Back in April, my editors at the East Bay Express gave me the OK to cover BottleRock, a three-day music festival that takes place in Napa Valley every year on Memorial Day weekend. It was the continuation of a dream: I had freelanced for the alt-weekly since 2016, got...
Greetings from Chicago, where the temperature is not triple digits like my Southern California homeland – in fact, it's a little bit chilly. I've been in hotel conference rooms most of yesterday and today, talking about the most important work of my career, work most of you don't even...
Gentle cabrones: Every couple of weeks when I was editor of OC Weekly, I'd play out in my mind what I would do the day someone finally barged into my office to murder me. I was at the very end of the building, in the 36th Chamber, so I at least...