A non-exhaustive rundown of all the things I’ve written. You may also want to visit my author sites on City Pages, Minnesota Monthly, October, or Paste Magazine. I also publish on my Medium site when the spirit strikes me.

Featured Clips

May you die in Ireland
City Pages (December 12, 2019)

earth-rider-cedar-loungeLake Superior Makes Superior Beer
October (December 13, 2018)

carribean rum long
Searching for Rum and Salvation in the Caribbean
Paste (November 6, 2017)

Further Reading


ctyp+ka+lia+universeKa Lia Universe and a new vanguard of Hmong musicians look to go mainstream
City Pages (February 5, 2020)


ctyp-40-best-beers-minnesotaThe 40 best beers in Minnesota
City Pages (May 29, 2019)


ctyp_music_062018_dennis_jerardfagerbergDennis discovers a new galaxy of DIY pop emotion on ‘Alien Fantasy’
City Pages (June 20, 2018)


The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle: ‘This isn’t a diary’
City Pages (November 17, 2017)

The Pour Organs burn bridges and churches on on their debut EP

City Pages (June 16, 2017)


Inside Minnesota’s ‘Queerest Brewery’

Thrillist (November 22, 2016)

ctyp_minnesota-cord-dogNew foods of the 2016 Minnesota State Fair: The ultimate guide
City Pages (August 30, 2016)

Reintroducing Moodie Black
City Pages (June 2, 2016)

music_1842-57c1ccc14c58f31bMallman’s muse cruise: Retracing the route to his deeply personal magnum opus
City Pages (March 23, 2016)

Peter Saari immortalizes rock ‘n’ roll royalty
City Pages (February 10, 2016)

music_1832-ec49fbad95e5e946Rising Ojibwe rapper Baby Shel wants to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’
City Pages (January 13, 2016)


burningbros1Burning Brothers Makes Game-Changing Gluten-Free Beer
Paste (December 1, 2015)

Nathaniel Rateliff sings the gospel of the damned
City Pages (October 29, 2015)

Why-With-Hannibal-Burress-Color-3Interview: Playing It Cool with Hannibal Buress
Go96.3MN (September 14, 2015)

atoz_7Drive to a farm in Wisconsin, eat pizza, never die
City Pages (July 21, 2015)

music_20150520_4onthefloor_saramontourThe 4onthefloor go ‘All In’ to Typify Minnesota Rock ‘n’ Roll
City Pages (May 20, 2015)

min_mus_20150220hozierconcert_tonynelson_016Hozier’s Twin Cities Debut was Soulful, but Rigid
City Pages (February 23, 2015)


santa_beer_1The 12 Beers of Christmas: One Man’s Attempt to Drink Himself into the Yuletide Spirit
City Pages (December 16, 2014)

skate-park-kayeGapping the Weird Divide: Ho Skate Videos Taught Us to Love Strange Music
Consequence of Sound (July 3, 2014)

4e65b820-ea71-11e3-a2c2-3da4884753f1_494771367-copyEulogy: Remembering the 2013-14 Montreal Canadiens
Yahoo! Sports (June 2, 2014)

sage-francis_1276598819Rapper/Poet: Sage Francis and Dessa Embrace the Slash
Consequence of Sound (March 5, 2014)



as8-e1355761526134Generation He: Astronautalis
Consequence of Sound (December 20, 2012)


ron-Jill-kiss-largeLoyola University professor’s debut novel offers an upbeat tour through a dismal world
City Paper (March 9, 2011)