Column: As a challenging school year starts, success means working together

Read the op-ed printed the Sunday, August 16, 2020 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser HERE.

Column: Racism exposes American Dream fissures; privilege is more insidious

Read the op-ed printed the Sunday, June 14, 2020 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser HERE.

Courtesy of Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2020.

The latest Rogue Magazine is now available! I interviewed summer cover star Travis Fimmel for the feature. Get your discounted advanced copy & help keep print alive.

Discover the brand new issue with 200+ high-gloss pages, dual covers and 40+ exclusive artist features & find out what Travis is up to now after his legendary five-season run on History Channel’s Vikings.

Photography: Tyler Shields
Styling: Philippe Uter
Grooming: Marissa Machado
Writer: Brooke Nasser

Here & Beyond just published an article I wrote on Waikiki — then and now. I hope to publish several articles on Hawaii this summer and make a small dent in the overwhelming amount of cultural whitewashing that represents the vast majority of media on my state.

Rogue’s year-end Winter Issue features multiple unique cover stories, including my feature on Golden Globe-nominated actor Freddie Highmore.

Rogue Issue No. 8

It also has features on Black Panther star Danai Gurira, who in addition to starring in the world’s first all African-American superhero movie, is hailed for her starring role in The Walking Dead; the iconic Evan Peters, star of American Horror Story who will reprise his role as Quicksilver in the upcoming X-Men Movies Dark Phoenix; and breakout star Gregg Sulkin, Hollywood’s latest it-boy from Marvel’s Runaways.

The year-long photojournalism project I started for the Sun Journal and worked on from November 2016 through October 2017 won Project of the Year in Maine. And here’s the article that kicked it all off! A book version of the series will be published this summer.

The Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston, Maine. Brooke Nasser 2017.

A new feature from my basilica series was just published in the Sunday, March 26 Sun Journal. This one explores some of the fascinating history of the Dominicans in Lewiston. They were invited by the Catholic Diocese in Portland to manage St. Peter’s Church in 1881 and stayed for 105 years.

The Dominicans oversaw the construction of the Cathedral (later Basilica) of Saints Peter and Paul, and were an influential presence in the community for decades. It was an unusual relationship between the diocese and the Order, and the question of who was in charge eventually went all the way to Rome — and the Vatican decided in favor of the Dominicans!

In 1986, the Order officially turned over the administration to the Diocese. Today, there is only one Dominican left, Brother Raoul (Irénée) Richard, O.P., the last Dominican at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul.

Two new articles for the Visit Maine website.

10 (or so) Fun things to do Indoors

Eagle Lake Abandoned Train Yards

I was able to spend some time at the Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston this past week and wrote a feature about it for the Thanksgiving edition of the Sun Journal. The center started as a soup kitchen in the basement of the Trinity Episcopal Church in 1991 and became an independent nonprofit offering a variety of free social services to the people of L-A in 2001. December marks its 25th anniversary in our community, a truly amazing feat for a nonprofit.

Cult of Ignorance, a feature on intelligence from Rogue Issue No. 3 is now available to read at Rogue Mag online.


I’ve started doing freelance copywriting work for BVK out of Milwaukee, Wis. Recent projects include editorials on gorgeous travel destinations in Maine for the Office of Tourism account.

Height of Land

Photo by Brooke Nasser
Photo by Brooke Nasser

B-52 Crash Site

The latest Life on the Androscoggin is now live on Bangor Daily News.

This is a good one! A deeper look at the Androscoggin Courthouse & Jail and the fierce battle that waged between Lewiston and Auburn over the location of the county seat in 1854!

(Spoiler alert: Auburn won.)


You can now read my cover feature on Jim Sturgess for Rogue Magazine Issue #3 online HERE.

Photo by Matt Licari
Photo by Matt Licari

Feature profile on Robin Lord Taylor.

Photo by Philip Aufort
Photo by Philip Aufort

Life on Androscoggin INTRO

Life on the Androscoggin is a bi-monthly photojournalism column highlighting the rich history of the county, with a particular focus on Maine’s twin cities, Lewiston and Auburn. L/A’s history is unavoidable: her streets are crowded with the ghosts and relics of her past. Each post will take readers on a virtual walking tour using historical documents and, when available, personal diaries and first-hand accounts of the people who lived and worked in the area. It will also juxtapose old and new photos with contemporary perspectives to show how much has changed… And how much has remained intact.

Very exciting news! All of my favorite things — historical sleuthing, photography & wandering, and personal stories — rolled into one.

Rogue Magazine Issue #2 includes features I wrote on three creative, inspiring women:

Zella Day

Christian Serratos

Caity Lotz

Visit Rogue online to order a print or digital copy HERE!

Feature on SBCR (aka The Bloody Beetroots) for Rogue Magazine. Read it HERE!


Feature on Mercedes Mason, breakout star of Fear the Walking Dead, for Rogue Magazine. Read it HERE!

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Feature on Beth Riesgraf for Rogue Magazine. Read it HERE!

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Feature on AWOLNATION for Ladygunn Magazine. Order it HERE!

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