I wrote about the myth surrounding pandemic unemployment benefits and labor force participation for The Washington Post.
At The Washington Post, I wrote about what Capitol attack reveals about the mainstreaming of political violence.
Over at Slate, I added vital context to the Colonel Sanders Lifetime movie with tales of his real life, um, lust.
I wrote about working as a census taker and the total chaos and implications of the 2020 count for The Atlantic.
For Vox, I took a long look at the social conditions that turned fitness trackers into a consumer fixture.
I wrote about the viral Popeyes chicken sandwich and the very involved creative process of its culinary team for TIME.
For TIME, I explained the very Texan despair over the sale of the Whataburger chain to a Chicago investment firm.
I joined Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street podcast to talk about the sad tale of defunct fast-food chains.
I appeared on The History Channel’s latest season of Modern Marvels. Check it out here!
I talked about the good and bad of fast food with Dr. Marcia Chatelain on Ed Levine’s Special Sauce podcast.
I joined Oscar Ramirez of The Daily Dive to talk about the rise of ghost kitchens in American restaurants.
I launched The Crunchwrap, a semi-frequent newsletter on Substack. Check it out here!
I spoke with Tracy Smith for CBS Sunday Morning about drive-thru culture in the time of coronavirus.
Smithsonian Magazine picked Drive-Thru Dreams as one of the best food books of 2019.
Amazon named Drive-Thru Dreams to its list of best books of 2019.
I joined Texas Public Radio’s The Source to talk about the effect of fast food on communities and plant-based burgers.
Louisa Torres of NPR’s The Salt and I discussed the intricacies and complexities of America’s relationship with fast food.
Drive-Thru Dreams has been selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Month by Amazon Book Review.
I joined NPR/KBUR’s On Point to talk Drive-Thru Dreams, American mobility, fast-food history, and Taco Bell.
Kate Bernot and I caught up about the culture and criticism of fast food for The Takeout.
Over at Vox, Rachel Sugar and I discussed how fast food explains national divides and offers unlikely meeting places.
I also talked about Drive-Thru Dreams and American history with Anna Diamond over at The Smithsonian.
Just ahead of its release, Drive-Thru Dreams was named a
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week.