Article | March 1, 2011

Brown Road (1853-1932)

“Brown Road (1853-1932),” essay in The Common, March 1, 2011.

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Book Review | December 1, 2010

Siberian Rhapsody

Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier. Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 2010.

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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.

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Book Review | May 30, 2010

Noises Off

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.

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Book Review | January 4, 2010

Human Traffic

The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream, by Patrick Radden Keefe. The Nation, January 4, 2010.

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Article | March 1, 2009

Slipping from Shangri-La

“Slipping From Shangri-La” (about an isolated valley in Ladakh), Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring, 2009.

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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.

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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]

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Book Review | March 11, 2007

Fuel Lines

Oil on the Brain: Adventures From the Pump to the Pipeline, by Lisa Margonelli. The New York Times Book Review, March 11, 2007.

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Article | September 1, 2006

Wild Things

“Wild Things” (about a trip to the Peruvian Amazon), Travel & Leisure Family, September/October 2006.

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Article | July 2, 2006

Capitalist Roaders

“Capitalist Roaders” (about cars and roads in China ), The New York Times Magazine, July 2, 2006.

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Article | March 1, 2006

The Checkpoint

“The Checkpoint” (about the West Bank ), The Atlantic, March, 2006.

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Article | January 1, 2006

Backstage Man

“Backstage Man” (about Stanley Booth’s The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones), Columbia Journalism Review, January/February 2006.

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Article | December 14, 2005

Get Lost

“Get Lost” (about driving and GPS navigation), New York Times Op-Ed page, December 14, 2005.

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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

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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.

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Article | April 12, 2004

Animal Magnetism

“Animal Magnetism” (Gal√°pagos Islands), Travel & Leisure Family, Spring/Summer, 2004.

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Book Review | April 9, 2004

Force of Habit

Blue Blood, By Edward Conlon, The New York Times Book Review, April 9, 2004

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