Selected Online Publications


2022: I did a 4-month stint as Dear Prudence while Jenee Desmond-Harris was on leave. Check out the 125 advice columns I wrote during that time.


2016-2020: daily humor column on pop culture and politics Eric Reads the News.

Selected highlights
TV Commentary:
The New Food TV Is a Sous-Vide For the Soul
When the Teenage Dream Looks Like You
‘Queer Eye’: A Docu-Series About Queer Emotional Labor
The Whitney/Brandy ‘Cinderella’: One of the Most Important Movies of the 90s

The ‘City of Angels’ Soundtrack Is Still the Best Album to Cry To
Every Sandra Bullock Outfit in ‘While You Were Sleeping’ Is Pajamas
Groundhog Date

It Does Not Matter If You’re Good (Pocket Best of 2020 selection)
Trump, His Racism, and Finding Hope for the Future
The Death of American Christianity

Trying New Things!:
I Was a Male Makeup Virgin Until Rihanna Came Into My Life
I’ve Been on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fitness Journey


‘Anything Good in This Country Has Had to Be Wrestled Free.’ What Whitney Houston’s Rendition of the National Anthem Taught Me About America

The New York Times

Book Review: Billy Porter’s New Book Isn’t Just a Memoir; It’s a Testimony
Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake
Book Review: Writing Lines for Obama, Mixing Comedy and Hope
Fashion: Gucci’s Diversity Drag
Travel: A Proposal at 6,436 Feet, With No Sushi in Sight

O, the Oprah Magazine: A Incomplete List of Coming Outs

W Magazine: Why Renata is the Star of Big Little Lies, According to Renata

Newsworks: On the Sound of Black Joy