The Rare Women in the Rare Book Trade, The Paris Review Daily, July 5, 2018.

Dip Your Hand In, American Literary Review, Winter 2018.

Contra Dancing with Pierre Reverdy, The Paris Review Daily, September 11, 2013.

Letter to a Dog Walking Service, Longreads, February 2018.

A Prescription for Forgetting, Longreads, September 2018.

Sex & Sensibility, The Paris Review Daily, October 16, 2013.

The Kings Have Adorned Her, The Paris Review Daily, Nov. 7, 2013.

A Chain on the Great Feelings: Stevie Smith, The Paris Review Daily, February 11, 2014.

Reader’s Block, The Paris Review Daily, August 22, 2013.

New Candor: Women Literary Biographers, The Paris Review Daily, April 10, 2014.

What Is a Classic? VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, February 23, 2014.

Game of Unknowns, The Believer, May 20, 2014.

Hackable Book References and the Madwomen in Our Attics, The Believer, October 31, 2013.


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

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

Prize and Prejudice: Do International Book Awards Dilute Literature? Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015.

Fear, Pain and Loneliness Have Their Place in Children’s Books, New York Times, September 20, 2013.

In the Ozarks, Mountain Greenery and Gingerbread, New York Times, July 6, 2007.

By the Beach, a Town Where Winter Also Has Its Fans, New York Times, November 30, 2007.

Bright Waters and an Old-Time Catskills Feel, New York Times, June 13, 2008.

A Chain of Lakes From Bustling to Tranquil, New York Times, September 11, 2008.

Lakes for Snowmobiling Now and Boating Later, New York Times, February 26, 2009.

All He Wants for Hanukkah Are In-App Purchases, New York Times, December 9, 2012.

Close-Up on Hollywood’s Creature Teacher, Fast Company, July 1, 2009.

Robert LePage’s La Damnation de Faust, Fast Company, November 1, 2009.

Loco Motion: Creative Crazies at Motion Theory, Fast Company, February 1, 2008.

Four Hours of Screen Time? No Problem, The New York Times, November 6, 2012.

Comic Sutra: An animated porn star is changing Indian views on female sexual liberation, The New Republic, October 27, 2013.

New Feminist Erotic Women’s Lit Is Not as Subversive As It Thinks, The New Republic, December 8, 2013.


Anybody Home? Mary Lawson, New York Times Book Review, August 15, 2014.

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

The Door by Magda Szabo, The Rumpus, May 7, 2015.

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

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

Ferocity Unleashed: Elena Ferrante’s The Days of Abandonment, Emily’s Books, December 18, 2013.

The Upside-Down Diagonal World of Sea of Hooks, L.A. Review of Books, November 6, 2013.


Sally Mann, for the National Book Foundation, February 2016.

The Propeller Group, BOMB magazine, February 21, 2013.

Gun Guys: Dan Baum, The Believer, April 13, 2013.

Shades of Uncertainty, DSM-5, The Rumpus, May 22, 2013.

Inside James Cameron’s Head, Fast Company, November 23, 2009.

After Second Life, Can Virtual Worlds Get a Reboot? Forbes, April 30, 2013.