Lunachicks Recall Fighting Sexism with Sisterhood (BUST magazine)


Thrilled that I got to help my favorite band, the Lunachicks, write this piece in Bust magazine about fighting sexism with sisterhood.


Sarah Kendzior interview


One of the main tenets of all things metal is the unwavering rejection of conformity, which makes political journalist, scholar, and all-around bad-ass Sarah Kendzior, one of metal’s most formidable ambassadors. Thanks to Decibel for the assignment. (Check out her podcast Gaslit Nation.)

Cyndi Lauper interview


Had the honor of a lifetime interviewing my idol, Cyndi Lauper, for Billboard’s Women in Music 2018 issue. One of my favorite quotes: [After] my first tour, all the big label honchos took me out to eat and said, “We’re going to make you the next Barbra Streisand.” I looked at them and said, “Could you find somebody else for that job? Because honestly, I really love rock’n’roll.” 

Neko Case interview




I’d been chasing Neko Case for years—literally—in order to interview her for Decibel magazine’s closet metalheads column. Finally, on Freddie Mercury’s birthday, we had a chance to speak. The column itself is not online; you have to get a copy of Issue #136 (February 2016) to read it. But the remnants of our conversation can be found on the blog. Check it out. Horns way the hell up.