I’m participating in a discussion of Mark Greif’s book The Age of the Crisis of Man at Stanford University’s Center for the Study of the Novel next week.
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.