crime, courts, & justice reporting for Oakland North

OPD gets $50,000 grant to lower alcohol sales to minors
Study shows Oakland police less respectful toward black motorists
Man dies in custody after Oakland police deploy taser
PODCAST! –> Tales of Two Cities: While You Were Sleeping
Healthcare experts break down how new birth control rules will affect Californians
Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police
AUDIO SLIDESHOW! –> Youth-led environmental group donate items to a climate legacy time capsule

book reviews & essays for Brooklyn Magazine — The Masters Review — Wales Arts Review — The Rumpus — The Punch — Fiction Advocate and:

Catapult — Jesus Christ is Now Following You!

The Los Angeles Review of Books 

When the Hurlyburly’s Done: Roy Scranton’s “War Porn”
The Choice to Stay: SJ Sindu’s “Marriage of a Thousand Lies”
Points of Access: Achy Obejas’s “The Tower of the Antilles”
25 Years After November 26, 1992

BOMB — Theoretically Personal — On Yiyun Li’s, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Gulf Coast

On American War, Omar El Akkad’s Tale of the Second American Civil War
Micro-Review: Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas’s Don’t Come Back


Freemans: Family

Books Column–

An American Weakness
A Gentle Visit
Cosmic Disruption
And to Questioning, Stay Faithful
A Time to Mourn

Waiter Magazine

Part One: The Restaurant
Part Two: Sister
Part Three: And a Shot of Jack

profiles of Nayomi Munaweera — Kim Magowan — Patricia Powell —  Roscoe Mitchell** —  Juliana Spahr

**This story received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.

interviews with John Freeman  — Jade Chang — Roy Scranton — Anuk Arudpragasam — Daniel Lowe — Jami Attenberg — Sarah Jones (and Company) — Beck Levy