Hello, I’m Rachel.

I am a writer, reporter, and cultural critic living in NYC. I am available (as of this moment) to write for you. Say hello. 

I write and report features and essays about (in no particular order): fame, women, music, history, film, fashion, television, books, art, politics, New York, the Internet, performance, feminism, visual culture, glamour, perfume, forgotten eccentrics, self-perception, celebrity exercise videos from the 1980, and whatever else crosses my path in a given week. I have profiled musicians, actors, comedians, magicians, writers, composers, web moguls, artists, designers, perfumers, pop stars, divas, and legendary New Yorkers in caftans.

Currently, I write the On and Off The Avenue column about fashion and consumer culture for The New

My work has appeared in/on: The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Elle, The Gentlewoman, Elle UK, The New Republic, GQ, T Magazine, Surface, Grantland, Pacific Standard, New York, Pitchfork, Matter, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, PBS, Rolling Stone, NPR's All Things Considered, and elsewhere. I spoke about some of the profile writing work I do on the Longform Podcast in 2015.