“There is no catastrophe so Ghastly That America Will Reform Its Gun Laws,” The Week, May 29, 2014. Another of my fluffy zeitgeist pieces.
“The Feast of Pain,” New York Times, April 27, 2014.
In which I further lower the level of public discourse by using the words pooping and ‘ludes in the pages of the Gray Lady.
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 updated 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.