Review Time, Baby: Clio’s Year in Review

This year was my first as a full-time freelancer. We made it! I say we because I truly could not have done it without so many friends, editors, coworkers, and union buds who helped me at every turn, from looking over first drafts to always pushing me to ask for more money. As my supportive boyfriend the hot duck says, weep weep! Here are some of my favorite pieces I published in 2019: 

Gone Girl

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I went on two (2) separate tours with Pop Up this year, for a grand total of 17 shows across the country, and it was some of the most fun and interesting work I’ve ever done. I love tour! While that work is ephemeral by nature, I also wrote an accompanying feature for California Sunday Magazine about the long, loving search for Betsy, a cow that has been on the run for over a year in Anchorage.

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The Familiar Defiance of Wesley Yang

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A review of Wesley Yang’s essay collection.

How to Save Journalism


I’m a media bad boy and I know how.

Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan

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A profile of Elizabeth Warren.

Why Is Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Dream a Sad Joke?


A profile of Wilhelm de Blasio.

5 Women On What It’s Actually Like To Have Universal Health Care


Interviews with women from five countries with universal health care systems—Canada, Iceland, Taiwan, Australia, and the UK—about their daily interactions with their country’s medical systems.

Democratic Candidates Explained in Sixty Seconds

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My shirt is wrinkled, never put me on camera again.

What Can a Star Like Cardi B Do for a Politician Like Sanders?


On Cardi B (my mom) interviewing Bernie Sanders (my other mom).

The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy


A gif of me, when I see my enemies having little a salami online.

Jezebel Blogs

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Thank you to Clover for accepting my good blog pitches. Here is my profile of Luna Tolentino, the next big dog. 


And here is my blog about my best friend, jacket


RIP to the good blogs Clover rejected, I guess she can’t be right all the time. 

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See you next year!


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