Hello, I'm Rachel.
I am a writer, reporter, critic & editor living in NYC.
I am available (as of this moment) to write for you. Say hello.
As a writer, I publish reported features and essays about: culture, women, music, history, film, fashion, television, books, art, politics, New York, the Internet, celebrity, feminism, visual culture 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.
My work has appeared in/on: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, 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.
In fall 2017, I will begin writing a monthly TV column in The New Republic.
I am currently working on a nonfiction book (for Random House). It is exciting and terrifying and a whole process. It also gives my mother something to tell people about what I do all day. Stay tuned.
I have two newsletters: The one I write alone is called Adventuress. Subscribe for stories of dead ladies and old New York.
With my best friend (and force of nature) Helena Fitzgerald, I run a newsletter about perfume called The Dry Down. We have since expanded the letter into live events (with more projects coming soon!). A Dry Down podcast is coming sometime in 2017.