BEER CHRISTIANITY, a monthly dD column about coming to terms with an Evangelical upbringing, beer, Nashville, and, as always, more.

First Round: “Summertime Semiotics” 
Second Round: “I Was a Christian” 
Third Round: “Did Billy Graham Ruin Punk Shows for Christian Kids?”

“On the One-Year Anniversary of 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand” // Contrary Western (article)
“John Moreland Holds Long-Last Revival After a Storm” // Contrary Western (article)
“God’s Country: Sean Feucht’s Maskless ‘Worship Protests’ and Nashville’s ‘No Drama’ CMA Awards Are Vocal Reminders of Entitlement” // dD (essay)
“I’ve Got the Flashback Blues: Remembering John Prine” // dD (essay)
“Going for a Beer: On Andy Shauf’s The Neon Skyline // dD (essay-review)
“Driving in Circles: On Mac Miller’s Circles // dD (essay-review)
“PELIGRO: Danger and a Higher Power Just North of Nashville” // Entropy (essay)
“This is About Smoking” // Catapult (essay)
“Just Do Something: Talking to Sam Farahmand” // The Rumpus (interview)
“We Used To” // Vol. 1 Brooklyn (essay)
“The Weight” // Dinner Bell Magazine (in print) dD (online) (essay)
“Holy Dogs: Buskers on Broadway” // Us of America (feature)
“Nowhere to Go But Everywhere”
// Native (feature)
“Zen and the Art of Aggression” // Native (feature) 
“Dream Casino”
// Native (feature)
Writer in Residence: Sketches, Stories, Pomes, Complaints // Wirehouse Daily 
PLASTIC VODKA BOTTLE SLEEPOVER, an Interview With Mila Jaroniec // The Rumpus 
75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years
// Parade Magazine (gallery descriptions)
“When The Wolves Came In”
// Nashville Arts
YEARBOOK #3 With Sarah Gerard // The Rumpus (AUDIO interview/essay)
“Langhorne Slim” // The East Nashvillian (feature)
“Somewhere There’s Something” // The East Nashvillian (feature)
“Blaire Alise & The Bombshells: A Wall of Sound” // The East Nashvillian (blog)
“And Then There Was Morning”
 // drDOCTOR (essay)
LAND RUSH David Lusk Art Exhibit
 // Nashville Arts Magazine (profile/preview)
YEARBOOK #2 With Alysia Abbott // The Rumpus (AUDIO interview/essay)
REVIEW of James Dickey’s Death and the Day’s Light // Chapter 16 (book review) 
Perfect Pitch, on Baseball and Creativity With Barry Zito and Ben Folds
// Nashville Scene (article/essay) 
YEARBOOK With Darcey Steinke
// The Rumpus (AUDIO interview/essay)
Kurt Cobain and The Montage of Heck
// Moves Magazine (essay/profile)
Mother’s Day Book Picks // Parade Magazine (book list)
Father’s Day Books // Parade Magazine (book list)
REVIEW of The Sellout by Paul Beatty // The Rumpus (book review)
35 Denton Music Festival // Moves Magazine (article)
McGlue Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novella // Fiction Advocate (book review)
Oxblood and the Ice Age// Big Truths // Nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize (essay)
Interview With NBCC Biography Finalist Linda Leavell // National Books Critics Circle (interview)
Writers Do it Best // Ploughshares Blog (essay)
Using Every Part of the Whale: On Peter Orner’s Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge // The Millions (book review)
“Curled Like One Great Ear on a Sound” // BOMBLOG  (book review)
Review of Crazyhourse Literary Journal / Fall 2013 Issue // The Review Review (book review)
Review of Nick Hornby’s More Baths Less Talking // Coffin Factory  (book review)


EL DORADO novel manuscript excerpt // Hobart
“North to the Future” // Catapult
“Holly” // Oyez Review
“Champagne?”// SmokeLong Quarterly + Interview
“Once it Hits the Air” // Hobart
“Violins” // decomP
     Finalist in Green Mountains Review Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest
     Finalist for the 2014 Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
     Nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize
     Included in The Best of Ten Years 2004-2014 decomP
     Included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2014
“January 6” // H.O.W. Journal
“Just the Reds” // Broken Pencil
“An Instrument” // Heavy Feather Review  + interview
“Hard Cider” // Native Magazine // originally appeared in great weather for MEDIA
Tuesday’s Questions” // CHEAP POP
Bobbie” // Green Mountains Review
Rockaway” // SmokeLong Quarterly + Interview
a Boat Story” // Quiddity
     Winner of The 2015 Editor’s Prize for Prose 
LISTEN to the story here on the NPR member/PRI affiliate WUIS.
“a Letter” // Sobotka


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