Essays & Stories

cover00 (1)Hope Against Schope
Bookforum, February/March 2013

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them
Making sense of Colton Burpo’s heavenly vision
Bookforum, April/May 2012

Vox Gravitatis
A Review of Elena Passarello’s Let Me Clear My Throat
Gulf Coast, Summer/Fall 2013

Cold Water in Texas
Fightland, March 2013

Paris Review, Fall 2011

Pretty Citadel
The Paris Review, No. 198, Fall 2011

Cult Hero
How Dwight Macdonald became a Macdonaldist
Bookforum, Fall 2011

Borne Ceaselessly Into the Future
The Wall Street Journal, July 2011

The Road to the White House is Paved with Pizza 
The New York Times Magazine, March 2011

Until Death Do Us Part
The New York Times Magazine, July 2010

Bookforum, Summer 2010Liberation Impasse
Taking Ambivalent Measure of the Legacy of Modern Feminism
Bookforum, Summer 2010

“Are You the Bitch Everyone Says You Are?”
How Kathleen Parker became America’s most-read woman columnist.
The American Prospect, November 2009

Welcome Guest Workers
Ideas: Fixing the world.
The Atlantic, July/August 2009

Does Mike Huckabee Have a Prayer?
Politics, January 2008

Guests in the Machine.
Reason, January 2008

Who Owns Your Body?
Reason, March 2007

Ova for Sale
The art of the deal in the gray market for human eggs
Reason, October 2006