“Foster Care: Heroic Measures,” Entropy, June 6, 2019 [link]

“Perspective: Making Space,” Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2018 [link]

“Facing my fear: I’m a hopeless extrovert, and I adopted a nonverbal child,” The Guardian, November 11, 2016, web [link]

“On Mother’s Day and every day, I’m grateful to all who help raise my child,” The Guardian, May 8, 2016, web [link]

“I helped raise everyone else’s kids. Now I can raise one of my own,” The Guardian, June 22, 2015, web [link]

“An Observation about Reality TV,” Peripheral Surveys, July 2011, web [link]



“They Do It for Love, Not Money,” Maggie Leffler and Nick Jaramillo, Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2020 [link]

“The Dubious Ways Parents Are Pressured to Give Up Their Children for Adoption,” VICE, August 13, 2019 [link] 

“What Does Adult Education Look Like in Pittsburgh?” Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2018 [link]

“A Matter of Pride: Delta Foundation’s Struggles with Success,” Pittsburgh Magazine, June 2018 [link]

“This Type of Blindness Technically Isn’t an Eye Problem,” Tonic, October 11, 2017 [link]

“Choosing a Family,” Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide, June 2017 [link]

“In this house there isn’t chaos,” Storyburgh, October 13, 2016, web [link]

“Loving a ’24-hour’ Child,” Storyburgh, October 13, 2016, web [link]

College Town” and “Green Pittsburgh,” 21 Great Communities, Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide, July 2016 [link]

“The Map of James,” Storyburgh, March 13, 2016, web [link]

The Ohio River Valley,” “Far Down the River,” and “Allegheny River Communities,” 21 Great Communities, Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide, August 2015 [link]

“Ready Freddy,” Henry L. Hillman Foundation, Fall 2014

“Humans of Pitt: Capturing the People of the City and Their Stories,” Pitt Chronicle, September 22, 2014, 3 [link]

“Made in Pittsburgh” (contributor), Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2014, 51 [link]

“Building the Pursuit of Progress in Advanced Research and Treatment,” Pitt Dental Medicine, Summer 2014, 4

“200+ Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh (No Matter Where You Are)” (contributor), Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide, August 2014, [link]

“Best of the ‘Burgh 2014” (contributor), Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2014, 48 [link]

“The Borges Center: Insight into an Author’s Magical Mind,” Pitt Chronicle, February 10, 2014, 3 [link]

“The 8th Time’s a Charm: Kidney Transplant Chain Participants Meet,” Pitt Med, Fall 2013, 34 [link]

“Sprout Supports Film and Video Projects,” Sprout Fund, November 4, 2013, web [link]

“50 Great Drinks” (contributor), Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2013, 41 [link]

“90 Neighborhoods and What We Love About Them” (contributor), Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide, August 2013, 17 [link]

“Conflict Kitchen a Hit in Its New Schenley Plaza Location,” Sprout Fund, July 8, 2013, web [link]

“CreativeMornings Finds a Home in Pittsburgh,” Sprout Fund, April 1, 2013, web [link]

“‘Blood Brother’ Debuts at Sundance,” Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2013, web [link]

“Restaurants for the Beer Lover,” Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2012, 88 [link]

“The Up-and-Comer,” Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2012, web [link]

“SMALLab Turns Classroom on Its Head at Elizabeth Forward Middle School,” Sprout Fund, September 28, 2012, web [link]

“Saxifrage School: A University Without a Campus Teaches Theory, Practical Skills, and Community Involvement,” Sprout Fund, August 6, 2012, web [link]

“Bike Fest 2012 kicks off this weekend with Pedal Pittsburgh on Sunday, August 5,” Sprout Fund, August 2, 2012, web [link]

“TEDxCMU Gives Some of the World’s Brightest Minds a Microphone,” Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2012, web [link]

“Super Spark Projects Take New Approaches to Early Childhood Learning,” Sprout Fund, December 12, 2011, web [link]



“Underdogs United: Trading Jerseys for Water,” Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2019 [link]

“Giving the Little Ones Room To Learn,” Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2019 [link]

“Nights at the Museum,” Carnegie Magazine, Spring 2015, 36 [link]

“University Store’s 3-D Printer: A Swoosh and a Blerp,” Pitt Chronicle, January 12, 2015 [link]

“Innovation Challenge Launches Second Health Care Idea Contest,” Pitt Chronicle, September 8, 2014, 3 [link]

“Let’s Talk About Race,” Carnegie Magazine, Fall 2014, 34 [link]

“The Body on Stage,” Carnegie Magazine, Fall 2014, 26 [link]

“Big Blue,” Carnegie Magazine, Summer 2014, 58 [link]

“Pitt Composers to Shine in Pittsburgh Symphony’s World Premiere This Week,” Pitt Chronicle, February 3, 2014, 3 [link]

“Keeping Faith: LGBT community searching for church inclusiveness,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 9, 2011, 6 [link]

“Dogged by Controversy,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 24, 2010, 9 [link]


Profiles / Slices of Life

“A Thirst for Literature: Welcome to Books on Tap,” Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2020 [link]

Doug Williams, “He Tries to be a Blessing to Someone Every Day,” Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2019 [link]

Emily Kennedy, “Made in Pittsburgh: 5 Great Ideas,” Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2017 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” 2017 Vision Board Meet-Up, Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2017 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Pittsburgh Tea Festival, Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2017 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” The Hunt at Hartwood, Pittsburgh Magazine, December 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Pin Up Perfection Pageant, Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Beer, Bigfoot and Other Strange Encounters in Indiana, Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Red, White and Blue Pop Party, Pittsburgh Magazine, September 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” yART Sale, Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Emo and Pop-Punk Prom, Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Tekko 2016, Pittsburgh Magazine, June 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” “Steel City Reptile Expo, Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” St. Rosalia’s Fish Fry, Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” The Fourth Semi-Annual Great Pittsburgh Spelling Bee, Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” Steel City Ukuleles Beginner’s Jam, Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2016 [link]

“#UnusualEvents,” 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival, Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2016 [link]

“Practicing Medicine and Poetry,” Longwood Magazine, December 2015 [link]

“Good Investments,” Pitt Mag, Summer 2015, 10

“Making Pitt’s Grease Waste Fit for the Road,” Pitt Chronicle, June 1, 2015 [link]

“Perfect Your Arc in This Game of Ancient Athletics,” Pittsburgh Magazine, June 2015 [link]

“AdVenture Capital,” Pitt Mag, Spring 2015, 44

“Grounds for Growth,” Pitt Chronicle, April 27, 2015 [link]

“Pittsburgh’s Master Gardeners,” Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2015 [link]

“Point Park’s Record Label Gets Students in the Studio,” Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2015 [link]

“Everything You Love About Pittsburgh in Three Blocks,” Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2015 [link]

Amber Rooke, Sprout Fund, January 2015, web [link]

Brandi Cox, Sprout Fund, January 2015, web [link]

Obituary: Morris E. Turner, Pitt Med, Winter 2015, 38

“This Is Literary Magic,” Pitt Chronicle, November 17, 2014 [link]

Obituary: Ross H. Musgrave, Pitt Med, Fall 2014, 28 [link]

“Growler Powered,” Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2014, 27

Jamil Bey, Spout Fund, August 2014, web [link]

Patrice Gerard, Sprout Fund, August 2014, web [link]

“Music Man,” Pitt Mag, Summer 2014, 39

“Carolyn Sufrin: In Clinic for the Incarcerated,” Pitt Med, Summer 2014, 39 [link]

“Chivalrous Battle on the Fields of…Etna??” Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2014, 23

“Emanual Kanal in the MRI Safety Zone,” Pitt Med, Spring 2014, 39

“Crucial Living,” Pitt Mag, Spring 2014, 41

Sue Goetz, Sprout Fund, May 2014, web [link]

Lisa Seel, Sprout Fund, May 2014, web [link]

Brian Wolovich, Sprout Fund, May 2014, web [link]

“Fido Has a Spa Date … In Your Driveway,” Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2014, 29

“Crafting Sounds at Light Speed,” Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2014, 27

“Senior Profile / John Downs: All in Good Time,” Pitt Chronicle, April 28, 2014, 6 [link]

“A New Landmark of Remembrance,” Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2014, 23

“Dessert Quest,” Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2014, 21 [link]

“Director John Goldsmith’s Tonal Memories,” Pitt Chronicle, March 28, 2014, 3 [link]

“Our Fascinations: Evolution, One Orchid at a Time,” Pitt Chronicle, March 3, 2014, 2 [link]

“Pick Your Party,” Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2014, 17

“Hidden Treasures: Pitt’s Medieval Latin Reading Group,” Pitt Chronicle, January 27, 2014 [link]

“Art City,” Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2014, 25

“I Do. Again.” Pitt Med, Winter 2013/2014, 40 [link]

“Obituary: Dawn A. Marcus,” Pitt Med, Winter 2013/2014, 38

“Amy Goldstein: Mito Detective,” Pitt Med, Winter 2013/2014, 37

“Tables, For Two,” Pitt Mag, Winter 2014, 44

“Littera Scripta Manet,” Pitt Mag, Winter 2014, 10

“Datebook: Nightlife: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Lady Luck Casino,” Pittsburgh Magazine, December 2013, 116.

“Everyone’s a Ballerina,” Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2013, 23 [link]

“Come Sit by the Fire,” Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2013, 19 [link]

“Disease Seen More Clearly: Seddon Takes on Macular Degeneration,” Pitt Med, Fall 2013, 39

“What Do You Mean?” Pitt, Fall 2013, 11

“Edible Books,” Pitt, Fall 2013, 10

“Obituary: Frederick Brancati,” Pitt Med, Summer 2013, 38

“Matthew Wilson: Cultivating Stem Seedlings,” Pitt Med, Summer 2013, 37

“Down-Home Rock,” Pittsburgh Magazine, June 2013, 19 [link]

“Hustle and Flow,” Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2013, 19 [link]

“Hulk, Smash!” Pitt, Spring 2013, 11

“All Hopped Up,” Pittsburgh Magazine, January 2013, 15 [link]

“Curious Spiders,” Pitt, Winter 2013, 10

“Beautification by Boat,” Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2012, 21 [link]

“Super-Sized,” Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2012, 19 [link]



What Does a Fantastic Mad Scientist Eat for Lunch?, The 412, Pittsburgh Magazine, March 28, 2014, web [link]

OUTrageous Bingo is Raucous Fun for Everyone, After Dark, Pittsburgh Magazine, March 6, 2014, web [link]

Where to Find Nemacolin’s Cheapest Drinks, After Dark, Pittsburgh Magazine, October 24, 2013, web [link]

Great Grown-Up Bars: Hough’s, After Dark, Pittsburgh Magazine, March 14, 2013, web [link]

Walk Away, Hot Metal Bridge, March 5, 2012, web [link]

Culture Death Match #2: Tom Bissell vs. Sarah Vowell (with Salvatore Pane), The Rumpus, September 20, 2010, web [link]

Culture Death Match #1: The Golden Girls vs. Batman: The Animated Series (with Salvatore Pane), The Rumpus, August 23, 2010, web [link]



Paul Gilmartin, Tonic at Vice, March 30, 2017, web [link]

Chad Hunter, Sprout Fund, January 22, 2014, web [link]

Lianna Carrera, Pittsburgh Magazine, January 9, 2014, web [link]

Brian Cohen, Sprout Fund, December 3, 2012, web [link]

Sarah Wexler, Hot Metal Bridge, December 18, 2010, web [link]

Alex Ross, BOMBlog, November 11, 2010, web [link]

Ander Monson, BOMBlog, June 21, 2010, web [link]



Mary Carroll-Hackett, The Real Politics of Lipstick, PANK Blog, February 1, 2011, web [link]

Harriet Brown, Brave Girl Eating, PANK Blog, September 14, 2010, web [link]

Tom Grimes, Mentor: A Memoir, BOMBlog, September 13, 2010, web [link]

Nicole Walker, This Noisy Egg, Hot Metal Bridge, July 15, 2010, web [link]

Dan Holloway, Songs from the Other Side of the Wall, PANK Blog, June 22, 2010, web [link]

Dan Gutstein, Non/Fiction, PANK Blog, June 7, 2010, web [link]