BOOK REVIEWS & WRITING ABOUT BOOKS

"Russian Enough for You Here?": A review of Lesley Blanch's A Journey Into the Mind's Eye in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Interview with The Creative Independent on writing and addiction lit

"Rare Consolation: Reading a Memoir of Addiction," a personal essay and review of Mayhem: A Memoir by Sigrid Rausing in The Millions

"The Spirit of the Left Bank," a review of Left Bank: Art, Passion & the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-1950 by Agnes Poirier in The New Republic

"Love in the Gig Economy," a review of The Answers by Catherine Lacey in The New Republic

"Gogol Meets Google," a review of Made for Love by Alissa Nutting in The Rumpus

Review of Lucky You by Erika Carter in Full Stop

Review of Family, Genus, Species by Kevin Allardice in Full Stop

Review of Mischling by Affinity Konar in Full Stop

"That Time the New York Review of Books Printed a Molotov Cocktail How-To" in Timeline

"When a White Author Wrote a Slave Narrative in 1967, Black Writers Were Outraged" in Timeline

"This Unassuming British Woman Unlocked 'Crime & Punishment' and Many Other Russian Masterpieces" in Timeline

"'The Handmaid's Tale' is a Dystopian Novel that Feels Way Too Relevant Right Now" in Timeline

"Meet the Lit Professor-Turned-Tattoo-Artist Who Inked the Hell's Angels and Chronicled His Every Studly Conquest" in Timeline

"This famous Russian Poet Toured America to Explain Capitalism to the Soviets in the Roaring 20s" in Timeline

"Jessie Redmon Fauset Edited the Greatest Voices of the Harlem Renaissance" in Timeline

"This Amazingly Feminist Novel Was Written By a Middle-Aged White Man 99 Years Ago" in Timeline

"'Peyton Place' scandalized and captivated America—and eventually destroyed its author's life" in Timeline

"The Letters of the 1910s Ex-Prostitute Tell A Story of Urban Life for Women Still Relevant Today" in Timeline

ESSAYS

"Dope on Film," a piece about representation and the opioid crisis in Full Stop

"Fake Failures:  Why Are Successful Young Women Writers Playing Miserable Online?" in The Millions 

"The Awfulness of Middle-Class Parents" in Mutha Magazine

INTERVIEWS

Interview with Anna Prushinskaya, author of A Woman Is A Woman Until She Is A Mother, in Full Stop 

ART & MUSIC & HISTORY & ETC.

"Hannah Wilke's 'Labial' Artwork Challenged Both the Patriarchy and Feminists" in Timeline

"With a Scorched-Earth Voice and a Tragic Downfall, Karen Dalton’s Music Reflected Her Life," in Timeline

"The Puzzling Death of Ana Mendieta Long Overshadowed Her Brilliant Work" in Timeline

"It's Been Nearly 40 Years Since Bad Brains Shattered Stereotypes About Punk Rock—and Black Music" in Timeline

"Elizabeth Cotten Was a Maid at 9, Wrote a Hit Song at 11, and Won a Grammy at 93" in Timeline

"Groping in the Ivy League Led to the First Sexual Harassment Suit—and Nothing Happened to the Man" in Timeline

"This Groundbreaking Feminist Artist Looked to 'Demystify Female Genital Experience'" in Timeline

"After Communism Ended in Russia, American Pornography Found a Huge Market" in Timeline

"Meet the Woman Who Shot Up With Coco Chanel, Inspired Proust, and Was Painted by Renoir" in Timeline

"Visiting Dozens of 'Country Freak' Communes in the 1970s, This Woman Made an Amazingly Now Cookbook" in Timeline

"In 1956, the Racist Governor of Mississippi Started a Secretive Commission to Fight Integration" in Timeline 

"When This Black Woman Shot a White Doctor in the 1950s, an Ugly Southern Secret Came to Light" in Timeline

"The Father of American Gynecology Fought to Criminalize Abortion in the 1850s" in Timeline

"The Drag Queens in the Compton's Cafeteria Riot Were Just Tired of Being Harassed" in Timeline

"The Impossibly Glamorous Life of Moura Budberg, Russian Baroness and Spy" in Timeline