Chicago Review of Books “How a Pandemic Shaped Shakespeare’s King Lear” Features July 8, 2020

The New York Times “How Shakespeare Paperbacks Made Me Want to Be a Writer”

The New Yorker “A Mother Turns Her Quarantine Yard Into An Enchanted Garden” Video Department May 8, 2020


Way of the Gun, Gulf Coast (Finalist, Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize)

Review: Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami, Vice

God’s Body, Apogee, Issue 7

The Vanity of Crowds, Guernica (Column, “Is Shakespeare Dead”)

Sex, Class, Comedy, Guernica (Column, “Is Shakespeare Dead”)

The Riddle of Trevor Nunn’s Pericles, Guernica (Column, “Is Shakespeare Dead”)

Shakespeare on the Frontier, Guernica (Column, “Is Shakespeare Dead”)

The Good Wife: Hillary Clinton as Lady Macbeth, Guernica (Column, “Is Shakespeare Dead”)

Chiasmus, The Rumpus

Gone Girl, Bluebeard and the Meaning of Marriage, Guernica

Review/Reconsideration: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, The Believer

Making a Hard Choice for a Soft Landing, The New York Times

Drying in the Wilderness The Believer

Death Comes at the End: the Murder of Agatha Christie Narrative Magazine

The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics The Rumpus

The Future of Documentary Film  Bomb Magazine

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams Bomb Magazine

Lebanon Dir. Samual Moaz Bomb Magazine

Stay the Same, Never Change: Mumblecore Cinema and the Essay Film Bomb Magazine

Charlotte Cushman: A Very Dangerous Young Man, Lapham’s Quarterly “Celebrity” issue

The Gentleman Interrogator Tin House Issue 41  Video of me reading from this essay at New York Public Library/CLMP’s “Periodically Speaking”

Taiso Yoshitoshi: The Great Resurrection Tin House Issue 29 “Graphic Arts”

J.M. Barrie, The Boy Who Couldn’t Grow Up Tin House Issue 23 “Obsession”

Lost and Found: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner Tin House

Curious George: Your Library and the Patriot Acts Anvil.com

Short Form

You Gotta Be tough: The Rust Belt’s city of Murals HuffingtonPost UK

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline Hits the Screen, Stage, and Page Paste Magazine

Super-8 Film Moves Out of the Basement Paste Magazine

Treeless Mountain Dir. So Yong Kim Bomb Magazine issue 108

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Dir. Emily Kunstler Bomb Magazine

Sin Nombre Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga Bomb Magazine

MUSE Film Festival, MC Escher: Achieving the Unachievable Dir. Jean Bergeron Bomb Magazine

No Shorts, No Service: 25th Anniversary of Sundance Bomb Magazine

Prepare to Meet They Odd: Punk, Folk, and Jem Cohen Bomb Magazine

Awards Ceremony: Sundance’s 25th Anniversary Bomb Magazine

The Headless Woman Dir. Lucrecia Martel Bomb Magazine

Watchman: Portraits photography Clay Enos Bomb Magazine

Tales from the Golden Age Dir. Cristian Mungiu Bomb Magazine

Cave of Forgotten Dreams Dir. Werner Herzog Bomb Magazine

Obama Inauguration Screening at 25th Anniversary of Sundance Bomb Magazine

Carolina De Robertis: Where the Magic Happens Paste Magazine Issue 56

I was Told There’d be Cake by Sloan Crosley Paste Magazine Issue 42

The Song is You by Arthur Phillips Paste Magazine Issue 41

Cairo by G. Willow Wilson Paste Magazine Issue 37

Arboretum by David Byrne Paste Magazine (reposted at http://www.davidbyrne.com) Issue 23

Suffering Sappho and her Kinky Boots: The Golden Age of Wonder Woman  Paste Magazine

Julia Alvarez, Saving The World Paste Magazine


Alain De Botton: Philosophy Can Change Your LIfe HuffingtonPost UK

The High Life: Pete Nelson’s Treehouses Treehugger.com

Juliette Binoche (Certified Copy) Bomb Magazine

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington (Restrepo) Bomb Magazine

Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers) Bomb Magazine

Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) Bomb Magazine

Bahman Ghobadi (No One Knows About Persian Cats) Bomb Magazine

Jem Cohen (Various Films) Bomb Magazine

Author John Raymond (Wendy and Lucy) PODCAST Bomb Magazine

Interview with Albert Lin, National Geographic 2011 “Explorer of the Year” MYOO.com


Embouchure  Opium Magazine

Three Poems  Word Riot

Sun Spots Poetry Motel

Selections published on Jewelry by Jeanine Payer

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