easton Ellis and the making of The Canyons.

 

March 2014

Vanity Fair

All About Eve - And Then Some

The wild times and wilder life of writer and party girl, Eve Babitz.

 

March 2014

Vanity Fair

One Summer, Forever

The perfect wave, the perfect artist, the perfect image. John Van Hamersveld and the poster for The Endless Summer.

 
 
 

October 2011

The New York Observer

Kiss Kiss, Gang Bang: Pauline Kael, Deep Throat and The New Yorker

The New Yorker cock blocks movie critic, Pauline Kael. Says no way to a review of Deep Throat.

 

February 2011

The New York Observer

Al Goldstein: The Pornographer in Winter

A profile of everybody’s favorite dirtbag, Al Goldstein, founder and publisher of Screw magazine.