Rose to fame as a writer and editor for Slate Magazine. He is also known for hosting the magazine's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.
He earned a degree in computer science and history from Brown University. He began writing for Slate in 2003.
In 2004, he won a Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for Media Reporting/Criticism.
Born and raised in New Orleans, he later settled in Washington D.C.
He received praise for a 2013 article he wrote about Linda Taylor, a woman Ronald Reagan termed a "welfare queen."