Writer, musician, record label owner, expatriated New Yorker, and grown boy from the Jersey Shore based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Scroll down for some of my favorite clips.

*It’s pronounced “Ven-you-toll-oh Mon-tove-ah-nee”



Family History, Uncovered in Quarantine for The New York Times

The Quiet Rise of Martin Truex Jr. for The New York Times

From Tragedy to Triumph: Nida Allam's History-Making Journey for The Bitter Southerner

The A-to-Zs of Record Collecting for Discogs

NASCAR’S Big Star: Brehanna Daniels is Having a Good Year for Victory Journal

How I Learned to Shoot from a Pair of Green Berets for Guns and Ammo/AR-15 Magazine

Southern is Not a Style for The New York Times

Five Sites That Tell North Carolina's Civil Rights Story for Our State Magazine

The South’s Best Pizza for Southern Living

Scene Report: Rock in Cleveland for Bandcamp

Charlotte’s Rich Pageant: On the Ground at the Coca Cola 600 for Indy Week

Sweeping Up: A Delightful Visit to the Triangle Curling Club for Indy Week


Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy for The New York Times (front page, Sunday Edition)

Isaias Pummels the East Coast for The New York Times

An Invisible Line Cleaves a Region into Political Camps for The New York Times

For 39 Years, All About Beer Shaped the Craft Beer Scene. This is How it Collapsed for Indy Week


My Family’s Secret Recipe for Immortality for Catapult

Lessons in Waiting for Yes for The Millions

In Search Of: Grandmas for Catapult

That Time Sturgill Simpson Gave Me His Door Money for Cuepoint Magazine

On American Pop in All Its Grotesque Beauty for Talkhouse

Coney Island and the New York We Left Behind for Age of Awareness

My Journey Back to the Bar for SOFLETE

Where I Am (On Writing) for The Writing Cooperative


12 Hollywood Sequels Least Likely to Make it Out of Development Hell for Wry Times

The United States of Springsteen for Wry Times

Dear Scientists, Have You Tried Curing COVID-19 with Some Motherfucking James Gang? for Wry Times

Autumnal Chicken Recipe for Wry Times


Buzz Osborne is Definitely Embracing the Rub for CLTure.org

David Cross Keeps Writing the Story the Way He Wants for CLTure.org

And They Keep Coming Back: An Interview with Jim Gaffigan for CLTure.org

Marc Rebillet's Pandemic-Proof Model for CLTure.org

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