For The Believer
Full interview with Mark Leyner here.
For The Globe and Mail
Written on occasion of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice and a few months before the death of JD Salinger, I compare different schools of “recluse ” and ask whether our era is phasing them out.
I spend a night with a critically battered author and his fans. Think piece ensues.
For The Huffington Post
Why all writers benefit and, for fun, some stats on Franzen versus the Saw franchise.
Essay for Utne on the place of the magnetic tape in our cultural history and what it taught us. Some of the concerns are now wildly out-of-date (in a matter of three years!) but the article is still fun and I still like that I worked “Hot For Teacher” into the lede.