Publications

 

LITERATURE & POP CULTURE

Middle-earth’s Weirdest Movie: Rankin-Bass’ Animated The Return of the KingTor.com

Thor: Ragnarok Takes on Masculine Stereotypes and Shows Us a Better WayTor.com

What Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Maps Reveal About Its Middle-earth Prequel SeriesVulture

Movies of Middle-earth: Ralph Bakshi’s Animated The Lord of the Rings Shows the True Perils of PowerTor.com

Movies of Middle-earth: Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings Brought Tolkien from the Counterculture to the Big ScreenTor.com

The Dead and the Undead: James Joyce and the Origin of the Modern Vampire … Penguin Random House (Unbound Worlds)

The Stars Are Isles: Moby-Dick‘s Enduring Influence on Science Fiction … Penguin Random House (Unbound Worlds)

Movies of Middle-earth: 1977’s The Hobbit Showed Us the Future of Pop CultureTor.com

Gods and Spirits (….and Whatever Totoro Is): Exploring Miyazaki’s Fantasy World Tor.com

Review of Roxane Gay’s AyitiChicago Reader “Culture Vultures”

HUMOR

I’m Worried I’ll Never Get Around to Using All These Good Band NamesPoints in Case

Congratulations on Publishing Your First BabyThe Rumpus

Smaug vs. Durin’s Bane: Who Would Win in the Ultimate Dragon/Balrog Showdown? Tor.com

How to Tell If You Are in a J.R.R. Tolkien Book … The Toast

The Illegitimacy of Aragorn’s Claim to the Throne … The Toast

The Most Metal Deaths in Middle-earth, Ranked … The Toast

How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate … The Toast

“Hilarious… Incredibly funny” – Charlie Jane Anders, io9

PERSONAL ESSAYS

While Teaching in Japan, It Took an Enemy to Make Me Feel at Home Catapult

Where the Stars Are Strange: J.R.R. Tolkien and Me Catapult

Featured on The Rec Center

Teshima: On Hearing Loss, My Son, and the SeaCatapult

Featured on The Rumpus’s This Week In Essays

Tumbleweed  Down the Block: An Anthology of City Life

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

The Ghost of Grammy Goneril (audio story)  Cast of Wonders, Episode 140

The Ghost of Grammy Goneril … Underneath the Juniper Tree, Halloween 2013

Fangs  Spellbound, Fall 2013

Mab Ipswich and the Skull of Althazaar … Underneath the Juniper Tree, Summer 2012

The Web at the End of the Woods … Underneath the Juniper Tree, April 2012

Mab Ipswich Vs. Principal Goblinson  Underneath the Juniper Tree, March 2012

The Monster and Mab Ipswich  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Feb. 2012; Underneath the Juniper Tree 2012 Anthology

Mab Ipswich and the Stinking Storm  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Winter 2011

Mab Ipswich: The Wickedest Witch  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Nov. 2011

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