Nonfiction


Image: Julie Blackmon. ‘Baby Toss.’


The Latest

In the Trenches with the Colonizer: David Diop’s At Night All Blood Is Black

Foreign Policy

The Tangled History of Illness and Idiocy

The Nation

Ode to Rooftops

The Paris Review Daily


On Books

Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults. 4Columns. 2020.

The Hidden Power of the Passive Protagonist. LitHub. 2020.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Die. The Paris Review Daily. 2020.

Review of Jenny Offill’s Weather4Columns. 2020.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Die. The Paris Review Daily. 2020. 

Didion’s Mirror. FSG Work in Progress. 2019. 

Review of Marie NDiaye’s The Cheffe4Columns. 2019.

Review of Daša Drndić’s EEG. 4Columns. 2019. 

Joshua Cohen Confronts the New National Deficit in ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction. Los Angeles Review of Books. 2018.

Beyond Good and (Almost) Evil: Fleur Jaeggy’s I Am the Brother of XX The Los Angeles Review of Books. 2017.

Girlfriend Malaise: Satirizing the late-capitalist late-patriarchy in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers. BOMB Magazine. 2017.

A World of Her Own: The comic wonderland of Elif Batuman’s debut novel. Guernica. 2017.

Against Realism. The Rumpus. 2015.


On Art

BB9, Inc.: The Berlin Biennale gets a corporate makeover. Guernica. 2016.


On NYC

Ode to Rooftops. The Paris Review Daily. 2020.

How to Buy a Rock. The Paris Review Daily. 2019.


On Economics

A Brief History of the Great American Healthcare Scam. BookForum. 2020.

The Future of Work: No bleaker than it’s ever been. Harper’s Blog.  2018.