Article | March 1, 2011
Brown Road (1853-1932)
“Brown Road (1853-1932),” essay in The Common, March 1, 2011.
Book Review | December 1, 2010
Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier. Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 2010.
Article | November 23, 2010
The Pathetic Newburgh Four
“The Pathetic Newburgh Four” (Should the FBI really be baiting sad-sack homegrown terrorists?)
Slate.com, November 23, 2010.
Book Review | May 30, 2010
Zero Decibels, The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want, and In Pursuit of Silence, three books about noise pollution. The New York Times Book Review, May 30, 2010.
Book Review | January 4, 2010
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream, by Patrick Radden Keefe. The Nation, January 4, 2010.
Article | March 1, 2009
Slipping from Shangri-La
“Slipping From Shangri-La” (about an isolated valley in Ladakh), Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring, 2009.
Book Review | February 4, 2008
Gang Leader for a Day
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, by Sudhir Venkatesh. The Nation, February 4, 2008.
Introductions & Forewords | January 16, 2008
True Stories: A Century of Literary Journalism [Foreword]
True Stories: A Century of Literary Journalism, by Norman Sims, Medill Visions of the American Press, 2008. [foreword]
Book Review | March 11, 2007
Oil on the Brain: Adventures From the Pump to the Pipeline, by Lisa Margonelli. The New York Times Book Review, March 11, 2007.
Article | September 1, 2006
“Wild Things” (about a trip to the Peruvian Amazon), Travel & Leisure Family, September/October 2006.
Article | July 2, 2006
“Capitalist Roaders” (about cars and roads in China ), The New York Times Magazine, July 2, 2006.
Article | March 1, 2006
“The Checkpoint” (about the West Bank ), The Atlantic, March, 2006.
Article | January 1, 2006
“Backstage Man” (about Stanley Booth’s The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones), Columbia Journalism Review, January/February 2006.
Article | December 14, 2005
“Get Lost” (about driving and GPS navigation), New York Times Op-Ed page, December 14, 2005.
Book Review | May 1, 2005
The Wobbly Wheels of Justice
Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse, By Steve Bogira, The New York Times Book Review, May 1, 2005
Article | May 7, 2004
My Life As a Guard
“My Life as a Guard” (about the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse in Iraq), New York Times Op-Ed page, May 7, 2004.
Article | April 12, 2004
“Animal Magnetism” (Galápagos Islands), Travel & Leisure Family, Spring/Summer, 2004.
Book Review | April 9, 2004
Force of Habit
Blue Blood, By Edward Conlon, The New York Times Book Review, April 9, 2004