The Rare Women in the Rare Book Trade, The Paris Review Daily, 2018.

Dip Your Hand In, American Literary Review, 2018.

Contra Dancing with Pierre Reverdy, The Paris Review Daily, 2013.

Letter to a Dog Walking Service, Longreads, 2018.

A Prescription for Forgetting, Longreads, 2018.

Sex & Sensibility, The Paris Review Daily, 2013.

The Kings Have Adorned Her, The Paris Review Daily, 2013.

A Chain on the Great Feelings: Stevie Smith, The Paris Review Daily, 2014.

Reader’s Block, The Paris Review Daily, 2013.

New Candor: Women Literary Biographers, The Paris Review Daily, 2014.

What Is a Classic? VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, 2014.

Game of Unknowns, The Believer, 2014.

Hackable Book References and the Madwomen in Our Attics, The Believer, 2013.


How to Ask for Parental Leave When You’re an Hourly Worker, The New York Times, May 2019.

How to Get Child Support When You’re Unmarried and Single, The New York Times, summer 2019.

How to Ask for Parental Leave When Your Company Has No Policy, The New York Times, May 2019.

Prize and Prejudice: Do International Book Awards Dilute Literature? Foreign Policy, 2015.

Fear, Pain and Loneliness Have Their Place in Children’s Books, New York Times, 2013.

In the Ozarks, Mountain Greenery and Gingerbread, New York Times, 2007.

By the Beach, a Town Where Winter Also Has Its Fans, New York Times, 2007.

Bright Waters and an Old-Time Catskills Feel, New York Times, 2008.

A Chain of Lakes From Bustling to Tranquil, New York Times, 2008.

Lakes for Snowmobiling Now and Boating Later, New York Times, 2009.

All He Wants for Hanukkah Are In-App Purchases, New York Times, 2012.

Close-Up on Hollywood’s Creature Teacher, Fast Company, 2009.

Robert LePage’s La Damnation de Faust, Fast Company, 2009.

Loco Motion: Creative Crazies at Motion Theory, Fast Company, 2008.

Four Hours of Screen Time? No Problem, The New York Times, 2012.

Comic Sutra: An animated porn star and Indian views on female sexual liberation, The New Republic, 2013.

New Feminist Erotic Women’s Lit Is Not as Subversive As It Thinks, The New Republic, 2013.


Anybody Home? Mary Lawson, New York Times Book Review, 2014.

Remember You Must Die: Muriel Spark, The Literary Review, 2015.

The Door by Magda Szabo, The Rumpus, 2015.

Walcott, Pisarro, and the Search for Tiepolo’s Hound, Agni, 2018.

Trading Letters & Riffs: Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, 2000.

Ferocity Unleashed: Elena Ferrante’s The Days of Abandonment, Emily’s Books, 2013.

The Upside-Down Diagonal World of Sea of Hooks, L.A. Review of Books, 2013.


Sally Mann, for the National Book Foundation, 2016.

The Propeller Group, BOMB, 2013.

Gun Guys: Dan Baum, The Believer, 2013.

Shades of Uncertainty, DSM-5, The Rumpus, 2013.

Inside James Cameron’s Head, Fast Company, 2009.

After Second Life, Can Virtual Worlds Get a Reboot? Forbes, 2013.