Here’s my latest for The New Republic, on Ginger Strand’s The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic.
For Open Access Week, MLA Commons has temporarily made my essay “Growing Up in Public: Academia, Journalism, and the New Public Intellectual” available online, along with the rest of the PMLA special section “The Semipublic Intellectual: Academia, Criticism, and The Internet Age.”
I reviewed Paul Thomas Anderson’s new documentary Junun for The New Republic.
I wrote for The New Republic on the history of literary annotation, with particular attention to Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice and the rise of Genius.com.
I have an essay entitled “Auden’s Preoccupations: Education and The Orators” in the new Palgrave Macmillan anthology Auden at Work, edited by Bonnie Costello and Rachel Galvin.
My debut for Pacific Standard: a preview of my forthcoming book Questionnaire, dealing with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Oxford Capacity Analysis, and the use and abuse of personality testing.
I reviewed Leon Neyfakh’s The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up for The New Republic.
I reviewed David Graeber’s The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy for The Chronicle Review.