Essays

 

‘‘We Paid For This Town”: The Legacy of Chicanx Punk in LA

 

Published in Hyperallergic, August 3, 2020

The Loneliest City

Laura Aguilar’s Southern California photography reveals the intimacy and the isolation that have always been part of the fabric of Los Angeles.

Published in Guernica, June 18, 2020

This is Fucky: Social Media Influencers are Turning Identity into a Form of Currency

Published in Bitch Media, January 28, 2020

Forest for the Trees

Published in Real Life Magazine, December 2, 2019

 

For Diasporic Writers, Nostalgia is a Powerful Tool for Engaging Home

Published in Literary Hub, September 20, 2019

 

Masculinity and Fatal Desire in The Skin I Live In

Published in The Rumpus, August 7, 2019

Goldplaited Organic: Millennials and the Sinister Appeal of the Ace Hotel

Published in The Offing, February 28, 2019

 

Writing the Political: Lessons from Best American Short Stories 2018

Published in Los Angeles  Review of Books Blog (BLARB), January 30, 2019