Short Stuff

Press Rogue, a media criticism column (Harper’s Magazine)


On the Mountain Time zone (The New York Times Magazine)

On covering the NBA during the coronavirus pandemic (Columbia Journalism Review)

On the perplexing lack of observation decks in Boston (Boston)

On the GOP and conservative media’s Democratic scandal industrial complex (n+1)

On political journalists not over-learning the lessons of 2016 (Columbia Journalism Review)

On the curatorial process behind The Museum of Bad Art (Harper’s Magazine)

On the press’ blind deference to think tanks (Components)

On The New Yorker‘s insufferable prose style (The Baffler)

On cable news’ Mueller investigation dramatis personae  (Components)

On how baseball analytics serve the game’s billionaire owners (The Baffler)

On high-rent blight in Harvard Square (Boston)


On Beatriz Bracher’s Antonio (The Nation)

On Instagram-ready desert art (High Country News)

On Roberto Lovato’s Unforgetting (The Nation)

On María Sonia Cristoff’s Include Me Out (The Nation)

On Susan Sternberg’s Machine (The Nation)

On Benjamin Dreyer’s Dreyer’s English (The Nation)

On Disney+ and the streaming wars (Fatherly)

On A.S. Hamrah’s The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing, 2002-2018 (Guernica)

On Yi T’aejun’s Dust and Other Stories (The Harvard Review)

On Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu (Guernica)

On Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of a Polar Bear (BOMB Magazine)


With A.S. Hamrah, film critic (Components)

With Emma Ramadan, translator from the French (BOMB Magazine)

With Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, editor of Muriel Rukeyser (Harper’s Magazine)

With Michelle Orange, essayist (Harper’s Magazine)