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.
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.”