Book Review | January 27, 2022
One New York girl and the precarious lives of the poor
Invisible Child, by Andrea Elliott, Washington Post, December 3, 2021
Book Review | June 27, 2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson, New York Times Book Review, October 17, 2014
Book Review | March 1, 2012
The Flesh Underneath
Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight, by Timothy Pachirat, The Nation, February 7, 2012
Book Review | December 1, 2010
Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier. Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 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.
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.
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.
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
Book Review | April 9, 2004
Force of Habit
Blue Blood, By Edward Conlon, The New York Times Book Review, April 9, 2004
Book Review | June 17, 2001
Guided Tours of Hell
Seek: Reports from The Edges of America and Beyond, By Denis Johnson, The New York Times Book Review, June 17, 2001
Book Review | October 15, 2000
A Soul That Won’t Heal
The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams: A Memoir, By Nasdijj, The New York Times Book Review, October 15, 2000
Book Review | January 3, 1999
The Orchid Thief, By Susan Orlean, The New York Times Book Review, January 3, 1999
Book Review | May 31, 1998
Travel Roundup, The New York Times Book Review, May 31, 1998
Book Review | March 23, 1997
Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered, By Tim Cahill, The New York Times Book Review, March 23, 1997
Book Review | June 11, 1995
Travel Roundup, The New York Times Book Review, June 11, 1995
Book Review | September 1, 1991
The Invisible Women of Washington
The Invisible Women of Washington, by Diana G. Collier, Bloomsbury Review, September, 1991.
Book Review | September 21, 1986
A Cry from the Void
A Cry from the Void (review of Waiting for Nothing and Other Writings, by Tom Kromer)