Posts filed under ‘WTF’

Redistricting Rorschach

Maryland's 7th Congressional District, or a burning sailboat?

When Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee released its suggested Congressional map in October 2011, the districts looked an awful lot like inkblots. I took Districts 3 and 7 out on the street for some impromptu Rorschach tests. From Maryland Morning.

November 8, 2011 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

A World Without Public Radio

Oh, just the thought is devastating, isn’t it, you nerd?

Here’s a pledge drive spot I recorded for WYPR, which breaks my cardinal producing rule: never use Erik Satie as scoring music.

November 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment


Next time you’re watching the National Spelling Bee, keep an eye on the kids’ necks. That’s how you’ll find the dopers. Listen to this short story from WYPR’s The Signal about abuse of performance-enhancing thyroid stimulant hormone among pre-teen spellers. (Don’t worry it’s fictional…so far.)


July 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Where Do Cadavers Come From?

The “life” of a medical school cadaver, from donation to cremation. Produced in Alex Blumberg’s radio documentary class at the Columbia School of Journalism, 2006.

July 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Manhattan’s (Gigantic) Underbelly

A profile of the can collector/public service pornographer behind a new literary movement: The Denied Perspective. From New York Press.

July 24, 2011 at 1:01 am Leave a comment

The First Attraction

A collaboration with Bruce Wallace for the Third Coast Audio Festival’s 99 Ways to Tell a Story experiment: the myth of Narcissus reimagined through the tragic story of the north poles of two magnet bars falling in love.

July 24, 2011 at 12:50 am Leave a comment

- A much prettier website with my journalistic highlights is at
- Disappearing Ink released its first album, "There Is No Time and Nothing's Been," in December 2014. It's available on iTunes.
- After almost five years at WYPR, I'm back to freelancing. Editors can reach me at
- The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life includes my chapter "New Possibilities and Old Limitations of Political Art in The Wire."
- You can still buy my 2004 self-titled EP.