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Latest Paris Review Puzzle

April 25, 2016

Not sure if Vivian Darkbloom would approve of the anagrams I cooked up for this month’s puzzle.

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Time’s Marrow

April 23, 2016

Here’s a piece I wrote for Critics at Large about R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and his excellent new album, What […]

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Uptown

April 22, 2016

A Minneapolis-focused piece I wrote about Prince for Slate. It recasts some material from an article I wrote for Mpls.-St. […]

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Type Slowly

April 14, 2016

Here’s a longish but casual thing I wrote for the Los Angeles Review of Books about Matthew Kirschenbaum’s Track Changes: […]

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7 and 7 Is

April 7, 2016

Good to read this passage from Thomas Love Peacock’s 1818 novel, Nightmare Abbey, on the even of book publication (though […]

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Latest Paris Review Puzzle

March 21, 2016

My latest Paris Review puzzle is a cut-and-paste story in which the game is to match the story’s appropriated sentences […]

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Starred Kirkus Review

February 15, 2016

Really happy to get this enthusiastic review from Kirkus. “Smart, witty, and endearing … Austen-esque comedy of manners.” (So, recommended […]

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Hink Pinks

January 29, 2016

The contest is over, so this is a belated post of a group of silly, difficult, often shameless rhyming puzzles […]

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Even Now

January 16, 2016

I posted a long, somewhat shambolic essay in this space a month or so ago. It was mostly the leavings […]

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(he admits this)

September 29, 2015

By the Book, the weekly Q&A conducted in writing for the New York Times’ Sunday Book Review, uses boilerplate questions […]

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