I compared cult leaders Jim Jones and Charles Manson using Jeff Guinn’s outstanding biographies of both men (originally on Literary Hub, now on Crime Reads).
On the Mormon noir of Mette Ivie Harrison, at Literary Hub
I wrote about the life and impact of Joan Rivers for The New Republic.
For Literary Hub, I pontificated about whether Dylan is a poet or not.
I used Ruth Franklin’s excellent biography of Shirley Jackson as an occasion to write about literary biography at Literary Hub.