Web

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.


Billboard.biz


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

(7-16-2012

Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media
(7-13-2012)

Latin Alternative Music Conference Day 1: Lots of Alternative, But Not Much Rock
(7-12-2012)

 

 

Fusion

Alex Anwandter Will Make You Dance (and Cry) With His Beautiful Pop
(11-8-13)

Que Bajo Records: Global Dance Music That Sounds Like Home
(8-29-13)

“Vem Pra Rua” and the Soundtrack of Brazil Protests
(6-21-13)

Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica
(4-23-13)

The Fandango Life: Resurrecting Son Jarocho Beyond La Bamba
(3-28-13)

 

 

MTV Iggy

Telling Secrets with Mallu Magalhães
(11-18-13)

8 Ethiopian Artists Bringing East Africa to the Future
(10-15-13)

11 Tropical Psychedelic Bands Really Tripping Us Out Right Now
(10-5-13)

Jailhouse Ragga: The People vs. Vybz Kartel
(9-30-13)

Ester Rada: A New Kind Of Ethio-Soul
(9-25-13)

ICON: The Life and Times of Toy Selectah, Globalista Music Mogul 2.0
(9-11-13)

8 Bands Doing Big Things In Little Uruguay
(7-30-13)

5 Dancehall Producers Dropping Fire
(7-25-13)

Tulipa Ruiz: The Floating, Soaring, Tumbling New Voice of Brazil
(7-23-13)

Please Explain: Global Bass
(7-12-13)

ICON: How Os Mutantes Invented the Future
(7-3-13)

Irie Words with Alborosie, the Great Italian Reggae Maverick
(7-2-13)

Whirl to This: 8 Cutting-Edge Artists from Turkey
(6-30-13)

The Magic of John Wizards
(6-26-13)

Brazilian Musicians Raise Their Voices In Support Of Countrywide Protests
(6-19-13)

Please Explain: Sertanejo, The Countrified Pop That Rules Brazil
(6-4-13)

Big Baby Gandhi: “I’m Not A Rapper, I’m A Pharmacist”
(5-22-13)

Scene Report: Luxury-Obsessed Funk Ostentação Hits Brazil
(5-16-13)

Scene Report: Mexican Metal Sticks It to the Man
(5-3-13)

Aurelio Martinez: Last (Garifuna) Man Standing
(4-17-13)

Esteman’s Anti-Machismo, Theater-Geek, Colombian Pop Crusade
(4-9-13)

Slumming It: 7 Artists Prancing Around Shanty Towns In Their Videos
(4-6-13)

Gustavo Santaolalla Talks Bajofondo, And Why Most Electro-Tango Sucks
(4-2-2013)

Chile’s Gepe Unites Andean Folk and Indie Pop
(3-28-2013)

5 Mexican Metalheads Who Want To Crush Stinking Hipsters
(3-27-2013)

Mavado Tries On Dancehall Crown, Sets Sights On US
(3-21-2013)

6 Bands That Kicked Ass At Vive Latino
(3-20-2013)

A Raka Keeps It Real
(3-7-2013)

Queen of Tecnobrega: Gaby Amarantos
(2-14-2013)

State of the Union: After a Year of Silence, Music Returns to Mali
(2-8-2013)

Provocateur Chilly Gonzales Has Harmonic Superpowers
(11-27-2012)

Avalanche Tropical: Brazil’s Answer To Mad Decent
(11-26-2012)

Adam Tensta, Sweden’s Great Hip-Hop Hope
(11-21-2012)

CHECKPOINT: Bluefields, Nicaragua
(11-15-2012)

Danny Fornaris: Reggaeton King, Giant Hippie
(11-14-2012)

Tego Calderón: Rapper, Revolutionary, and Original Rooster?
(10-25-2012)

When Dancehall Goes Pop: Is Sean Paul to Blame?
(10-23-2012)

Is Gaby Moreno the Amy Winehouse of Latin America?
(10-15-2012)

Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Tim Maia
(10-11-2012)

The Hispanic Heritage Month List: Latin Artists Salute Their Heroes
(10-1-2012)

DJ Venus X: “I Like Strippers and I Like Reading Books”
(9-24-2012)

Rosh Hashanah Special: 10 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Jewish
(9-20-2012)

CHECKPOINT: Equatorial Guinea
(9-12-2012)

ICONS: Café Tacvba
(9-7-2012)

Antibalas: And The (Afro)beat Goes On
(8-30-2012)

Martín Buscaglia’s One-Man Funk Bomb
(8-20-2012)

The Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY
(8-16-2012)

Calle 13′s Pan-Latin Experiment
(8-9-2012)

Hip-Hop Brazil: 13 Brazilian Rap Artists Who Made History
(8-2-2012)

La Mala Rodríguez: Still The Baddest
(8-2-2012)

Criolo, With Love
(7-30-2012)

Pop and the Sublime, with Alex Anwandter
(7-26-2012)

DJ Raff and his Emotional Bass
(7-23-2012)

Carla Morrison Will Make You Cry
(7-17-2012)

Bonde do Rolê: Older, Wiser, Still Unrepentant Perverts
(6-26-2012)

Did Crookers Create a Monster?
(6-21-2012)

Meet Céu, Brazil’s Alt-Pop Sky Goddess
(6-13-2012)

Brazil’s Lucas Santtana Leads The Way
(6-6-2012)

A Few Words With Emicida, King of the (Brazilian) Rap Game
(6-5-2012)

*Please Explain: What is Bubbling?
(6-1-2012)

Beyond Donk: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Sub-Genre Names in Electronic Music
(5-22-2012)

*Mali Burning: Tinariwen, Khaira Arby and SMOD Speak Out About the Political Crisis
(5-17-2012)

Outernational and the Return of Revolution Songs
(5-2-2012)

Tom Morello: “We’re Going to Rock Your Ass”
(5-2-2012)

London Calling: Emeli Sandé Will Now Proceed To Take Sh*t Over
(4-26-2012)

WTF is INGRID?
(4-25-2012)

“Love, Hate, Nostalgia, Whatever” with Hello Seahorse!
(4-17-2012)

*Checkpoint: Mexico Rock City
(4-12-2012

The Aussies Are Coming! 10 Game-Changing Artists From Down Under
(4-10-2012)

Talking Big Hair and Bad Beets with Munchi, Moombahtonista
(3-21-2012)

Dancehall King Busy Signal Takes Root in Reggae
(3-15-2012)

*Goodbye Rio, Hello Recife: A Taste of Brazil’s Best Hidden Carnival
(3-7-2012)

*In French Guiana, Roots Reggae Thrives in A Garden of Eden
(2-2-2012)

*Moombahton 101: How Dembow Married Dutch House & Diplo Got Boobs
(2-1-2012)

Brazilian Indie Rocker Lulina and her Lo-Fi Lullabies
(1-27-2012)

Review: La Bala, by Ana Tijoux
(1-24-2012)

Casio Delight: 10 Tecnobrega Artists To Savor (with or w/o Cheese)
(1-16-2012)

Review: Manshines, by Fauna
(1-11-2012)

1 Band, 5 Languages: Nomadic Massive & the Rise of International Hip Hop
(12-5-2011)

Playing Brown (and Yellow and Green) Cards with Wanlov The Kubolor
(11-22-11)

Shangaan Electro: New Style From A Cell Phone Repair Shop
(11-29-2011)

South African Indie Rock: A Scene In Isolation
(10-11-2011)

*That’s Zef: The True Story Behind Die Antwoord’s Mysterious Style
(10-11-11)

Township Tech: House Music’s Dense, Dark, and Weird African Cousin
(10-11-1011)

Who Is Cooler than Jack Parow?
(10-11-2011)

Interview: Spoek Mathambo
(8-22-2011)


NPR Music


Get Familiar With Detroit Techno: 10 Essential Songs

(5-27-2011)

Remezcla

 

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


Univision

 

*The Kids That Saw Them Fall: Remembering 9/11
(9-08-11)

WNYC.org

Behind the Glass: Restoration at the Natural History Museum’s Dioramas
(10-25-2011)

Bruce Springsteen Archives Find New Home at NJ University
(10-19-2011)

Tasting Festivals Take Off in Sunnyside and Sheepshead Bay
(10-18-2011)

Ohio to New York: Give Us Your Space Shuttle
(10-13-2011)

National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem
(10-11-2011)

Art In Odd Places Festival Invades 14th Street
(10-04-2011)

Occupying Wall Street — with Drums and Protest Songs
(10-03-2011)

*Controversy Grows Over Bob Dylan’s Paintings at the Gagosian
(9-29-2011)

As Brooklyn Museum Closes Indian Art Show, Met Opens ‘Master Painters of India
(9-27-2011)

*Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District
(9-12-2011)

Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space
(9-5-2011)

*In Brooklyn, Steel Drum Orchestras Gear Up for Carnival Competition
(9-2-2011)

Irene Wreaks Big Box Office Losses on Broadway
(8-30-2011)

*Libyan-American Rapper Reacts to Rebel Takeover With Music
(8-22-2011)

Central Park Boathouse Workers On Strike
(8-10-2011)

Hamptons Indie Rock Festival Cancelled Due To Poor Ticket Sales
(8-8-2011)

*Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn
(8-3-2011)

Metropolitan Museum Returns Antiquities Found in King Tut’s Tomb to Egypt
(8-2-2011)

I Want My MTV: Music Television Turns 30
(8-1-2011)

*Brighton Beach Leaders Want Lifetime to Pull the Plug on ‘Russian Dolls’
(7-28-2011)

*Celebrating Judy Garland, 75 Years After Her Screen Debut
(7-26-2011)

*Brooklyn Theater Group St. Ann’s Warehouse Says It’s Leaving Dumbo
(7-20-2011)

Art Dealer Sued over Sale of Fake Robert Motherwell Painting
(7-12-2011)

Battery Park Rejects Donated Otterness Sculptures
(7-11-2011)

Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival
(7-6-2011)

City Arts Groups Relieved After Restoration of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
(7-5-2011)

*Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration
(6-27-2011)

*Toasted: H&H Bagels
(6-22-2011)

Flash Mob Performs iPhone ‘Symphony’ on Wall Street
(6-21-2011)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Apollo Inducts Stevie Wonder into the Hall of Fame
(6-13-2011)

Technology Helps Deaf and Blind Experience Broadway Theater
(5-31-2011)

*Street Performers Upset Over New Central Park ‘Quiet Zones’
(5-30-2011)

Markowitz Not Pleased About New Home for Seaside Concerts
(5-23-2011)

*City Council Debates Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Arts Cuts
(5-23-2011)

*Buskers Audition to Play Music Underground
(5-17-2011)

Union Fights ‘Priscilla’ Producers Over Live Music
(5-16-2011)

At Mexican Sonidero Parties, It’s About the Music and the Message
(5-13-2011)

Folk Art Museum to Sell Building to MoMA
(5-11-2011)

*Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Breathes New Life into Historic Harlem Clubs
(5-9-2011)

Counterfeit Tickets Discovered At ‘The Book of Mormon’
(4-26-2011)

More and More Broadway Musicals Start Out On the Silver Screen
(4-19-2011)

Fifteenth Century Haggadah Displayed at the Met for Passover
(4-18-2011)

President Obama’s Sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Publishes Children’s Book
(4-13-2011)

*NASA Announces Intrepid Museum Will Get Enterprise Space Shuttle
(4-12-2011)

*Brooklyn Judge Blocks St. Ann’s Warehouse From Building New Dumbo Home
(4-11-2011)

* Red-And-White Quilts Blanket Park Avenue Armory
(3-29-2011)

Artists 4 Israel Simulate Rocket Attacks in Washington Square
(3-28-2011)

Downtown Arts Festival Springs Forth
(3-22-2011)

*Landmarks Commission to Hold Hearings on New West End Historic District
(3-21-2011)

*Behind the Scenes: Public Sculpture in New York City
(3-19-2011)

Despite Quake, Japanese Arts Festival at Carnegie Will Go On
(3-14-2011)

*Queens Graffiti Mecca Faces Redevelopment
(3-7-2011)

Public Sculpture Comes to Times Square
(3-1-2011)

*Painting New York’s Skyline
(2-28-2011)

‘Black Swan’ Helps Sell Seats for ‘Swan Lake’
(2-21-2011)

Cuban Cultural Festival Comes To New York
(2-9-2011)

New Sculpture Retrospective Comes To the New Museum
(2-8-2011)

Film Festival Tackles Topics Affecting the Disabled
(2-2-2011)

New 9/11 Time-Lapse Documentary Debuts at Sundance
(2-1-2011)

*East Village Bar Accused of Racist Door Policy
(1-31-2011)

Study Finds Arts in America Are Ailing
(1-25-2011)

Brooklyn Philharmonic Names New Artistic Director For A “New Era”
(1-19-2011)

Guggenheim Explores Expansion into Finland
(1-18-2011)

Dancers’ Union Files Labor Charge Against NYC Ballet
(1-12-2011)

New Study Shows Touring Shows Big Business for Broadway
(1-11-2011)

Slideshow: Snapshots from Global Fest 2011
(1-10-2011)

GlobalFEST 2011 Showcases 13 Innovative Artists
(1-7-2011)

Despite Blizzard, Broadway Has Biggest Week Ever
(1-5-2011)

Times Square 2011 Sign Shines Bright, And Goes Green
(12-21-2010)

*From Dyker Heights to Pelham Parkway, A Tour Of the City’s Best-Lit Homes
(12-20-2010)

**Jimmy McMillan Sings Songs of Rent and Love
(12-16-2010)

Sights and Sounds from the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields
(12-8-2010)

NY Arts Icons Awarded Kennedy Center Honors
(12-6-2010)

The Art of the Dreidel
(12-1-2010)

Tax Returns Show Guggenheim Spends Big on Executive Compensation
(11-23-2010)

At Long Last, The Beatles Come to iTunes
(11-16-2010)

Shake Shack Comes to Brooklyn
(11-9-2010)

Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?
(10-20-2010)

New Mickey Mantle Biography Sheds Light (and Casts Shadows) on Yankee Star
(10-13-2010)

NY Public Library Names New Leader: Anthony Marx
(10-6-2010)

Dominican Bachata Founder Spices Up Tiny Washington Heights Restaurant, Every Friday Night
(10-6-2010)

New York City Bands Tap Into Colombian Music Fever
(9-29-2010)

*Lichtenstein and Torres García Paintings Head Back to Brazil
(9-21-2010)

*East Village Public School Fights Budget Cuts with Music
(9-20-2010)

Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums
(9-3-2010)

Labor Day, West Indian Style
(9-2-2010)

NY Supreme Court Allows Vendors to Sell Work in City Parks
(8-31-2010)

American Folk Museum Mired in Debt
(8-11-2010)

No Instruments Required: The Body Music Festival Returns
(8-11-2010)

Musical Saw All-Stars
(8-5-2010)

8*King of the Courts: Street Handball in NYC
(7-2-2010)

*Larry Rivers: Right or Wrong?
(7-23-2010)

Indie Theater Groups Bring Life to NYC Parks
(7-13-2010)

Kickin’ It in Queens as Spain Advances to World Cup Final
(7-7-2010)

Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits New York
(7-7-2010)

Cities of the Future
(7-23-2010)

Reaction: Parker to Lead WQXR
(7-21-2010)

*WNYC’s World Cup Culture Guide
(7-15-2010)

Five Must-See World Cup Matches
(7-10-2010)

WNYC’s World Cup Primer
(6-9-2010)