I’ve published over 1,200(!) pieces with Fast Company since 2013, with a slant more toward features than commentary—here’s some of both from the past year that I’m pleased with.


“American Gods” Builds Its Mythology Around The Immigrants Who Built America a conversation with the showrunners of the starz series about the show’s unexpected context in a trump administration


The Songs That Made Edgar Wright Make “Baby Driver” in which edgar wright walks me through the stories behind the soundtrack to his music-inspired film

Why Tumblr Is Hosting A Planned Parenthood Rally Instead Of Its Usual SXSW Party on tumblr’s corporate push toward activism

How Adaptive Studios Is Hacking “Development Hell” By Buying Abandoned Screenplays on a production company’s unique approach to intellectual property

“Barry” Director Vikram Gandhi On Why His Obama Biopic Is Like A Superhero Origin Tale on premiering an obama biopic a month after trump’s election


The Blockbuster Breeding Ground: Nacho Vigalondo, Gareth Edwards, And Fantastic Fest on how a small austin film festival has become a breeding ground for blockbuster directors


Mike Judge On The 10th Anniversary Of “Idiocracy” And Predicting The (Near) Future a conversation with mike judge about idiocracy during the 2016 electoral campaign

Bespoke Theatrical Experiences Are Probably The Future Of Movies on how audience-demanded screenings are changing the movie industry

Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater On Taking The “Dusty, Neglected” Brand Into The Future on how archie comics successfully reinvented itself against the odds


How “Creed” Auteur Ryan Coogler Punches Through The Hollywood Mold a conversation with ryan coogler about how he got to be so great, basically


How Wendy’s Ended Up Creating (And Then Deleting) A Coded Racist Meme For Twitter on the fast food chain accidentally posting a pepe meme

These Are The Brands Taking Concrete Political Action In Defiance Of Trump on the difference between mushy brand rhetoric and putting your values in action


How Leonard Cohen’s Later Albums Prove You Can Be Creative Right Up Until The End an obituary for leonard cohen that tours through his late-’00s work


Least Creative Thing Of The Day: Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Context-Free Political Ad
on ad campaigns that treat politics like sports team preferences


Least Creative Thing Of The Day: “A Cure For Wellness” Spreads Fake News Like A Virus on 20th century fox hiring a fake news company to plant viral stories related to their movie


Least Creative Thing Of The Day: Political Ad Attacks A Candidate With College Videos
on jon ossoff’s college videos being brought into his congressional campaign and what that means for other millennials seeking office