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

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

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Just One More: Inside the Shadow Evacuation of Kabul for WIRED

Getting to Know My Sister on the Oregon Trail for WIRED

The New Jersey Joy of Tommy DeVito for GQ

35 Years After Bull Durham, the Durham Bulls Are Still the Biggest Team in Little Baseball for GQ

The War On Terror Created a Cancer Crisis. These Vets Are Fighting Back for The New Republic

Take Two: On Robert Lester Folsom's Second Act for The Oxford American

In Defense of Sprinting for The New York Times

'The Face of Black Snowboarding' is 'Looking for the Next Me' for The New York Times

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

Where Does A 225-Year-Old Warship Get Its Parts? At the Navy's Forest, Of Course for National Geographic

We Indulged our Son During Lockdown. Did that Change Him? for Scientific American

Universal Basic Income is Working — Even in Red States for Insider

A Modern Etiquette Guide for Group Chats for Insider

What Kids Lose Without Snow Days for Vox

From Tragedy to Triumph: Nida Allam's History-Making Journey for The Bitter Southerner (featured on Longreads)

I Think I'm Going to Miss Being Locked Down for The Guardian

How Mick Jagger Rocked a Plucky Charlotte Dive Bar for Garden & Gun

Finding Mississippi John Hurt for Salvation South

Seeds For Marvin for Salvation South

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

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The East Coast Greenway is Becoming One of America's Most Visited Outdoor Spaces for Condé Nast Traveler

Exploring Ancient Italian Villages, Our Ten-Month-Old in Tow for The Toronto Star

Where Do the Travel Writers Long to Travel? for The Toronto Star

A Day Trip to Tivoli for Travel + Leisure

Ski Trippin' in North Carolina for Condé Nast Traveler

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

The South’s Best Pizza for Southern Living

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The Raccoons of Central Park Move Fast. On Bikes for The New York Times

Is American Cycling on the Verge of its Third Great Era? for Bicycling Magazine

Riding Across the Ocean... Kind Of for The Radavist

Vintage Rides Ride for The Radavist

A Muddy Race, A Million Buttes, and One Very Novice Mountain Biker: A Weekend on the Maah Daah Hey Trail for The Radavist

A Cyclist's Guide to Greenville, South Carolina for Condé Nast Traveler

The Thrill of Cycling North Dakota's Maah Daah Hey Trail for Condé Nast Traveler

Watching the Tour de France from the Side of a Mountain for Bicycling Magazine

Dispatch from a Most Ridiculous Bike Race for Bicycling Magazine

The Inch that Changed Owen Cole's Life for Bicycling Magazine

Community Profile: Black Girls Do Bike for Bandit Running

I also provide daily coverage focusing on the bike racing industry for Bicycling Magazine. Click here to find my contributor page. 

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My Family’s Secret Recipe for Immortality for Catapult

Language Lessons at Crook's Corner for The Bitter Southerner

My Mother the Crow for Salvation South

Learning to Love Frozen Again for Disney/Inside The Magic

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

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What the Fuck is a Tie, Anyway? for Wry Times

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

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