I write about books, history, and culture. My articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe's Ideas and Books sections, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The New Yorker (“Briefly Noted”), The National (Abu Dhabi), The New York Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Salon, The New York Sun, Vogue, and Bookforum. Learn more about me here.
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The Zhivago Affair: A Book of the Year, 2014
Newsday, June 22, 2014
The Great War: Books for the Centenary
Newsday, June 15, 2014
Adam Tooze’s “The Deluge”: A Book of the Year, 2014
The National, May 29, 2014
Check-in Time at the War
Newsday, May 2, 2014
Hell Before Breakfast
The Boston Globe, April 26, 2014
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
The Boston Globe, March 15, 2014
The French Intifada
The National, March 13, 2014
The Death of the Metro Daily, Con’t
Several years ago, I waggishly laid odds on what big American city…
My Book of 2011: Into the Silence by Wade Davis
As a critic, you encounter all kinds of books. Some are just…
Critics: A Wretched Species?
Two cheers for the critic! Superannuated (perhaps, but still hanging on by…
Bobby Fischer Against the World
HBO’s new documentary perfectly captures the pathos and ugliness of one of…