Essays

On the Pink Tax and Free Lipstick. The New York Times. 8.13.18

How Researching the Science of Boredom Prepared Me For Marriage. The Cut. 5.12.17

Pay Attention! Slate. 5.11.17

How to Turn Boredom into a Performance Enhancer. Outside. 5.9.17

The Secret Life of a Poll Worker. The New York Times. 11.8.16

Five Hundred Courses of the Sun: The Unchanging Nature of Change. Primer Stories. 9.18.16

How a Five-Letter Word Built a 104-Year-Old Company. Smithsonian. 8.3.15

Untitled: The Life and Work of the Artist Ray Johnson. The Believer. 7.1.15 (cover story)

The Other Side of Boredom. The New York Times. 4.19.15

Wax On, Wax Off: A History of Women’s-Only Karate. The  Hairpin. 12.26.14

Tis the Season for Shoplifting. Matter. 12.22.14

Saints in the Stars. The Believer Logger. 8.8.14

Everybody Smiley Poops. Matter. 8.5.14 (a Longreads recommended read)

Matrimony, War & the Habsburg Chin. Bookslut. 8.1.14

Strange Months at Lululemon. Salon. 12.31.13

One in Eight Million. The Hairpin. 6.27.13

Mega Millions. The Billfold. 4.11.13

PK. The Rumpus. 1.14.13

Criticism

Review: Cruising the Library. Metropolitan Archivist. 3.6.19

Catchphrases. The Believer. 10.1.2018

Post-Blackness in the Arts. Los Angeles Review of Books. 1.22.17

Words Ain't What They Used To Be: A Conversation with Bernard Cooper. Music & Literature. 11.21.16

John Cage’s Endless Project. Los Angeles Review of Books. 11.7.15

The Innovative Mind of One of the World’s Most Inventive Architects. Smithsonian. 7.8.15

The Restless Supermarket. The Believer. 6.1.14

Essay as Inquiry: On Rebecca West. Bookslut. 2.1.14

What is Left Unsaid: On Natalia Ginzburg. Bookslut. 5.1.13

Max Beerbohm is Cranky. Bookslut. 4.1.13 (recommended by The Dish)