"American Idol" and the evolution of criticism The Atlantic - April 8, 2016

"American Idol" and the evolution of criticism
The Atlantic - April 8, 2016

"Boyhood": The most boring Oscar-worthy film of the year Houston Press - February 19, 2015

"Boyhood": The most boring Oscar-worthy film of the year
Houston Press - February 19, 2015

Introducing Tara Seetharam Country Universe - April 21, 2009

Introducing Tara Seetharam
Country Universe - April 21, 2009

Why "American Idol" still outshines The Voice: Outspoken Connick and return to roots add spark CultureMap - January 15, 2014

Why "American Idol" still outshines The Voice: Outspoken Connick and return to roots add spark
CultureMap - January 15, 2014

Country Universe’s best singles of 2013, Part Two: #20-#1 Country Universe - December 31, 2013

Country Universe’s best singles of 2013, Part Two: #20-#1
Country Universe - December 31, 2013

"Nashville" fights Nashville stereotypes with thoughtful, spunky first season Houston Press - April 29, 2013

"Nashville" fights Nashville stereotypes with thoughtful, spunky first season
Houston Press - April 29, 2013

Five lessons from "American Idol" Season 11: Talent-rich competition promises another male winner CultureMap - May 22, 2012

Five lessons from "American Idol" Season 11: Talent-rich competition promises another male winner
CultureMap - May 22, 2012

"How I Met Your Mother" comes full circle after nine seasons Houston Press - March 28, 2014

"How I Met Your Mother" comes full circle after nine seasons
Houston Press - March 28, 2014

Revamped "X Factor" judging panel is lackluster and Britney Spears is bland in Austin debut CultureMap - May 26, 2012

Revamped "X Factor" judging panel is lackluster and Britney Spears is bland in Austin debut
CultureMap - May 26, 2012

"Parenthood": The next generation of (embarrassment-free) family television Houston Press - December 17, 2012

"Parenthood": The next generation of (embarrassment-free) family television
Houston Press - December 17, 2012

A conversation with Katie Armiger Country Universe - January 15, 2013

A conversation with Katie Armiger
Country Universe - January 15, 2013

Weird Nicki Minaj advice, Kelly Clarkson love and an idle car: Houston's own Amber Holcomb breaks down her "Idol" run CultureMap - March 27, 2013

Weird Nicki Minaj advice, Kelly Clarkson love and an idle car: Houston's own Amber Holcomb breaks down her "Idol" run
CultureMap - March 27, 2013

Single review: Chris Young, "Neon" Country Universe - May 19, 2012

Single review: Chris Young, "Neon"
Country Universe - May 19, 2012

A conversation with Katie Cook Country Universe - August 21, 2009

A conversation with Katie Cook
Country Universe - August 21, 2009

Texas' truest cowboy George Strait bids Houston farewell in unforgettable Rodeo concert CultureMap - March 18, 2013

Texas' truest cowboy George Strait bids Houston farewell in unforgettable Rodeo concert
CultureMap - March 18, 2013

Maroon 5 at Reliant Stadium Houston Press - March 14, 2014

Maroon 5 at Reliant Stadium
Houston Press - March 14, 2014

"American Idol" finalist Kree Harrison wows big crowd at hometown concert as wacky season nears end CultureMap - May 8, 2013

"American Idol" finalist Kree Harrison wows big crowd at hometown concert as wacky season nears end
CultureMap - May 8, 2013

Single reviews round-up: Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, & Kip Moore Country Universe - April 11, 2013

Single reviews round-up: Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, & Kip Moore
Country Universe - April 11, 2013

Carly Rae Jepsen: Her '90s POV in "Call Me Maybe" Houston Press - June 26, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen: Her '90s POV in "Call Me Maybe"
Houston Press - June 26, 2012

Single review: Lady Antebellum, "Our Kind of Love" Country Universe - June 3, 2010

Single review: Lady Antebellum, "Our Kind of Love"
Country Universe - June 3, 2010

Single review: Chris Stapleton, “What Are You Listening To?” Country Universe - August 31, 2013

Single review: Chris Stapleton, “What Are You Listening To?”
Country Universe - August 31, 2013