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 Victory Season: Baseball’s Big Year After the War
Newsday, March 28, 2013
The Man Who Was George Smiley
The National, March 23, 2013
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan
The National , February 13, 2013
Wine and Spirits: From “Ho Bryan” to the Vesper Martini
The Boston Globe, December 31, 2012
How Europe Went to War in 1914
The National, January 10, 2013
Did He or Didn’t He? The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
The Boston Globe, December 8, 2012
Governing the World: The History of an Idea
The National, November 10, 2012
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…