I’m an editor and writer in New York City. My two books are Action: A Book About Sex (Grand Central, 2016) and No One Does It Like You (Workman, 2019). If you’re considering buying them: Thank you, and please do so at your local bookstore or Bookshop.

I’m a senior editor at VICE. Previously, I was the editor-in-chief of Talkhouse, a story editor at Rookie, and an associate editor at BuzzFeed. I was the founding editor of the Saturday-diary repository Enormous Eye, and the singer and lyricist for popular rock and roll group Store Front. (I also live in a storefront.)

You can reach me at rushandpush@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Clinton Hill, 1:04 A.M.The New York Times Magazine

I’ll Be Your Mirror” Rookie

Who Killed New York City?The New Republic

Could You Please Wipe My Teeth?Dazed & Confused

Irreplaceable You: How Does It Feel to See the Band of Your Dreams Reunite?BuzzFeed

I Lost a Shoe at New York Fashion WeekBuzzFeed

The Allure of Young Truman Capotei-D

Soft PowerRookie

What Women Really Want to Hear From MenComplex (I promise that it’s not how it sounds)

Teen Vogue’s Political Coverage Provokes Teens — and AdultsThe Village Voice

Here’s How Social Media ‘Thinspiration’ Bans Are Actually Working Out” BuzzFeed

Following David Bowie’s Lead Means Listening To OurselvesThe FADER

Just 4 Kydz Fun Zone” The Hairpin


Welcome to Hell: A Conversation With New York’s First PunkBuzzFeed

Interview: Blondie” NME

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Talks Her Favorite Apps, Diversity in the Tech World, and MoreComplex

Meet Mitski, An Electric Folk Singer Making Sad Songs For Grown-Ups The FADER

Nikki Giovanni on Trusting Your Own Voice” The Creative Independent

Ocean Vuong on Being Generous in Your Work” The Creative Independent

Wayne Koestenbaum on Finding Freedom in FormThe Creative Independent

Angel Olsen Has A Lot To Say Right NowThe FADER

The Future Is Here: Behind the Scenes at Opening CeremonyComplex

Morrissey’s Elegant Midlife Crisis: 20 Years of Vauxhall and IRolling Stone

Theme Song: ShamirRookie

They Might Be Giants at 33: We’re (Still) Here, We’re Weird, Get Used to UsRolling Stone

Joan Jett Opens Up About Her Biggest Transformation YetBuzzFeed

Lollapalooza lineup paints puzzling picture of music festival monotony” The Guardian

Where Are All the Women at Coachella?BuzzFeed


Learning the Face-ics” Rookie (makeup video tutorial series)

Face CadetJezebel (beauty column)

Damn Girl Ya Look GoodRookie

BEAUTY DARE: Siouxsie SiouxBuzzFeed

Oh! You Pretty Things” Rookie


Eating the Cosmos” Food52 (food column)

Daily AffirmationsLenny Letter (general advice column)

StargrazingLucky Peach (food column)

Doing DrugsRookie

How To Overcome ShynessRookie

Just Wondering: I Have No Idea What to Do With My LifeRookie

Just Wondering: I’m Becoming Disenchanted With RelationshipsRookie

The DisconnectRookie

Party TricksRookie

Have It Your WayRookie


I am the founding editor-in-chief/socket of the website Enormous Eye, which asks writers to log every last thing that happens to them on a Saturday. Here is my introductory entry. I’m taking a break from publishing new entries for the moment, but there are so many extant entries to love from Durga Chew-Bose, Tavi Gevinson, Luc Sante, Dayna Tortorici, Judnick Mayard, and very many more.