“The Long Three: Death in the Wrestling Ring” in The Ringer, May 2019

“All Fitness Influencers are Full of Shit” in MEL Magazine, May 2019

“The Life of a Female Fast Car Hustler” in MEL Magazine, May 2019

“Two Pittsburgh Tough Guys Made MMA Safe for Everyone But Themselves” in MEL Magazine, May 2019

“First the Tears, Then the Rest” in Splice Today, May 2019

“The World of Fitness Influence” in Splice Today, May 2019

“I Can’t Do This Much Longer” in Splice Today, May 2019

“Wrestling Needs More Monsters, and Lars Sullivan Has Answered the Call” in The Ringer, April 2019

“The Flaming Table is Wrestling’s Most Poignant Metaphor” in MEL Magazine, April 2019

“The NFL’s Shocking Income Inequality” in MEL Magazine, April 2019

“My Three Months on Kratom” in MEL Magazine, April 2019

“The Unheard History of Bodybuilding Forums” in MEL Magazine, April 2019

“A Fitness Influencer’s New Calves” in Splice Today, April 2019

“Nothing But Love Stories” in Splice Today, April 2019

“King Kong Bundy was Larger than Life” in The Ringer, March 2019

“The Dystopian Future of Extremely Expensive Exercise Equipment” in MEL Magazine, March 2019

“Stone Lifting Has Always Been the Ultimate Test of Strength” in MEL Magazine, March 2019

“The Ineffable Bro-Ness of Rob Gronkowski” in MEL Magazine, March 2019

Essay on The Wrestler in “Let These Cinematic Coaches Fire You Up” in MEL Magazine, March 2019

“A God for Nincompoops” in Splice Today, March 2019

“You Think You Own Our Sexy” in Splice Today, March 2019

“How Much You Can Bench Press Has Nothing to Do With Strength” in MEL Magazine, February 2019

“The Lonely Life of a Yacht Influencer” in MEL Magazine, February 2019

“A Brief History of the Pro Wrestling Posedown” in MEL Magazine, February 2019

“Enormous, Blood-Hungry Muscle Monsters Take Top Billing in Poland’s MMA” in MEL Magazine, February 2019

“Daniel Bryan Became WWE’s Bad Guy By Being a Good Dude” in Fatherly, February 2019

“Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Hottest Take” in Splice Today, February 2019

“Working Man’s Blues” in Splice Today, February 2019

“A Bold Choice” in Splice Today, February 2019

“The Littlest Showgirl” in Splice Today, February 2019

“Pay Your Bills” in Splice Today, February 2019

“Remembering ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund, the Everyman Who Lived at the Center of Wrestling” in The Ringer, January 2019

“This Controversial USADA Theory Could Change Drug Testing for All Sports” in MEL Magazine, January 2019

“The Fine Art of Choking Out Another Human Being” in MEL Magazine, January 2019

“No Matter How Hard I Tried, I Could Never Get Big Enough to Protect Myself from My Father” in MEL Magazine, January 2019

“Eating Myself to Death at the Golden Corral” in MEL Magazine, January 2019

“The Fake Strongmen of Instagram Have Only Gotten Bigger” in MEL Magazine, January 2019

“Americans Give Kids Crappy Role Models” in Fatherly, January 2019

“Kill Your Darlings, Especially If They’re Pundits” in Washington Babylon, January 2019

“The Many Loves of ‘Herc’ Broadsides” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The Tiniest Glass Slipper” in Splice Today, January 2019

“Selling Out and Moving Up” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The Slammed and the Unslammed” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The End of an Era” in Splice Today, January 2019

“Santa Claus Solutions” in Splice Today, January 2019

“Swing Voter” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The Pro Wrestling Bodies of Our Dreams” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The Mysteries of Life” in Splice Today, January 2019

“The Unbearable Hardness of the Dynamite Kid” in The Ringer, December 2018

“Coming Out As Gay Was Nothing Like Coming Out As On Steroids” in MEL Magazine, December 2018

“Is Fancy Weightlifting Gear Cheating? Not if Your Bros Don’t Care” in MEL Magazine, December 2018

“The Pro Wrestling Bodies of Our Dreams” in Splice Today, December 2018

“Cold Takes and Heartbreaks” in Splice Today, December 2018

“I’m Doing Just Fine at Christmastime” in Splice Today, December 2018

“Drink Responsibly During the Holiday Season” in Splice Today, December 2018

“Butterbean Hasn’t Gone Anywhere. You Just Haven’t Been Looking Hard Enough” in MEL Magazine, November 2018

“At the Gym with a Couple of ‘Ninja Warriors’” in MEL Magazine, November 2018

“The Robot that Won Her Heart” in Splice Today, November 2018

“Thomas Kinkade’s Big Secret” in Splice Today, November 2018

“Classic Sports” in Splice Today, November 2018

“The Lives of Others” in Splice Today, November 2018

“Shatttered Dreams” in Splice Today, November 2018

“How Calls for Civility Led to the Civil War” in Pacific Standard, October 2018

“Dick Slater and the Death of the Old School” in The Ringer, October 2018

“The Wrestler Who Has Gone Full Frankenstein to Bring His Career Back from the Dead” in MEL Magazine, October 2018

“Talking to the Men Who Photoshop Female Bodybuilders” in MEL Magazine, October 2018

“Inside the Guts of the World’s Strongest Men” in MEL Magazine, October 2018

“Brian Powell Lives!” in Splice Today, October 2018

“Brian Powell Wins the Lottery” in Splice Today, October 2018

“Personal Best” in Splice Today, October 2018

“The Cool Dad” in Splice Today, October 2018

“Wrestling with the Past” in Splice Today, October 2018

“The Making of the Brian Powell Story” in Splice Today, October 2018

“Origen Story” in Splice Today, October 2018

“Buff v. Swole v. Brolic: Where Do We Get All of Our Goofy Muscle Terms From?” in MEL Magazine, September 2018

“This Pro Wrestler’s Signature Move is Being One of Your Girlfriend’s Favorite ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants” in MEL Magazine, September 2018

“Micah the Grad Student’s First Day” in Splice Today, September 2018

“Jocks vs. Nerds” in Splice Today, September 2018

“The Grad School Blues” in Splice Today, September 2018

“Thirty Years of Marriage” in Splice Today, September 2018

“A Fantasy Divorce” in Splice Today, September 2018

"The Fights: Dan Bobish vs. Igor Vovchanchyn" in Splice Today, September 2018

"The Man with the Gold Car" in Splice Today, September 2018

"A Real Mama Bear" in Splice Today, September 2018

“I Met Roger Mudd at the Package Store” in Splice Today, September 2018

"Brian Christopher and the Complicated Generational Legacies of Pro Wrestling" in The Outline, August 2018

"The Perilous, Secret World of Steroids for Female Bodybuilders" in MEL Magazine, August 2018

"The Best Thing About the WWE Right Now is the Guy You Hated on 'The Real World'" in MEL Magazine, August 2018

"Pearls Before Swine" in Splice Today, August 2018

"The Most Important Hot Take You'll Never Read" in Splice Today, August 2018

"Pandas, Bro" in Splice Today, August 2018 

"The End of the World As We Know It" in Splice Today, August 2018

"A Sad End for the Nicest Guy in Town" in Splice Today, August 2018 

"Deep Thoughts in the Woods" in Splice Today, August 2018

"The End of the Affair" in Splice Today, August 2018

"The Toughest Men Who Ever Lived" in Splice Today, August 2018

"Where it All Happens" in Splice Today, August 2018

"From Russia With Lumps: Nikolai Volkoff, 1947-2018" in The Ringer, July 2018

"The Untold Story of the Burpee" in MEL Magazine, July 2018

"When a Hot Take Goes Cold" in Splice Today, July 2018

"Dodging the Fantasy Draft" in Splice Today, July 2018

"A Degree in Being Correct from the University of Knowledge" in Splice Today, July 2018

"Talking About Practice" in Splice Today, July 2018

"The Early Years of MMA Were a ‘No-Holds-Barred Freakshow’ That Couldn’t Be More Different From Today" in MEL Magazine, July 2018

"How Wrestler Eddy 'Flap' Jacks Met His Match" in Splice Today, July 2018

"How We Write Our Hot College Comedies" in Splice Today, July 2018

"The Only Rights You Got is Lefts" in Splice Today, July 2018

"Vader Time" in The Ringer, June 2018

"If the Ability to Arm Wrestle is the Ultimate Test of Toughness, Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About Pro Arm Wrestling?" in MEL Magazine, June 2018

"The End of History and the End of Football: An Interview with Michael Oriard" in Splice Today, June 2018

"We’ve Exhausted America’s Supply of Retro-Fitness Fads. Maybe It’s Time to Try Communism" in MEL Magazine, June 2018

"The Life and Times of 'Herc' Broadsides" in Splice Today, June 2018

"What's in a Name?" in Splice Today, June 2018

"When Hot Takes Go Bad" in Splice Today, June 2018

"Hard Fantasy" in Splice Today, June 2018

"How Wrestler Eddy 'Flap' Jacks Lost the Canadian World's Championship" in Splice Today, June 2018

"Jack Chaser and the Santa Stakeout" in Splice Today, June 2018

"Time Man Goes on a Date" in Splice Today, June 2018

"Jack Chaser Takes Down the Mob" in Splice Today, June 2018

"A Cultural History of Sylvester Stallone's Rock-Hard Abs and Shredded Everything Else" in MEL Magazine, May 2018

"Essential Reads for the Man Who Wants to Put on a Little Muscle" in MEL Magazine, May 2018

"The Hottest Take Ever" in Splice Today, May 2018

"Joe Weider and the Perfect Male Body" in Splice Today, May 2018

"Pillowface Jones Goes to School" in Splice Today, May 2018

"The Robot That Ate Her Dreams" in Splice Today, May 2018

"Why It May Not Suck: Michael Bay's Pain & Gain" in Splice Today, May 2018

"The Robot That Won the Spelling Bee" in Splice Today, May 2018

"The Greatest Hits Compilation of My Life" in Splice Today, May 2018

"How the Deadlift Reclaimed its Rightful Spot at the Gym" in MEL Magazine, April 2018

"Dead Stories and the Small Fees for Killing Them" in Columbia Journalism Review, April 2018

"Hair Gel Kid" in Splice Today, April 2018

"The Pro Wrestling Physique As We Know It Is Because of Bruno Sammartino" in MEL Magazine, April 2018

"Down with the SAT" in Pacific Standard, April 2018

"The Eternal Recurrence of the McRib" in Splice Today, April 2018

"All the Things You Can Leave Behind" in Splice Today, April 2018

"A Pizza With Everything" in Splice Today, April 2018

"The Biscuit Belt" in Splice Today, April 2018

"Princess Superstar: Almost Very Famous" in Splice Today, April 2018

"All of the Time in the World" in Splice Today, April 2018

"Tired of Changing the Subject?" in Splice Today, April 2018

"Publish these Facebook Statuses" in Splice Today, April 2018

"Montana and the End of the World" in Splice Today, April 2018

"One Last Chance at Superstardom: The Failures of 'Superstar' Billy Graham" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Chuck Klosterman Isn't Any Good" in Splice Today, March 2018

"On Memory" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Fathers and Sons of the Squared Circle" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Wrestling, British-Style" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Is Barack Obama Gay?" in Splice Today, March 2018

"The NFL Draft is a Meat Market" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Your Social Media Brand Doesn't Matter (And Neither Does Mine)" in Splice Today, March 2018

"Joe Biden, Performance-Enhanced Alpha Male" in Splice Today, March 2018

"The Making and Faking of Pro Wrestling" in Splice Today, March 2018

"'I Feel Like We're Replaying World World War I': A Conversation with Ben Katchor" in Pacific Standard, February 2018

"The Fake Strongmen of Instagram" in MEL Magazine, February 2018

"Muscle Men Pushing and Pulling Rope" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Mask versus Mask in Mid-South Wrestling" in Splice Today, February 2018 

"Vince McMahon, Man Among Men" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Putting Hard Times on Dusty Rhodes" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Abdullah the Butcher Bled For His Fame" in Splice Today, February 2018

"The Legend of Dr. Z" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Big Van Vader Was Yuge" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Change the Grade" in Splice Today, February 2018

"From Investigative Journalism to the Twitter Sandbox, and Other Tales of the Media's Demise" in Washington Babylon, February 2018

"The Ironic Masculinity of Adrian Adonis" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Transphobia in the WWE" in Splice Today, February 2018

"Extreme Championship Wrestling, Where Everyone Took it Like a Man" in Splice Today, Februrary 2018

"The Virtual University of Tomorrow...Today!" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Ted Arcidi and the Enduring Quest for Mass" in Splice Today, January 2018

"'Playboy' Buddy Rose, the 217-Pound Man" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Rick Rude, the Imperfectly Perfect Man" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Behind the Mask" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Crusher Blackwell, Blessed with Bigness" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Starrcade 1983 and the End of it All" in Splice Today, January 2018

"The Year I Wrote Nothing But Opening Paragraphs" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Memories of the War: Slaughter vs. Patterson" in Splice Today, January 2018

"The Inner Lives of My Office Supplies" in Splice Today, January 2018

"No More Personal Essays" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Mike Mamula, the Almost-Perfect Man" in Splice Today, January 2018

"Hot Take Me Out" in Splice Today, January 2018

"The National Enquirer Did it First" in Washington Babylon, December 2017

"Surf Planet USA" in Splice Today, December 2017

"Veganism and CrossFit Have Redefined Pro Wrestling's Perfect Body Type" in MEL Magazine, December 2017

"The Big Grift: A Christmas Story" in Washington Babylon, December 2017

"The End of My Career on the Internet" in Splice Today, December 2017

"One of the Best Games I've Never Played" in Splice Today, December 2017

"More Advertisements for Myself" in Splice Today, December 2017

"Heavy Criticisms" in Splice Today, November 2017

"Sex Scenes in Literary Fiction are the Worst" in Splice Today, November 2017

"The YouTube Generation is Here, and It's Awful" in Splice Today, November 2017

"The Biggest Baseball Player Who Never Was" in Splice Today, November 2017

"The Ghost of Meow the Obese Cat" in Splice Today, November 2017

"How to Argue and Win Every Time" in Splice Today, November 2017

"How to Give Good Text" in Splice Today, November 2017

"Big Thoughts About Small Talk" in Splice Today, November 2017

"The Tubcat" in Splice Today, October 2017

"The Mostly Forgettable Orestes Destrade" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Three Failed Prospects" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Pedro Guerrero: The Donruss Cardinals MVP" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Steve Olin and Tim Crews: It Was Supposed to Be a Good Time" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Tim Tebow: Not Enough of the Right Stuff" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Observing the Cat" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Bob Horner: Remembering Another MLB Hero" in Splice Today, October 2017

"The Legendary Kevin Mitchell" in Splice Today, October 2017

"What My Mother Taught Me About Teaching" in Splice Today, October 2017

"Death by Muscle" in MEL Magazine, September 2017

"Raking Worthwhile Art from the Rubbish" in Splice Today, September 2017

"For Competitive Grippers, The Grip is the Goal" in MEL Magazine, August 2017

"A Lost World of Final Fantasy Fanfiction" in Splice Today, August 2017

"A Historian of Forgotten Resistance" in Pacific Standard, August 2017

"The Secret Lives of Competitive Grippers" in Narratively, August 2017

"The End of the University System" in Splice Today, August 2017

"The Future of a Once-Doomed Law School" in The Atlantic, August 2017

"How Tom Green Let the Trolls Out, Then Vanished" in The Awl, August 2017

"Lots and Lots of Waiting: Game of Thrones as Endless Filler" in Splice Today, July 2017

"Steroid Solidarity" in Virginia Quarterly Review 93/3, July 2017 

"Hall of Shame" in Victory Journal 13, 2017

"Fake Weights are Helping Instagram Stars Go Viral" in VICE, June 2017

"When Video Games Were Playable Stories" in The Paris Review, June 2017

"Twitter as Desperate Void" in Splice Today, June 2017

"Goddamned Sputnik: The White Pro Wrestler Who Integrated Memphis Wrestling" in The Outline, June 2017

"Someone We Could Trust: The Legacy of Dennis Hastert" in Splice Today, May 2017

"The Young Academic's Twitter Conundrum" in The Atlantic, May 2017

"Shows of Prey" in The Awl, May 2017

"Why Sexism, Racism, and Homophobia in Old TV Shows is Such a Problem Today" in Teen Vogue, May 2017

"I Laugh Because I Cannot Cry: The Borowitz Report" in Splice Today, May 2017

"Why the Science Behind Athletic Performance Enhancement Remains So Controversial" in VICE, May 2017

"The Master's Finest Work: Revisiting Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" in Splice Today, May 2017

"DaddyOFive's Five Minutes" in Splice Today, May 2017

"When it Comes to Weightlifting, Genetics Can Do a Lot of the Heavy Lifting" in VICE, April 2017

"Free Swinging Could-Have-Beens" in Splice Today, April 2017

"The Future of Fitness is Always Around the Corner" in VICE, April 2017

"Reboots and Adaptations" in Splice Today, April 2017

"Paronnaud's Pinocchio" in Splice Today, April 2017

"The Broader-Based Lunatic Fringe: An 'Alternative' That Wasn't" in Splice Today, April 2017

"Muscle, Smoke, Mirrors" in The Paris Review, March 2017

"My Father's Cinematic Obsession" in Splice Today, March 2017

"YouTube's Gun Reviewers Are 'Guns & Ammo' Magazine for the Internet Age" in VICE, March 2017

"Strength Records Continue to Fall, But How Much Stronger Can Humans Get?" in VICE, March 2017

"You Can Destroy the World in 'Hearts of Iron IV'" in Waypoint, March 2017

"You Can Never Prove a Thing: Fantasy Baseball and a Robert Coover Classic" in Splice Today, March 2017

"Superman for a New Generation: The Genius of One-Punch Man" in Splice Today, March 2017

"Exploring Human Nature in Isayama's Attack on Titan" in Splice Today, March 2017

"Iconic Transgender Bodybuilder Janae Kroc Isn't Finished Dreaming" in The Establishment, March 2017

"Stop Grading and Testing" in Splice Today, March 2017

"Sports Nutrition Companies Are Going For Bodybuilders' Weak Spot: Their Sweet Tooth" in VICE, March 2017

"Bodybuilders Sell Supplements, and Themselves, Through Social Media" in VICE, March 2017

"Radical Acts of Gratitude" in Hazlitt, February 2017

"The Nazis Were on Meth, But That's Not the Whole Story" in The Outline, February 2017

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Athleisure" in Made Man Magazine, February 2017

"Redditors Made 'Meme Insider,' A Completely Insane Magazine About Memes" in VICE, February 2017

"Want to Smash Nazis with Handbags? There's a Game for That," in VICE, February 2017

"Here's Why Wrestling Video Games Are So Bad" in Waypoint, February 2017

"The Alt-Right's Favorite Diet" in VICE, February 2017

"How 'Dangerous' is Milo Yiannopolous?' in Pacific Standard, February 2017

"Wikipedia is Being Ripped Apart by a Witch Hunt for Undisclosed Paid Editors" in VICE, February 2017

"The For-Profit Law School that Crumbled" in The Atlantic, January 2017

"John Cena May No Longer Be the King of Wrestling, But He Rules Instagram" in VICE, January 2017

"Hydrodipping: The 'Redneck' Artform Taking YouTube by Storm" in VICE, January 2017

"Should Millennials Ever Grow Up?" in The Awl, January 2017

"Google Users Can't Stop Searching for the Ketogenic Diet" in VICE, January 2017

"Chasing the (Literal) Dragon: Rethinking My Teenage Obsession with Fantasy Novels" in The Paris Review, January 2017

"Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?" in VICE, January 2017

"How Coinbase Traders are Fighting Back IRS Attempts to Reveal Their Identities" in VICE, January 2017

"Detecting Good Public Policy Rationales for the American Rule: A Response to the Ill-Conceived Calls for 'Loser Pays' Rules" (with Peter Karsten) in 66 Duke Law Journal 729-761 (2016) 

"Wrestling, Politics, and the Violent Realities of 2016" in Pacific Standard, December 2016

"Melanotan II Gives Us What We Always Wanted: Dark Tans and Powerful Erections" in VICE, December 2016

"Why Personal Trainers May Not Be Immune from Automation" in VICE, December 2016

"Why Trump Tagged Linda McMahon to Lead the Small Business Administration" in VICE, December 2016

"The Day The Laughter Died" in The Awl, December 2016

"The Year in Lifting Weights" in Hazlitt, December 2016

"Trump Supporters Were Hiding in Plain Sight in Online Comment Sections" in VICE, November 2016

"My Father, Donald Trump" in Matter, November 2016

"Being a Bumpkin" in The Paris Review, October 2016

"Ghosts and the American Conscience" in Pacific Standard, October 2016

"A Power Struggle Inside Safe Spaces" in The Atlantic, October 2016

"What Does Alt-Right Patron Palmer Luckey Believe?" (with Emanuel Maiberg) in VICE, September 2016

"At the 2016 Mr. Olympia, Hints of Bro Food Science to Come" in VICE, September 2016

"The Big I: Chasing Amy and the Toxic Nerd Culture of the Nineties" in The Paris Review, August 2016

"How Playing WWII Sim 'Hearts of Iron IV' Makes the Modern World Look Like It's On the Brink" in VICE, August 2016

"The Last Days of the Boy Masterminds" in The Awl, July 2016

"Here's Why Pitt Running Back James Conner is Our Preseason Heisman Pick" in Made Man Magazine, July 2016

"How Traded Players Reconfigure Their Lives at a Moment's Notice" in VICE, June 2016

"Among the Alt-Racists" in Belt Magazine, June 2016

"When Steroids Are Just a Fact of Life" in Pacific Standard, June 2016

"How a High-Profile Tragedy Helped WWE Think Differently About Brain Injuries" in VICE, June 2016

"How Women's Wrestling Became the Greatest Show on Earth" in Made Man Magazine, June 2016

"Butter Coffee:  Nutritional Panacea or Just Another Food Science Fad?" in VICE, June 2016

"The Ten Best Female Wrestlers in the World" in Made Man Magazine, June 2016

"Bitcoin Might Make Tax Havens Obsolete" in VICE, June 2016

"Actor JK Simmons Builds His Biceps and His Brand on Instagram" in VICE, June 2016

"Kimbo Slice Used YouTube to Jump From Street Fighting to An Actual MMA Career" in VICE, June 2016

"Revisiting Chyna's Autobiography, and the State of Tell-Alls in Wrestling" in VICE, May 2016

"Thunders Arena: An Underground Wrestling Website Where the Hunks Trade Blows" in VICE, May 2016

"From Bowflex to Barbells: A Gentleman's Guide to Fitness Equipment" in Made Man Magazine, May 2016

"Bodybuilders Find a New Way to Get Big: Reading" in VICE, May 2016

"The History of the Horse" for Ride TV (television documentary), May 2016

"Why are Self-Identified Straight Men Hooking Up With Each Other?" in Pacific Standard, May 2016

"The New Day is the Future of Professional Wrestling" in The New Republic, April 2016

"Did Competitive Video Games Create the Berniebros?" in VICE, April 2016

"How a Baseball-Obsessed Programmer is Helping Us Live Our Hardball Fantasies" in VICE, April 2016

"Understanding Trump's Troll Army" in VICE, March 2016

"What John Kasich Says is Bullshit, But How He Says it Hits Home" in Belt Magazine, March 2016

"Is the Future of the Family Polyamorous?" in Mic.com/Connections.Mic, March 2016

"An Open Letter to John Kasich's Yinzer Accent" in Medium, March 2016

"An Open Letter to the Person Who Destroyed the Person Who Ripped the Person Who Smashed the Person Who Crushed the Person Who Kicked the Crap Out of the Person Who Attacked the Yelp Employee Who Got Fired" in Medium Open Betters, February 2016

"A Conversation with Todd Corley" in Abernathy: The Magazine for Black Men, January 2016

"Writing Online Fiction Saved My Life" in The Development Set (Medium/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), January 2016

"Directive Amidst Digression" in Hobart Pulp, December 2015

Moderated the panel discussion "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling" with "Cowboy" Johnny Mantell, Grey Pierson, Cirrus Bonneau, and "Lady K" Downs (full video here), November 2015

"Why is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?" in VICE, October 2015

"A Professor Surveyed His Students to Find Out Why They're Obsessed with Yik Yak" in VICE, October 2015

"Remembering the Mutant League Games and Their Bizarro Sports Sim Brethren" in VICE, September 2015

"I Have One of the Best Jobs in Academia. Here's Why I'm Leaving." in Vox, September 2015

"Only a Game: The Stories of Allen Iverson" in Abernathy: The Magazine for Black Men, September 2015

Curated "Ringside:  Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling" photo exhibition for UT-Arlington Library Special Collections (photos and exhibit text can be seen here; exhibit opened August 24, 2015 and is discussed in this press release)

"A History of Fad Diets" in Made Man Magazine, August 2015

"The Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding" in Made Man Magazine, July 2015

"On the Irrationality of 'Freedom Force,' Gaming's Forgotten Superhero Series" in VICE, June 2015

"My Uncle, My Mentor" in Made Man Magazine, June 2015

"The Internet Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry" in VICE, May 2015

"Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies" in VICE, May 2015

"Mon passé de collecteur de dettes m’a fait perdre foi en l’humanité" in Ulyces and Medium France, May 2015

"My Time as a Professional Debt Collector Made Me Lose Faith in Humanity" in VICE, April 2015

"Why Do Developers Keep Getting Wrestling Video Games Wrong?" in VICE, April 2015

"I Worked at the Golden Corral, and It Was Disgusting" in VICE, April 2015

"The 'Space Jam' Website is Proof the Internet is a Big Crap Machine Full of Crap" in VICE, April 2015

“Beyond Simulacra, Beyond Spectacle: Justin Bieber and the Battle of the Bulge” in Made Man Magazine, January 2015

“Who We Were and Who We Are: The Legacy of Stuart Scott” in Made Man Magazine, January 2015

“This Is Not A Year in Review: Why We Don’t Need Them” in Made Man Magazine, January 2015

“The Resolution as Illusion:  Why We Never Get Fit, and Why It Doesn’t Matter” in Made Man Magazine, January 2015

“History, Forgiveness, and the End of Bill Cosby” in Made Man Magazine, December 2014

“Kim Kardashian is Never Naked Enough:  The Celebrity as Spectacle” in Made Man Magazine,  November 2014

“Masculinity’s Very Bad Year” in Made Man Magazine, November 2014

“American Men in Academic Decline” in Made Man Magazine, November 2014

“How Political Comedy Culture Breeds Social Apathy” in The Daily DotStir Journal, and The Good Men Project Magazine, Fall 2014

“Obama, ISIS, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Macho Trap” in Made Man Magazine, September 2014

“Ray Rice and the NFL’s Violence Problem: A Historical Perspective” in Made Man Magazine, September 2014

“Robin Williams: Humor, Apathy, and Suicide” in Made Man Magazine, September 2014

“Hollywood’s Muscle-Drug Epidemic: A History of Action Heroes and Performance-Enhancing Drugs” in Made Man Magazine, September 2014

“Drugs and the Evolution of Bodybuilding” in The Atlantic, August 2014  

“Debt Collection: A Human History” in Stir Journal and The Good Men Project Magazine, Summer 2014

“Why Supreme Court Justices Should Have to Run for Office,” in Mic.com/Policy Mic, August 2014

“The Slow Death of the No-Logo Movement” in Al-Jazeera America, August 2014

"Big Problems with Prince Fielder's ESPN: The Magazine Cover Photo" in The Good Men Project Magazine, July 2014

"Five Things That Make the Internet Awful, And Why You or I Might Be One of Them" in The Good Men Project Magazine, July 2014

"On Privilege Checking: The Story of My RateMyProfessors Chili Pepper" in The Good Men Project Magazine, July 2014

"Stop Freaking Out About Grade Inflation" in Quartz, June 2014

"Video Games: Still Bro-Tastic and Misogynistic After All These Years" in The Good Men Project Magazine, June 2014

“Why I’m Not Afraid of Grade Inflation” in The Atlantic, June 2014

"The Worst Video Game You've Never Played" in The Good Men Project Magazine, June 2014

“Could I Have Triggered Elliot Rodger?” in Made Man Magazine, May 2014

“Muscle Culture: Into the Realm of the Unreal” in Made Man Magazine, May 2014

“Everyman His Own Pro Wrestling Historian” in U.S. Intellectual History Blog, May 2014

“Don’t Regulate Professors’ Tweets” in Al-Jazeera America, May 2014 (Atlantic Wire Column of the Day)

“How Pro Wrestling Gives Its Talent A Raw Deal” in Al-Jazeera America, May 2014

"Pinterest 'Hunk Boards' and Male Objectification" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2014

"Confessioni Di Un Corpo Pericoloso: La Storia Di Un Ex-Commesso Di Abercrombie & Fitch" in Dagospia, May 2014

“I Sold My Body to Abercrombie” in Salon Magazine and The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2014

“The Big Money from Foul Ball” in Al-Jazeera America, April 2014

“The Myth of the Student-Athlete Will Prevail” in Al-Jazeera America, April 2014

“On Style in History (Blogging)” in U.S. Intellectual History Blog, March 2014

“Why Historians Need to Utilize the Internet Sex Archives” in The Good Men Project Magazine, March 2014

“Can You Do The Intellectual History of Sports?” in U.S. Intellectual History Blog, March 2014


"Kansas Legislature Attempts to Legalize Discrimination By Declaring War on Marriage" in The Good Men Project Magazine, February 2014

"Masculinity and Competitiveness: Why I Quit Playing Video Games" in The Good Men Project Magazine, February 2014

"CrossFit's Problem with Women, and Ours" in The Good Men Project Magazine, October 2013

“Why We Need Sports History” in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2013

"Impossibly Awkward Conversation" in The Good Men Project Magazine and The Huffington Post, May 2013

"High Stakes in College Football Coaching" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2013

“A Brief History of the Impossibility of the Closet” in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2013

"Why I Hate Wrestling Video Games" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2013

"Pope Francis, Tom Cruise, and the Power of Belief" in The Good Men Project Magazine, March 2013

"Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Photshop, PEDs, and the Paranoid Style in American Journalism" in The Good Men Project Magazine, February 2013

"Lance Armstrong Owes Me an Apology for that Apology" in The Good Men Project Magazine, February 2013

"Cory Booker:  Politics as Usual" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2012

"A Flood of Pseudo-Events: The 800-Pound Bride and the Time Breastfeeding Cover" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2012

"North Carolina Voters Are Decadent & Depraved" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2012

"The Short Happy Life of Meow the Cat" in The Good Men Project Magazine, May 2012

"Morris Claiborne and the Hundred-Yard Lie" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"Hipster Racism and the Quest for Sincerity" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"The Surprising Success of Meow the Obese Cat" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"A Retrospective on the Pitt Bomb Threats" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"Madden Curse 2012: The Passion and the Prejudice" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"Why Stuff White People Like Is Something I Don't" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

"Fear and Trembling at  the University of Pittsburgh" in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 2012

“The Fate of the Alabama Segregation Reference Ban Amendment” in The Good Men Project Magazine, April 201

“Whatever Happened to Pro Wrestling?” in The Good Men Project Magazine, March 2012 (featured article on Bookforum)

Review of James Mellon’s The Judge:  The Life of Thomas Mellon, Founder of a Fortune in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 136, no. 3: 314-315, Spring 2012