These are my more recent articles written for the The Washington Post Express, with
the newest ones at the top. Images of my cover stories are at left. Go to
this page for my
older WashPost Express articles.
Liner Notes: John Doe's 'Keeper'  

Terry Adams: Leader of the Quartet  

Dismemberment Plan: A People's History  

Tom Principato: Just Add Friends  

Liner Notes: Ponytail's 'Do Whatever You Want'  

Still Quite the Big Scene: Seldom Scene  

Drop the Ball with a Big Band: Nnenna Freelon  

Kosher Christmas: Good for the Jews  

Ditching the Instruments: Anonymous 4  

Christmas Tunes in Full Swing: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Hardcore History: Government Issue Reunites  

Against the Odds: You, Me & Everyone We Know  

Not Too Cool for Christmas: Dan Hicks  

Warpaint: L.A. Gear  

Tennis: Anyone for Tennis?  

Dan Hicks: Not Too Cool for Christmas  

Gay Talese: The Art of Sportswriting  

Solid German Engineering: KT Tunstall  

Washington Chorus: Rachmaninoff-Ready  

On Broadway: Sondheim Talks Sondheim  

Seriously Strumming: Danielle Ate the Sandwich  

It's a Canadian Thing: Women  

It Takes Three: Grass Widow  

Beth Nielsen Chapman: A Little Help from My Friends  

Cap'n Jazz: Once More, With Feeling  

DM Stith: Ghost in the Machine  

Natalie Merchant: Poetic License  

Liner Notes: Alejandro Escovedo's 'Street Songs of Love'  

Behind the Beat: Chris Felver, Director  

Realistic Romance: Lori Gottlieb  

Liner Notes: The Dream Syndicate's 'Medicine Show'  

Charity Begins at 'Home:' Mary McBride  

Christopher Hitchens: Controversy Calling  

Pieces of the Counterculture: 'Five Easy Pieces'  

Light Pollution: Impure Pop for Now People  

Liner Notes: Tift Merritt on 'See You on the Moon'  

Spiritual Calling: Kathleen Battle  

Swimming Deeper: The Besnard Lakes  

Liner Notes: Mary Gauthier on 'The Foundling'  

Homecoming Queen of Comedy: Whitney Cummings  

Liner Notes: Josh Ritter on 'So Runs the World Away'  

Schoolhouse Rock: Dan Zanes & Friends  

Shredded Beats: Kaki King Explores a New Sound on 'Junior'  

Liner Notes: Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'The Age of Miracles'  

Sweet Change: Cowboy Junkies on the 'Nomad Series'  

The Neverlution Will Not Be Televised: Christopher Titus  

Pretty Boy: Director, Playwright Neil Labute  

The Road to Freedom: Alicia Keys  

A Change of Atmosphere: Beach House  

Blind Ambition: Fruit Bats, Black Cat     

Bowling for Death: The Black Dahlia Murder  


Funnyman for the Whole Family: Harland Williams  

No More Chains: Gilberto Gil  

Liner Notes: Ted Leo on 'The Brutalist Bricks'  

Dance Dance Resolution: Fitz & the Tantrums  

Duo Dynamics: Baltimore Two-Piece Wye Oak  

Old-Fashioned Modernity: Leif Ove Andsnes  

Standards Issue: Michael Feinstein

The Thao of Introspection: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down  

Tween Girls Get an 'Idol': Brooke White  

The Art of Surfacing: Great Lake Swimmers Rise Above     

A Pulverizing Sound: Polvo  


Revelation In a Hush: Priscilla Ahn  

The Road To Recovery: The Dead's Mark Karan  

Attitude Adjustments: Sebastien Grainger  

An Rx for Rockin': 4 Out of 5 Doctors  

Let's Dance, Again: On Wednesdays, Tattoo Rides the '80s Wave  

Folk Was I: Jenny Owen Youngs  

Electric Cabaret: Fischerspooner  

Too Cool for School: The Sippy Cups  

The Pastoral Past: Bowerbirds  

Motor City Meatman: Tesco Vee  

Power Pop People: Tiny Animals  

Keep On Swinging: Dan Hicks  

Bob Mould: Songs and Stories  

Anger Management: Bloc Party  

Echoes of the Past: The Crystal Stilts  

Reigniting a Passion: Britain's Tindersticks  

Ian MacLagan: Faces Forward  

Tragedy of a Lost Boy: Benjy Ferree  

Foreign Intrigue: Fujiya & Miyagi  

Amy Dickinson on 'The Mighty Queens of Freeville'  

Roaring Out of the Garage: Magic Christian  

This Year's Models: The Virgins  

Steady as He Goes: Keyboardist Franz Nicolay