Writing about film and TV, I’ve had a particular focus on up-and-coming actors and directors — many of whom, like Florence Pugh, Jodie Comer, and Ross Lynch, very quickly grew out of “up-and-coming.”


W magazine, 13 December 2017

In Phantom Thread Star Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis May Have Finally Met His Match in His Last Role

A profile of emerging actor Vicky Krieps, who stars opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the Paul Thomas Anderson film Phantom Thread.

Stereogum, 30 July 2018

Nico’s Story Is Much Bigger Than The Velvet Underground. Susanna Nicchiarelli Is Here To Tell It.

An interview with the director of the biopic Nico, 1988, which focuses on the last two years of the singer and model’s life.

Meet Lady MacBeth's Florence Pugh, a Truly Modern Feminist Hero in a Corset

A profile of the actor Florence Pugh (the first of two I wrote for W) around her film debut Lady Macbeth.

W magazine, 12 July 2017

Anna Baryshnikov Is Ready to Be a Leading Lady

A profile of Manchester By the Sea star Anna Baryshnikov, the daughter of dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov,

W magazine, 16 November 2016

Teen Vogue, 23 August 2018

"Skate Kitchen" Director Crystal Moselle on Why It’s So Important To Take Young Women Seriously

An interview with the director of the teen coming-of-age skateboarding drama Skate Kitchen, which she’s now making into a television series with HBO.

Ross Lynch Has Really Got the Range, From Song-and-Dance Disney Star to Serial Killer

A profile of the Disney star-turned-My Friend Dahmer (and, eventually, The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina) star Ross Lynch.

W magazine, 7 November 2017

Putting Together the Pieces of Toni Morrison

An interview with portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who made the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

Electric Literature, 11 July 2019

Why Charlize Theron Is the James Bond We Need Now

An essay, accompanying W’s July 2017 cover shoot with actor Charlize Theron, about why she’s poised to be the first woman James Bond.

W magazine, 17 July 2017

The Dark, Twisted Natalie Portman in Jackie Is the Natalie Portman We’ve Been Missing

An essay on the return of Black Swan Natalie Portman — the best Natalie Portman.

W magazine, 1 December 2017


Outlander Star Caitriona Balfe, a Modern Woman at Fashion Week, Grapples with the Fan Response to Her 20th-Century Birth Scene

A getting-ready story with Caitriona Balfe, whom I accompanied to the Delpozo show at New York Fashion Week

W magazine, 14 September 2017

Jodie Comer is the Fiery Young Queen of Your Game of Thrones Replacement The White Princess

A profile of the actor Jodie Comer, who went on to star opposite Sandra Oh in Killing Eve.

W magazine, 11 April 2017

Sonequa Martin-Green, Star Trek: Discovery’s Fiery New First Officer, on the Premiere's Shocking Death and That Cliffhanger

A profile of actor Sonequa Martin-Green, the star of the rebooted Star Trek series Discovery.

W magazine, 25 September 2017