Publications

ON RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Emerson, Twitter and Me (Wall Street Journal 6/2011)

 

FOOD BOOK COLUMNS in BOOKFORUM

Trucking Out (on The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge)

Lush Life (on The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook)

Sweet Reveries (on Perfect Pops and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home)

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War by Anna Ciezadlo

The Golden Bowl (on David Wondrich’s amazing Punch: The Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl)

Chatter on the Side (on The Essential New York Times Cookbook)

Growing Pains (on three books about urban farming)

Gumbo Jumbo (on Tom Fitzmorris and food in New Orleans)

Food Issues (on The Gastronomica Reader)

Guiltless Gourmet (on Brillat-Savarin’s The Physiology of Taste)

Red, Wine and Blue (on books about Americans and alcohol)

Sweet Truth (on three books about cake and ice cream)

 

ON FOOD

It’s Not You, It’s Them (Dinner: A Love Story)

On The Oxford Companion to Italian Food (Bookforum)

On Jennifer 8. Lee’s The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food (Bookforum)

 

ON NANCY DREW

The Boston Globe

The Los Angeles Times

The New York Times Magazine

Review of Chelsea Cain’s Confessions of a Teen Sleuth (NYT Book Review)

 

ON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / ARCHITECTURE

One Guy, One Path (Jon Piasecki’s Stone River) (Landscape Architecture Magazine)

What Kate Orff Sees (Landscape Architecture Magazine)

 

ON EVERYTHING ELSE (author profiles, interviews, book reviews, movie and travel pieces, architecture–take your pick!)

On Alice Kessler-Harris’s A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (Barnes and Noble Review/Salon)

On Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Slate Book Review)

On William Deresiewicz’s A Jane Austen Education (Barnes and Noble Review/Salon)

On Lyndall Gordon’s Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds (Barnes and Noble Review/Salon)

On Anne Carson’s Nox (Barnes and Noble Review)

On The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch (The Nation)

On The Library of America Collected Poems and Letters of Hart Crane (The Nation)

On The Collected Poems of Philip Larkin (The Nation)

On Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude (The Nation)

On John Donne: The Reformed Soul (Bookforum)

On Looking For Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic (Bookforum)

On W.S. Merwin’s The River Sound (New York Times Book Review)

On Frederick Seidel’s Going Fast (New York Times Book Review)

Profile of poet Anne Carson (New York Times Magazine)

Profile of novelist Paula Fox (New York Times Magazine)

 

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS

John Ashbery

Renee Fleming

Ned Rorem

David Childs

Derek Walcott

 

TRAVEL PIECES

On sailing the Queen Mary 2 home from Europe (Slate.com)

On Regensburg, Germany (New York Times)

On Stockholm, Sweden (New York Times)

 

POETRY

Autobiography: New York (The New Yorker)

The Modernist Impulse (on my birthday) (The New Yorker)

Still-Life, Middle Haddam Road (The New Yorker)