I’m a freelance writer reporting on sex, Hollywood, teenagers, and technology for places like Slate, New York, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, DETAILS, the Village Voice, the Columbia Journalism Review, All Things Considered, Poynter, Al Jazeera, The Cato Institute, and The Daily Beast. I’m a co-founder of Tomorrow magazine and contributor to the forthcoming Book of Jezebel. I used to write and edit the lifestyle section of GOOD Magazine. Before that I wrote a column and blog about sex and sexuality for D.C.’s alt-weekly, the Washington City Paper. I live in Los Angeles.
On some next-level shit: An old-school reporter with a supermodern sensibility, and funny as hell.
— an editor
It was as if she could see into my brain: Her changes made me like my thoughts better. After I’d read an essay she’d tweaked, sometimes I would actually like myself better.
— a writer
A young writer tearing a hole in the world around her and finding redemptive aspects even in one of California’s supposedly least-savory industries.
— a reporter
I can’t think of anyone who writes about personal identity or relationships in a more intelligent or engaging fashion.
— a contemporary
You make even a potentially funny story make me want to shoot myself.
— a commenter
— James Deen