Portfolio

Press Rogue (Harper’s Magazine)

Essays & Reportage 

On fandom’s dominant sway over American pop culture (The Baffler)

On the blind boosterism of television critics (The Baffler

On Harvard’s plans to reinvent Allston Rock City (Boston)

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

On the press’ blind belief in the think tank industrial complex (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 Boston’s transit crisis (Boston)

On text as aesthetic experience (Real Life)

On blogging into the void (Real Life)

On COPS influencing cops (Salon)

Criticism

On Susan Sternberg’s Machine (The Nation)

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

On Amos Barshad’s No One Man Should Have All That Power (The Nation)

On a Winnie-the-Pooh novelty exhibition at the MFA, Boston (The Baffler)

On Disney+ and the streaming wars (Fatherly)

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

On María Sonia Cristoff’s False Calm (The Harvard Review)

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

On Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu (Guernica)

On Jean Echenoz’ We Three (BOMB Magazine)

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

Interviews

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)