New essay for Al Jazeera on my warm Cold War nostalgia on the occasion of the Russians acting up in the Crimea.
My latest piece on the New Yorker’s “Page-Turner” blog, on political sf novelist Kim Stanley Robinson.
I’ve posted an updates version of my first-ever nationally published piece of writing, a critical essay on Stanley Kubrick’s last film, the much misunderstood and underappreciated Eyes Wide Shut, fully illustrated and with a new afterword.
“Slaves of the Internet, Unite!” a manifesto in the form of griping, in the New York Times Weekend Review, October 27, 2013.
My first essay for Al Jazeera is about what, exactly, the difference is between the people we call “terrorists” and the ones we call “spree killers” or “mass shooters,” and why our government’s reactions to them are so wildly different.
This is my first piece for The New Yorker‘s “Page-Turner” blog, a lovably irascible survey of contemporary book covers and a rumination on the aesthetic/commercial double-binds of designing your own.
I have a new essay, “I Know What You Think of Me,“ in the New York Times on the hazards of hitting REPLY ALL and the dread of hearing other people’s uncensored opinions of you.