Most of my writing for New York magazine can be found on my author page.
My work at the the New York Times, where I worked from 2011 to 2012, can be found here.
I’ve also written for many other magazines and sites, including GQ, Esquire, ESPN: The Magazine, Slate, and SPIN. A few recent features I’ve done include:
Haunted by Hackers (Fusion)
This profile of a suburban Chicago family who spent years being tormented by a teenage Finnish hacker remains one of the scariest stories I've ever reported.
This piece was the first-ever look inside Kappa Beta Phi, a raucous 80-year-old secret fraternity filled with CEOs, politicians, and badly behaved billionaires. It was featured in Best Business Writing 2014.
In Conversation: Marc Andreessen (NY Mag)
A long, wide-ranging Q&A with the venture capitalist, prolific tweeter, and tireless optimist.
Is San Francisco New York? (NY Mag)
An essay about an emerging coastal rivalry.
Up, Up, and Away! (NY Mag)
A profile of the Draper University of Heroes, a Silicon Valley start-up school where optimism reigns.
Ray Dalio profile (NY Mag)
A profile of Ray Dalio, the enigmatic hedge fund billionaire and founder of Bridgewater Associates, who practices a bizarre management philosophy known as "radical transparency."
Waking Up Is Hard to Do (Matter)
The first installment in a Matter column in which I attempted to tweak and optimize every part of my daily routine.
In what may be the biggest coup in the history of newspaper expense accounts, I convinced the Times to let me get inside the heads of the plutocrat class by spending 24 hours flying in a private jet, being chauffeured in a Rolls-Royce, and wearing a $45,000 watch.
A report on some of the ways in which old-school agricultural practices were coming back into vogue during the recession, featuring a young Boston College graduate who started a business renting out his pet sheep as lawnmowers.
A profile of scandalized mega-pastor Ted Haggard, who was busted buying meth from a gay escort and subsequently had to retool his entire life, save his family, and start a new, more forgiving church.
Eat, Drink, and Hail Mary (ESPN: The Magazine)
For some reason, ESPN thought it would be a good idea for me to try working at Boston's most storied sports bar during March Madness, and writing about the chaos that ensued. I escaped with minimal bodily harm, so that's good!