An interview I did with the very smart and charming critic Daniel Mendelsohn is up at The Millions.

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Second Acts

On September 7, 2012 By

An essay I wrote about Delmore Schwartz is now up at The Rumpus.

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Cogito Ergo Boom

On June 6, 2012 By

My first piece for the Los Angeles Review of Books is up today, a long review of Susan Sontag’s diaries and notebooks As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh.

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Bob Dylan Unmasked

On May 24, 2012 By

Poet or Prophet?

No battle about Bob Dylan has raged as fervently as the one about the self of Bob Dylan—whether there is a true self beyond what had been invented for the audience. In the mid-1960s Dylan and the Beatles were given dual credit for making rock music more adult, since as songwriters they [...]

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Late on posting this here, but I reviewed Alain de Botton’s Religion for Atheists over at The Millions.

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I wrote an essay up at The Rumpus about T.S.Eliot’s years as a bank clerk.

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Ellen Willis was a no-nonsense, resolutely feminist, always engaging rock critic and essayist who wrote for publications including Rolling Stone, the Nation, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker (where she was the first rock critic). Her voice is sophisticated—maybe savvy is the better word—but always real. She dances to [...]

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My essay on Adam Phillips is up at The Bookslut.

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