I’m a freelance writer reporting on sex, Hollywood, teenagers, and technology for places like Slate, WIRED, ESPN The Magazine, NYMag.comNYTimes.com, Elle.com, the Los Angeles Times, NYLONDETAILS, and the Village Voice. I’m a co-founder of Tomorrow magazine and contributor to the forthcoming Book of Jezebel, and have appeared on CNN and All Things ConsideredI 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

A genius
 James Deen