Selected Essays & Criticism

On Jonathan Sterne’s Diminished Faculties (The Baffler, 2022)
On Chloe Caldwell’s The Red Zone (The Millions, 2022)
On Joan Didion and Being Serious (LA Review of Books, 2021)
On Christine Smallwood’s The Life of the Mind (The Believer, 2021)
On the Weird, Winding History of Blue Drinks (Bon Appétit, 2021)
On Sam Francis, Georges Seurat, and the Artist’s Muse (LA Review of Books, 2021)
On Donating My Brain to Science (Catapult, “dis/fluent,” 2021)
On Brenda Lozano’s Loop (Full Stop, 2021)
On Daphné B.’s Made-Up (Bitch, 2021)
On Emily Rapp Black’s Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg (Hyperallergic, 2021)
On Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America (Wig-Wag Magazine, 2021)
On Annie Berke’s Their Own Best Creations (LA Review of Books, 2022)
On Victoria Kastner’s Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography (Alta, 2022)
On Justin Beal’s Sandfuture and the Legacy of Minoru Yamasaki (Hyperallergic, 2021)
On American Pastoral and Literature’s Dearth of Female Stutterers (Literary Hub, 2021)
On Brian Dillon and Affinity (LA Review of Books Blog, 2021)
On Afterlives: Recovering Lost Stories of Looted Art at The Jewish Museum (Observer, 2021)
On the documentary MAU (Hyperallergic, 2022)
On The Leftovers (Bright Wall/Dark Room, 2021; excerpted by
On Peter Richardson’s Savage Journey (Alta, 2022)
On Courtenay Stallings’ Laura’s Ghost (LA Review of Books, 2020)
On Etel Adnan and Lynn Marie Kirby’s Oracular Transmissions (LA Review of Books, 2020)

Selected Reportage & Interviews

On How the Internet Has Transformed Book Publicity (Publishers Weekly, 2022)
On Translators’ Fight for Credit on Their Own Book Covers (Publishers Weekly, 2021)
An Interview with Melissa Febos (The Millions, 2022)
On the 2022 AWP Conference in Philadelphia (Publishers Weekly, 2022)
Melville House Publishing Turns 20 (Publishers Weekly, 2022)
An Interview with Connie Palmen (Asymptote, 2021)
An Interview with Yun Ko-Eun (Asymptote, 2021)
An Interview with Gina Frangello (The Rumpus, 2021)
On the New Amant Art Campus in Brooklyn (Hyperallergic, 2021)
On How TikTok Makes Backlist Books into Bestsellers (Publishers Weekly, 2021)
A Profile of Film Poster Designer Akiko Stehrenberger (LA Review of Books, 2020)