I reviewed David Graeber’s The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy for The Chronicle Review. (It’s paywalled for non-subscribers, unfortunately.)
I reviewed Morris Dickstein’s Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education for the Chronicle Review.
I interviewed Vanessa Davis about her father, the photojournalist Gerald Davis, and his new collection Strange Stories for the Paris Review Daily.
Dear Television is covering Broad City this season for Talking Points Memo. Here’s my first contribution, on episode 2, “Mochalatta Chills.”
Update (2/12): Episode 5, “Hashtag FOMO.”
Update (3/12): Episode 9, “Coat Check.”
My essay on Inherent Vice, lost love, and the objectification of women is up at Avidly.
My debut for Slate: a review of Scott Timberg’s Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class.
(Illustration by Jon Chadjurian)
I contributed to Dear Television’s year-in-review questionnaire over at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
I yakked with Lili Loofbourow about Getting On, probably my favorite show currently on television, for the Los Angeles Review of Books/Dear Television.