I write about books, history, and culture. My articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe's Ideas and Books sections, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The New Yorker (“Briefly Noted”), The National (Abu Dhabi), The New York Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Salon, The New York Sun, Vogue, and Bookforum. Learn more about me here.
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The Wine Savant; Or Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Two Buck Chuck
The Boston Globe, December 21, 2013
Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain
Newsday , December 8, 2013
Bertie: The Life of King Edward VII
The Boston Globe, December 7, 2013
Joe Sacco’s “The Great War”
The National, November 28, 2013
1914-2014: The First World War, One Hundred Years On
The National , November 28, 2013
Falling Upwards: How We Took To the Air
Newsday, October 27, 2013
O My America! Six Women and their Second Acts in a New World
The Boston Globe, September 22, 2013
The Death of the Metro Daily, Con’t
Several years ago, I waggishly laid odds on what big American city…
My Book of 2011: Into the Silence by Wade Davis
As a critic, you encounter all kinds of books. Some are just…
Critics: A Wretched Species?
Two cheers for the critic! Superannuated (perhaps, but still hanging on by…
Bobby Fischer Against the World
HBO’s new documentary perfectly captures the pathos and ugliness of one of…