Essays & Criticism
If He Hollers Let Him Go
Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his own show.
The Old Man at Burning Man
It’s something we’ve all been meaning to do. The father-son bonding adventure. You know: The big fishing excursion, The road trip down Route 66. Last year, Wells Tower took a completely different approach with his dad: Burning Man, the world’s largest chemically enhanced self-expression festival. They went to witness the Slut Olympics. They went to see the art. They went to discover what draws 60,000 people to one of the least hospitable places on Earth. Then they set up camp and took off their clothes. And things got truly interesting.
Thanksgiving in Mongolia
Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth.
Sliver of Sky
Confronting the trauma of sexual abuse. [subscription required]
Life as a Terrorist
Uncovering my FBI file. [subscription required]