Below, you’ll find links to articles I’ve written for the web, ranging from quick turnaround news stories to long-form multimedia features. I’ve put asterisks next to my favorite stories.


LAMC Wraps-Up With Big Hopes for Latin Alternative as ‘Demographic Growing Exponentially’


Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media

Latin Alternative Music Conference Day 1: Lots of Alternative, But Not Much Rock




Alex Anwandter Will Make You Dance (and Cry) With His Beautiful Pop

Que Bajo Records: Global Dance Music That Sounds Like Home

“Vem Pra Rua” and the Soundtrack of Brazil Protests

Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica

The Fandango Life: Resurrecting Son Jarocho Beyond La Bamba



MTV Iggy

Telling Secrets with Mallu Magalhães

8 Ethiopian Artists Bringing East Africa to the Future

11 Tropical Psychedelic Bands Really Tripping Us Out Right Now

Jailhouse Ragga: The People vs. Vybz Kartel

Ester Rada: A New Kind Of Ethio-Soul

ICON: The Life and Times of Toy Selectah, Globalista Music Mogul 2.0

8 Bands Doing Big Things In Little Uruguay

5 Dancehall Producers Dropping Fire

Tulipa Ruiz: The Floating, Soaring, Tumbling New Voice of Brazil

Please Explain: Global Bass

ICON: How Os Mutantes Invented the Future

Irie Words with Alborosie, the Great Italian Reggae Maverick

Whirl to This: 8 Cutting-Edge Artists from Turkey

The Magic of John Wizards

Brazilian Musicians Raise Their Voices In Support Of Countrywide Protests

Please Explain: Sertanejo, The Countrified Pop That Rules Brazil

Big Baby Gandhi: “I’m Not A Rapper, I’m A Pharmacist”

Scene Report: Luxury-Obsessed Funk Ostentação Hits Brazil

Scene Report: Mexican Metal Sticks It to the Man

Aurelio Martinez: Last (Garifuna) Man Standing

Esteman’s Anti-Machismo, Theater-Geek, Colombian Pop Crusade

Slumming It: 7 Artists Prancing Around Shanty Towns In Their Videos

Gustavo Santaolalla Talks Bajofondo, And Why Most Electro-Tango Sucks

Chile’s Gepe Unites Andean Folk and Indie Pop

5 Mexican Metalheads Who Want To Crush Stinking Hipsters

Mavado Tries On Dancehall Crown, Sets Sights On US

6 Bands That Kicked Ass At Vive Latino

A Raka Keeps It Real

Queen of Tecnobrega: Gaby Amarantos

State of the Union: After a Year of Silence, Music Returns to Mali

Provocateur Chilly Gonzales Has Harmonic Superpowers

Avalanche Tropical: Brazil’s Answer To Mad Decent

Adam Tensta, Sweden’s Great Hip-Hop Hope

CHECKPOINT: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Danny Fornaris: Reggaeton King, Giant Hippie

Tego Calderón: Rapper, Revolutionary, and Original Rooster?

When Dancehall Goes Pop: Is Sean Paul to Blame?

Is Gaby Moreno the Amy Winehouse of Latin America?

Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Tim Maia

The Hispanic Heritage Month List: Latin Artists Salute Their Heroes

DJ Venus X: “I Like Strippers and I Like Reading Books”

Rosh Hashanah Special: 10 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Jewish

CHECKPOINT: Equatorial Guinea

ICONS: Café Tacvba

Antibalas: And The (Afro)beat Goes On

Martín Buscaglia’s One-Man Funk Bomb

The Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY

Calle 13′s Pan-Latin Experiment

Hip-Hop Brazil: 13 Brazilian Rap Artists Who Made History

La Mala Rodríguez: Still The Baddest

Criolo, With Love

Pop and the Sublime, with Alex Anwandter

DJ Raff and his Emotional Bass

Carla Morrison Will Make You Cry

Bonde do Rolê: Older, Wiser, Still Unrepentant Perverts

Did Crookers Create a Monster?

Meet Céu, Brazil’s Alt-Pop Sky Goddess

Brazil’s Lucas Santtana Leads The Way

A Few Words With Emicida, King of the (Brazilian) Rap Game

*Please Explain: What is Bubbling?

Beyond Donk: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Sub-Genre Names in Electronic Music

*Mali Burning: Tinariwen, Khaira Arby and SMOD Speak Out About the Political Crisis

Outernational and the Return of Revolution Songs

Tom Morello: “We’re Going to Rock Your Ass”

London Calling: Emeli Sandé Will Now Proceed To Take Sh*t Over


“Love, Hate, Nostalgia, Whatever” with Hello Seahorse!

*Checkpoint: Mexico Rock City

The Aussies Are Coming! 10 Game-Changing Artists From Down Under

Talking Big Hair and Bad Beets with Munchi, Moombahtonista

Dancehall King Busy Signal Takes Root in Reggae

*Goodbye Rio, Hello Recife: A Taste of Brazil’s Best Hidden Carnival

*In French Guiana, Roots Reggae Thrives in A Garden of Eden

*Moombahton 101: How Dembow Married Dutch House & Diplo Got Boobs

Brazilian Indie Rocker Lulina and her Lo-Fi Lullabies

Review: La Bala, by Ana Tijoux

Casio Delight: 10 Tecnobrega Artists To Savor (with or w/o Cheese)

Review: Manshines, by Fauna

1 Band, 5 Languages: Nomadic Massive & the Rise of International Hip Hop

Playing Brown (and Yellow and Green) Cards with Wanlov The Kubolor

Shangaan Electro: New Style From A Cell Phone Repair Shop

South African Indie Rock: A Scene In Isolation

*That’s Zef: The True Story Behind Die Antwoord’s Mysterious Style

Township Tech: House Music’s Dense, Dark, and Weird African Cousin

Who Is Cooler than Jack Parow?

Interview: Spoek Mathambo

NPR Music

Get Familiar With Detroit Techno: 10 Essential Songs




**Trilligan’s Island: A Raunchy, New Puerto Rican Rap Movement Wants To Take Over Hip-Hop En Español



*The Kids That Saw Them Fall: Remembering 9/11


Behind the Glass: Restoration at the Natural History Museum’s Dioramas

Bruce Springsteen Archives Find New Home at NJ University

Tasting Festivals Take Off in Sunnyside and Sheepshead Bay

Ohio to New York: Give Us Your Space Shuttle

National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem

Art In Odd Places Festival Invades 14th Street

Occupying Wall Street — with Drums and Protest Songs

*Controversy Grows Over Bob Dylan’s Paintings at the Gagosian

As Brooklyn Museum Closes Indian Art Show, Met Opens ‘Master Painters of India

*Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District

Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space

*In Brooklyn, Steel Drum Orchestras Gear Up for Carnival Competition

Irene Wreaks Big Box Office Losses on Broadway

*Libyan-American Rapper Reacts to Rebel Takeover With Music

Central Park Boathouse Workers On Strike

Hamptons Indie Rock Festival Cancelled Due To Poor Ticket Sales

*Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn

Metropolitan Museum Returns Antiquities Found in King Tut’s Tomb to Egypt

I Want My MTV: Music Television Turns 30

*Brighton Beach Leaders Want Lifetime to Pull the Plug on ‘Russian Dolls’

*Celebrating Judy Garland, 75 Years After Her Screen Debut

*Brooklyn Theater Group St. Ann’s Warehouse Says It’s Leaving Dumbo

Art Dealer Sued over Sale of Fake Robert Motherwell Painting

Battery Park Rejects Donated Otterness Sculptures

Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival

City Arts Groups Relieved After Restoration of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

*Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration

*Toasted: H&H Bagels

Flash Mob Performs iPhone ‘Symphony’ on Wall Street

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Apollo Inducts Stevie Wonder into the Hall of Fame

Technology Helps Deaf and Blind Experience Broadway Theater

*Street Performers Upset Over New Central Park ‘Quiet Zones’

Markowitz Not Pleased About New Home for Seaside Concerts

*City Council Debates Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Arts Cuts

*Buskers Audition to Play Music Underground

Union Fights ‘Priscilla’ Producers Over Live Music

At Mexican Sonidero Parties, It’s About the Music and the Message

Folk Art Museum to Sell Building to MoMA

*Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Breathes New Life into Historic Harlem Clubs

Counterfeit Tickets Discovered At ‘The Book of Mormon’

More and More Broadway Musicals Start Out On the Silver Screen

Fifteenth Century Haggadah Displayed at the Met for Passover

President Obama’s Sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Publishes Children’s Book

*NASA Announces Intrepid Museum Will Get Enterprise Space Shuttle

*Brooklyn Judge Blocks St. Ann’s Warehouse From Building New Dumbo Home

* Red-And-White Quilts Blanket Park Avenue Armory

Artists 4 Israel Simulate Rocket Attacks in Washington Square

Downtown Arts Festival Springs Forth

*Landmarks Commission to Hold Hearings on New West End Historic District

*Behind the Scenes: Public Sculpture in New York City

Despite Quake, Japanese Arts Festival at Carnegie Will Go On

*Queens Graffiti Mecca Faces Redevelopment

Public Sculpture Comes to Times Square

*Painting New York’s Skyline

‘Black Swan’ Helps Sell Seats for ‘Swan Lake’

Cuban Cultural Festival Comes To New York

New Sculpture Retrospective Comes To the New Museum

Film Festival Tackles Topics Affecting the Disabled

New 9/11 Time-Lapse Documentary Debuts at Sundance

*East Village Bar Accused of Racist Door Policy

Study Finds Arts in America Are Ailing

Brooklyn Philharmonic Names New Artistic Director For A “New Era”

Guggenheim Explores Expansion into Finland

Dancers’ Union Files Labor Charge Against NYC Ballet

New Study Shows Touring Shows Big Business for Broadway

Slideshow: Snapshots from Global Fest 2011

GlobalFEST 2011 Showcases 13 Innovative Artists

Despite Blizzard, Broadway Has Biggest Week Ever

Times Square 2011 Sign Shines Bright, And Goes Green

*From Dyker Heights to Pelham Parkway, A Tour Of the City’s Best-Lit Homes

**Jimmy McMillan Sings Songs of Rent and Love

Sights and Sounds from the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields

NY Arts Icons Awarded Kennedy Center Honors

The Art of the Dreidel

Tax Returns Show Guggenheim Spends Big on Executive Compensation

At Long Last, The Beatles Come to iTunes

Shake Shack Comes to Brooklyn

Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?

New Mickey Mantle Biography Sheds Light (and Casts Shadows) on Yankee Star

NY Public Library Names New Leader: Anthony Marx

Dominican Bachata Founder Spices Up Tiny Washington Heights Restaurant, Every Friday Night

New York City Bands Tap Into Colombian Music Fever

*Lichtenstein and Torres García Paintings Head Back to Brazil

*East Village Public School Fights Budget Cuts with Music

Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Labor Day, West Indian Style

NY Supreme Court Allows Vendors to Sell Work in City Parks

American Folk Museum Mired in Debt

No Instruments Required: The Body Music Festival Returns

Musical Saw All-Stars

8*King of the Courts: Street Handball in NYC

*Larry Rivers: Right or Wrong?

Indie Theater Groups Bring Life to NYC Parks

Kickin’ It in Queens as Spain Advances to World Cup Final

Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits New York

Cities of the Future

Reaction: Parker to Lead WQXR

*WNYC’s World Cup Culture Guide

Five Must-See World Cup Matches

WNYC’s World Cup Primer