- "Stress-nesting During a Season of Turmoil," an essay about lamps and helplessness, at The Billfold.
- "Hail Dayton," an essay attempting to make sense of Dayton, Tennessee, home of the Scopes Monkey Trial, in the spring issue of The Oxford American.
- Can’t Take It With You, an occasional column about money and death, at The Billfold.
- "Furbaby Fever," an essay about how my dog is not my child, at Matter.
- A short piece about Senoia, Georgia, part of a big “Small Towns We Love” package in the July issue of Southern Living.
- An interview with Susan Orlean about the diet book she co-wrote with fellow New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, at Slate.
- "Aint’s," an essay about family and place, in Guernica’s excellent American South issue.
- "Home Sweet Dearborn," a profile of Dr. Linda Ellington, Atlanta’s most beloved veterinarian, for the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.
- "Hunger," an essay about ambition and appetite, in the first issue of Scratch, a new digital magazine about writers and money. (Read the whole thing on Medium.)
- "The Next Generation of Country Music," a profile series, in January’s Southern Living.
- Brother Journal #2, about Charleston, S.C.’s Clammer Dave.
- Flannery O’Connor portrait zine release party, on the precariousness of genealogy (49:00).
- Write Club Atlanta, December 2013, on narwhals and gullibility.
- True Story!, November 2012, on my #1 childhood dreamboat, Gunther Gebel Williams
Communal Commuting: What I’ve Learned from Riding MARTA, essay, June 2013
My Haunted South, essay, November 2012
- The Believer
The Woodstock of the South: A Rock Festival’s Unmaking of an American Town, feature, July/August 2012
- The Billfold
Out of Work, Out to California, essay, April 2012
- The Paris Review
Child Mortality, essay, June 2013
Other People’s Churches, essay, October 2011
Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, review, July 2012
- The Hairpin
Moving Day, essay, September 2012