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MOST RECENT

Book review: When It Happens to You
New York Times Book Review, August 2012

Book review: The Last Policeman
Slate, August 2012

Book review: Capital
Slate, June 2012

Book review: Planet Tad
New York Times Book Review, May 2012

Book review: Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
Slate, May 2012

Peter Dinklage Was Smart to Say No
New York Times Magazine, March 2012

Facts Are Stupid
Review of The Lifespan of a Fact, by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Slate, February 2012

RazzieWatch
Updated biweekly 2011-2012 at Grantland

Pazz & Jop Ballot
Village Voice, January 2012

The Movie Club
Slate, January 2012

The Top 10 Reasons to Make (And Love) Top 10 Lists
The Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2011
New York Times Magazine, January 2012

Movie review: We Bought a Zoo
Slate, December 2011

The Year's Best Graphic Novels
NPR.org, December 2011

Movie review: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Slate, December 2011

Movie review: Young Adult
Slate, December 2011

The Hollywood Issue
The 2011 Spectrum of Villainy | Riffs: The Year in Movies
New York Times Magazine, December 2011

Book review: MetaMaus
New York Times Book Review, December 2011

The Year in Reading 2011
The Millions, December 2011

Movie review: Sleeping Beauty
Slate, December 2011

Movie review: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Village Voice, November 2011

Essay: Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy
Slate, November 2011

Book review: The Future of Us
The New York Times Book Review, November 2011

Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe In Yourself
A Lynda Barry Starter Kit
New York Times Magazine, October 2011

Book review: Pulphead
NPR.org, October 2011

The New Rules for TV Spoilers
New York Times Magazine/6th Floor blog, October 2011

How to Survive a New York City Zombie Attack
New York, October 2011

Book review: Zone One
NPR.org, October 2011

Book review: The Death-Ray
NPR.org, October 2011

Movie review: 50/50
Village Voice, September 2011

Jeff Mangum in Baltimore
The Awl, September 2011
in italiano!

The Completist: Steven Soderbergh
I Watched Every Soderbergh Movie | Ranking | The "Nonmovies"
Slate, September 2011

A Gallery of Masters: Peter Dinklage
New York Times Magazine, September 2011

Book review: Wonder Struck
NPR.org, September 2011

Book review: The Art of Fielding
NPR.org, August 2011

Book review: The Magician King
Up Front: Dan Kois
New York Times Book Review, August 2011

Q&A: Craig Thompson (Habibi)
New York, August 2011

Book review: Supergods
WaPo, August 2011

The Regrets of a Semiprofessional Potterphile
The New York Times Magazine, August 2011

A.V. Club Pop Pilgrims: The Exorcist Stairs (video)
The A.V. Club, July 2011

Interview on the Brian Lehrer Show: The End of Harry Potter
WNYC, July 2011

Essay: The Harry Potter Films, Reconsidered
Slate, July 2011

Spoiler Special podcast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Slate, July 2011

Summer Reading: Five Funny Books
NPR.org, July 2011

Movie review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Village Voice, June 2011

Spoiler Special Podcast: Cars 2
Slate, June 2011

Sometimes a Vegetable Is Just a Vegetable (Roundtable with A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis)
New York Times, June 2011

Profile: Jon Benjamin
New York Times, June 2011

Book review: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
NPR.org, June 2011

Book review: The Influencing Machine
New York Times Book Review, June 2011

Church: "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart"
The Awl, May 2011

Book review: The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt
NPR.org, May 2011

Book review: Babymouse: Mad Scientist and Squish: Super Amoeba
New York Times Book Review, May 2011

Riff: Eating Your Cultural Vegetables
New York Times Magazine, April 2011

Feature: The New Yorker Group
Washington Post, April 2011

Book review: The Comics
Washington Post, April 2011

Home on Screen: Projections of the New York Apartment
New York, April 2011

Movie debate: Jane Eyre
The Awl, April 2011

Book review: Unfamiliar Fishes
NPR.org, March 2011

Book review: My Korean Deli
NPR.org, March 2011

Essay: Burn Before Reading
New York Times Book Review, March 2011

Book review: The Cardboard Valise and Special Exits
Washington Post, March 2011

Book review: Tiger, Tiger
NPR.org, March 2011

53% of You Already Know What This Article's About (Profile of Dr. Daryl Bem, ESP Researcher)
New York, March 2011

Book review: The Gospel of Anarchy
New York Times Book Review, February 2011

We Need More Woman Like Jane Craig: Revisiting Broadcast News
Slate, February 2011

Book review: Swamplandia!
New York, January 2011

Movie review: And Everything Is Going Fine
WaPo, January 2011

Movie review: Barney's Version
WaPo, January 2011

Movie review: The Way Back
WaPo, January 2011

Vulture's Guide to Decoding 'For Your Consideration' Ads
Vulture, January 2011

Movie review: The Green Hornet
WaPo, January 2011

Vulture Critics' Poll: What's the Worst Movie of 2010?
Vulture Critics' Poll: The Complete Ballots
Vulture, January 2011

Interview With Michel Gondry on The Green Hornet
Vulture, January 2011

The Slate Movie Club with Dana Stevens, Stephanie Zacharek, Karina Longworth, Matt Zoller Seitz
Slate, January 2011

Movie review: The Time That Remains
Village Voice, January 2011

Podcast: Discussing Somewhere on the Culture Gabfest
Slate, December 2010

Movie review: Yogi Bear
Washington Post, December 2010

Top Ten Comics of 2010
Vulture, December 2010

Book review: Duncan the Wonder Dog
New York Times Book Review, December 2010

Sunset Song: Spalding Gray's Son Writes a Musical Coda to His Father's Life
New York, November 2010

Movie review: Tangled
Village Voice, November 2010

Movie review: Faster
Washington Post, November 2010

85 Minutes With Whit Stillman
New York, November 2010

George Condo Explains His Five Covers For Kanye West's Album
New York, November 2010 

Movie review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One
Village Voice, November 2010
Spoiler Special podcast: HP7A
Slate, November 2010
Two Harry Potter Nerds Geek Out
The Awl, November 2010

Book review: The Little Prince graphic novel
New York Times Book Review, November 2010

Movie review: 127 Hours
Village Voice, November 2010
Spoiler Special podcast: 127 Hours
Slate, November 2010

Movie review: Four Lions
Village Voice, November 2010

Movie review: Welcome to the Rileys
Village Voice, October 2010

Movie review: Wild Target
Village Voice, October 2010

Revisiting The Black Cauldron
Slate, October 2010

Tintin Gets Scalped: Charles Burns Annotates X'ed Out
New York, October 2010

Movie review: Jackass 3D
Washington Post, October 2010

Vulture Voice-over: Daniel Radcliffe and the Half_Decent Acting
Vulture, October 2010

TV interview: Devin Clark and David Stern of Ugly Americans
New York, October 2010

Spoiler Special podcast: The Social Network
Slate, September 2010

Movie review: Freakonomics
Village Voice, September 2010

Hogwarts Finally Hooks Up the Internet
Vulture, September 2010

Movie review: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Washington Post, September 2010

Movie review: Jack Goes Boating
Village Voice, September 2010

Talk of the Town: Tickets Out!
The New Yorker, September 2010

Profile: Superchunk Returns to the Now
Washington Post, September 2010

Book review: Skippy Dies
New York Times Book Review, September 2010

Movie review: Highwater
Village Voice, August 2010

Movie review: Lottery Ticket
Village Voice, August 2010

Slate Culture Gabfest with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner
Slate, August 2010

When "White Folks' Bay High" Did The Wiz
The Awl, July 2010

Movie review: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Washington Post, July 2010

Movie review: Dinner For Schmucks
Village Voice, July 2010

Movie review: Ramona and Beezus
Washington Post, July 2010

Orlando Does Not Fade: Revisiting Tilda Swinton's Legendary "Nonperformance"
Slate, July 2010

Movie review: Spring Fever
SF Weekly (Village Voice), July 2010

Movie review: Stonewall Uprising
Washington Post, July 2010

Movie review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Washington Post, July 2010

27 Reasons that Eclipse the Movie Is Better than Eclipse the Book
Vulture, July 2010

Movie review: Twilight: Eclipse
Village Voice, June 2010

Joe Biden Called My Old Boss a Smartass
Daily Intel, June 2010

The Park That Should Not Be Visited: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Slate, June 2010

Movie review: Knight and Day
Village Voice, June 2010

John Ratzenberger, Pixar's Secret Weapon
Slate, June 2010

Movie review, more or less: Toy Story 3
The Awl, June 2010

Spoiler Special podcast: Toy Story 3
Slate, June 2010

Treme: A Shouting Match
The Awl, June 2010

Movie review: The Necessities of Life
Washington Post, June 2010

Movie review: Everyone Else
Washington Post, June 2010

Movie review: Winter's Bone
Village Voice, June 2010

How Justified Got So Good
New York, May 2010

Movie review: The Square
Washington Post, May 2010

Movie review: Babies (first draft)
Babies (final version)
Village Voice, May 2010

Interview with Daniel Clowes about Wilson
New York, May 2010

Movie review: The Back-up Plan
Washington Post, April 2010

Movie review: The Losers
Village Voice, April 2010

Profile: Idris Elba
New York Times, April 2010

Movie review: The Joneses
Washington Post, April 2010

Movie review: Clash of the Titans
Washington Post, April 2010

Comic review: Pluto
The Awl, April 2010

Movie review: The Last Song
Washington Post, March 2010

Movie review: The Exploding Girl
Washington Post, March 2010

Movie review: Hot Tub Time Machine
Village Voice, March 2010


"CHURCH" at The Awl

Prologue: "This Is a Song"
1. "Boring"
2. "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart"
TREME recaps at Vulture
Ep. 1  |  Ep. 2  |  Ep. 3  |  Ep. 4  |  Ep. 5  |  Ep. 6  |  Ep. 7  |  Ep. 8  |  Ep. 9


Movie review: The Bounty Hunter
Washington Post, March 2010

Movie review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Washington Post, March 2010

Comics review: Luna Park and The Winter Men
The Awl, March 2010

Were These the Most Boring Oscars Ever?
Vulture, March 2010

Live-blogging the Oscars
Vulture, March 2010

Vulture's Fantasy Oscar Odds
Vulture, March 2010

Spoiler Special podcast: Alice in Wonderland
Slate, March 2010

Profile: Sam Lipsyte
New York, March 2010

Movie review: Teen Patti
Washington Post, February 2010

Movie review: The Crazies
Washington Post, February 2010
Spoiler Special podcast: The Crazies
Slate, February 2010

Movie review: Wonderful World
Washington Post, January 2010

The Vulture Critics' Poll: What's the Worst Movie of 2009?
The Bottom Ten
Complete Ballots
Vulture, January 2010

Book review: Luna Park
Washington Post, January 2010

Vulture Voice-over: The Anatomy of a Michael Cera Sex Scene
Vulture, January 2010

The Movie Club with Dana Stevens, Roger Ebert, Stephanie Zacharek, and Wesley Morris
Slate, January 2010

Decoding Oscar-Season "For Your Consideration" Ads
Vulture, January 2010

The End of the '00s: Buffy, Season 5, Episode 22, "The Gift"
The Awl, December 2009

Movies of the Decade: Spirited Away
Salon, December 2009

A Year in Reading 2009
The Millions, December 2009

New York Magazine's Best of 2009
Best Comics of 2009
Best Theater of 2009
Great Performances of 2009
Vulture, December 2009 

Movie review: The Princess and the Frog
Slate, December 2009

Cooking Comics, From Sushi to Space-Nymph (Reviews of Oishinbo and Wonton Soup)
The Awl, December 2009

Spoiler-filled podcast on Invictus
Slate, December 2009

Movie review: Collapse
Washington Post, December 2009

Movie reviews: A Single Man
The Awl (IM chat)
True/Slant (standard review)
December 2009

The Aughts Issue (Best of the Decade)
The Stick List: Theater
The Stick List: Comics
The Decade in Culture (contributor)
New York, December 2009

Spoiler Special podcast: Up in the Air
Slate, December 2009

Comics reviews: King City, Johnny Hiro, Carl the Cat Who Makes Peanut Butter Sandwiches
The Awl, December 2009

Movie review: Ninja Assassin
Washington Post, November 2009

Theater review: Fela!
New York, November 2009

34 Ways New Moon the Movie Is Better Than New Moon the Book
Vulture, November 2009
Spoiler Special podcast: New Moon
Slate, November 2009

Profile: Cate Blanchett and Liv Ullmann
New York, November 2009

Book review: Logicomix
Washington Post, November 2009

A Cultural History of the Threesome
New York, November 2009

Movie review: 2012
Washington Post, November 2009
Spoiler Special podcast: 2012
Slate, November 2009

Ranking Roald Dahl's Movies From Wonka to Bond
Vulture, November 2009

Q&A: What Once We Felt Playwright Ann Marie Healy
Vulture, November 2009

Movie review: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
True/Slant, November 2009

Theater review: The Understudy
New York, November 2009

Movie review: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story
Washington Post, November 2009

Movie review: A Christmas Carol
True/Slant, November 2009
Spoiler Special podcast: A Christmas Carol
Slate, November 2009

Movie review: The Men Who Stare at Goats
True/Slant, November 2009

Movie review: American Casino
Washington Post, October 2009

Magical Realist: Profile of Finian's Rainbow's Kate Baldwin
New York, October 2009

The Phantom Menace: A History of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Sequel
New York, October 2009

Spoiler Special podcast: Where the Wild Things Are
Slate, October 2009

Movie review: Law Abiding Citizen
Washington Post, October 2009

Movie review: Where the Wild Things Are
True/Slant, October 2009

Movie review: An Education
True/Slant, October 2009

Theater review: Let Me Down Easy
New York, October 2009

Theater review: Love, Loss and What I Wore
New York, October 2009

Movie review: A Serious Man
True/Slant, October 2009

Movie review: The Boys Are Back
Washington Post, October 2009

Spoiler Special podcast: The Invention of Lying
Slate, October 2009

Movie review: The Invention of Lying
True/Slant, October 2009

Movie review: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Washington Post, September 2009

Movie review: Surrogates
Washington Post, September 2009

Is Tucker Max the Next Tyler Perry?
Vulture, September 2009

Spoiler Special podcast: The Informant!
Slate, September 2009

Movie review: Love Happens
Washington Post, September 2009

Movie review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Washington Post, September 2009

Are Christians Really Keeping the Charles Darwin Movie Out of Theaters?
Vulture, September 2009

Q&A With The Lost Symbol Expert Dan Burstein
New York, September 2009

Book review: Headless Horsemen
Washington Post, August 2009

Vulture Voice-over: Final Destination
Vulture, August 2009

Halloween II and Final Destination Close the Summer of Movie-Critic Irrelevance
Vulture, August 2009

Q&A: Lorrie Moore
New York, August 2009

Movie review: Post Grad
Washington Post, August 2009

Movie review: Ponyo
Washington Post, August 2009

Spoiler-filled podcast on Ponyo
Slate, August 2009

Movie review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Washington Post, August 2009

Book review: The Perfect Fruit
Washington Post, August 2009

Movie review: Cold Souls
Movieline, August 2009

Movie review: Adam
Washington Post, August 2009

Movie review: Julie & Julia
Movieline, August 2009

Movie review: Beeswax
Movieline, August 2009

Seth Rogen: A Career in T-shirts
Vulture, July 2009

Why the Minnesota Wedding Video Might Be the Best Theater You'll See All Year
Vulture, July 2009

Movie review: G-Force
Washington Post, July 2009

Movie review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Washington Post, July 2009

Podcast: Spoiler Special on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Slate, July 2009

Ranking the Harry Potter Movies From Riddikulus to Brilliant
Vulture, July 2009

Podcast: Spoiler Special on Bruno
Slate, July 2009

Book review: Asterios Polyp
New York, July 2009

Movie review: Drag Me to Hell
Washington Post, May 2009

Movie review: Summer Hours
Washington Post, May 2009

Movie review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Washington Post, May 2009

Movie review: Tulpan
Washington Post, May 2009

Movie review: Next Day Air
Washington Post, May 2009

Podcast: Conversation with Dana Stevens about Star Trek (SPOILERS)
Slate, May 2009

Do We Really Need Universities? (one of four roundtable correspondents)
Gawker, May 2009

Movie review: Battle For Terra 3-D
Washington Post, May 2009

Theater review: The Norman Conquests
New York, April 2009

Movie review: Fighting
Washington Post, April 2009

Movie review: 17 Again
Washington Post, April 2009

Conversation with Dana Stevens about State of Play (spoilers)
Slate, April 2009

Movie review: Fados
Washington Post, April 2009

Does Seth Rogen Rape Anna Faris in Observe and Report?
Vulture, April 2009

Theater review: Hair
New York, April 2009

Theater review: Rambo Solo
New York, April 2009

Movie review: Spinning Into Butter
Washington Post, March 2009

Movie review: Duplicity
Washington Post, March 2009

What If Woody Allen Had Directed Watchmen?
Slate, March 2009

Conversation With Dana Stevens About Watchmen
Slate, March 2009

25 Things Zack Snyder Actually Got Right in Watchmen
Vulture, March 2009

Process: Making Watchmen's New York
New York, March 2009

The New York Comics Canon
New York, March 2009

Movie review: Three Monkeys
Washington Post, February 2009

Going Battier: Can Michael Lewis' Latest Article Make Me a Better Pickup Basketball Player?
Slate, February 2009

Brainy Broadway
New York, February 2009

The Style Oscar Pool: Cynics' Division
Washington Post, February 2009

The Quick and the Dead
Washington Post, February 2009

Vulture's Fantasy Oscar Odds
Vulture, February 2009

Who Worked Hardest For His Nomination?
New York, February 2009

Theater review: The Cherry Orchard
New York, January 2009

Movie review: Chandni Chowk to China
The Washington Post, January 2009

The Vulture Critics Poll: What's the Worst Movie of 2008?
Complete ballots and commentary
Vulture, January 2009

The Annotated Script: The American Plan
New York, January 2009

Movie review: Bedtime Stories
The Washington Post, December 2008

A Shot at the Oscars Podium, Thanks to a Publicist
The Washington Post, December 2008

Mickey Rourke's Face: A History
Vulture, December 2008

When Should You Take Your Bathroom Breaks During Che?
Vulture, December 2008

Vulture's Field Guide to the Facial Expressions of Keanu Reeves
Vulture, December 2008

Theater review: Prayer For My Enemy
New York, December 2008

New York: The Year In Culture
Top Ten Plays of the Year
Top Ten Comics of the Year
Contributor to Movies | TV | Theater

A Year in Reading
The Millions, December 2008

Theater review: Blasted
New York, December 2008

Movie review: Bolt
The Washington Post, November 2008

Theater review: American Buffalo
New York, November 2008

28 Reasons That Twilight the Movie Is Better Than Twilight the Book
Vulture, November 2008

Q&A: Ellen Kuras, Director of The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
New York, November 2008

Guess Who's Coming to Visit? Holiday Theater Recommendations, In One Act
New York, November 2008

Movie review: The Order of Myths
The Washington Post, November 2008

The 'Times' Public Editor Plays Theater Critic
Vulture, November 2008

Exclusive: We've Seen Steve Carell's 'Beaver' Screenplay
Vulture, November 2008

The 'Times' Is Kind of Mean to Sarah Palin
Daily Intel, November 2008

An Animated Best Picture Race
New York, November 2008

Can The Daily Show Survive the Barack Obama Presidency?
Vulture, November 2008







ARTS  |  CURRENT AFFAIRS  |  SPORTS  |  TRAVEL

SHOPPING  |  PERSONAL ESSAYS  |  HUMOR 

WONKETTE MORNING REPORTS  |  TWOP  |  SALON MUSIC PREVIEWS



ARTS
An Animated Best Picture Race
New York, November 2008

Can The Daily Show Survive the Barack Obama Presidency?
Vulture, November 2008

JCVD: Synechdoche for Dummies
New York, November 2008

Broadway review: Speed-the-Plow
New York, November 2008

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens about Synechdoche, New York (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, October 2008

Daffy Old People: An Appreciation
Vulture, October 2008

Six Great Underdog Movies John McCain Should Probably Watch
Vulture, October 2008

The Ten Funniest Political Impressions of All Time
Vulture, October 2008

Broadway review: 13
New York, October 2008

Broadway review: Equus
Broadway review: The Seagull
New York, October 2008

The Art of the Great Depression 2.0
New York, October 2008

One Crazy Night: The Best Movie Genre You've Never Heard Of
Vulture, October 2008

Ten Liberal Movies So Lame They Make Even the Liberal Media Want to Vote Republican
Vulture, September 2008

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens about Choke (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, September 2008

'Ghost Town': Hey, What Happened to Naked Guy Ghost?
Vulture, September 2008

Surprisingly Good 'Ghost Town' Continues the Tradition of the Monday Surprise
Vulture, September 2008

Which Coen Brothers Idiot Movie Is Best?
Vulture, September 2008

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens About Burn After Reading (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, September 2008

The Vulture Fall Recommend-O-Matics!
Movies  |  TV  |  Theater  |  Books
New York, September 2008

Bye!
Vulture, August 2008

The Aaron Sorkin Facebook Movie: A Facebook History
Vulture, August 2008

Book review: New Stories From the South 2008
Raleigh News & Observer, August 2008

Puff Piece
New York, August 2008

Hey, How's That Project Going?
New York, July 2008

Fun With Wickets
New York, July 2008

Book review: Black & White by Lewis Shiner
Raleigh News and Observer, June 2008

Comic-Book Hero: Profile of Dash Shaw
New York, June 2008

Improbable Broadway Musicals: The Quiz!
New York, June 2008

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (mp3)
Slate, May 2008

And the Song of the Summer Will Be...
New York, May 2008

More Odd Heroes
New York, May 2008

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens About Speed Racer (mp3)
Slate, May 2008

Book Review: Child 44
Raleigh News & Observer, May 2008

Q&A With Child 44 Author Tom Rob Smith
New York, May 2008

Kids' Lit Gets Graphic
New York, April 2008

Please, Someone Rescue Patrick Stewart From His Upcoming NBA Nightmare!
Daily Intel, April 2008

Trailer Mix: Righteous Kill, Iron Man, Get Smart, Wall-E
New York, March 2008

Best-Director Death Match
New York, January 2008

Who Cares How Good the Movies Really Are? Let's Talk Oscar!
New York, December 2007

The Best Comics of 2007
New York, December 2007

Culture Apocalypse 2008
New York, December 2007

Book review: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 2007

Your Pre-Holiday Guide to Downer Films
New York, November 2007

Book review: The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
Raleigh News & Observer, November 2007

Book review: Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
Sidebar: The Complete Peanuts 1965-1966
Raleigh News & Observer, October 2007

Q&A with Shortcomings' Adrian Tomine
New York, October 2007

Book review: New Stories From the South 2007
Raleigh News & Observer, September 2007

The Book Club: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Slate, July 2007

Why Bambi II Is Better Than Bambi: In Defense of the Straight-to-DVD Sequel
Slate, July 2007

Ode to the Best Southern Playwright You Haven't Heard of Yet (jpeg)
The Oxford American, Best of the South Issue (Summer 2007)

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, July 2007

How Harry Potter Really Ends
Slate, June 2007

Conversation with Slate's Dana Stevens about Knocked Up (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, June 2007

Culturebox: Spider-Man Gets All Emo
Interview with Slate's Dana Stevens about Spider-Man 3 (SPOILERS) (mp3)
Slate, May 2007

Culturebox: NBC's Thank God You're Here
Slate, April 2007

The Spider-Man Musical
New York Magazine's Daily Intel, April 2007

Men Without Tights
Slate, January 2007

Graphic Violence: The Best Comics About the Iraq War
Slate, January 2007

'Till the Day That I Drop: In Defense of Robert Altman's Popeye
The Believer, December 2006

R.E.M. vs. U2
Slate, November 2006
Dan Kois interviewed by David Burd of Washington's WTWP. (mp3)

Can Studio 60 Be Saved?
Slate, October 2006
Dan Kois interviewed by Slate's Andy Bowers. (mp3)

Shelved: Bookstores That Live Only in the Mind
The New York Times, October 2006
(This link is to a large jpeg of the original article.
The full text is also available via the Times' paid archives.)

Scott Pilgrim's Progress
Slate, October 2006

Expecting Company

New York Magazine, October 2006

Everything You Were Afraid to Ask
About "The Wire"

Salon, October 2004

Lenny Bruce's Children
Salon, September 2004

Everything You Were Afraid to Ask
About "Donnie Darko"

Salon, July 2004

Confessions of a Netflix Failure
Salon, June 2004

Beyoncé, Your Mixtape Sucks
Slate, May 2004


CURRENT AFFAIRS
Barack Obama, Your Dream Fiancé
The Plank/The New Republic online, October 2008

Six Great Underdog Movies John McCain Should Probably Watch
Vulture, October 2008

The Ten Funniest Political Impressions of All Time
Vulture, October 2008

Ten Liberal Movies So Lame They Make Even the Liberal Media Want to Vote Republican
Vulture, September 2008

Explainer: How Do You Pilot an Unmanned Drone?
Slate, August 2006

Frontiers of Free Enterprise: The Snooze
The New York Times, October 2004
(This link is to a large jpeg of the original article.
The full text is also available via the Times' paid archives.)

Explainer: What's That Flower On Blair's Lapel?
Slate, November 2004

Explainer: Where Does Space Begin?

Slate, September 2004

Waiting for Youssou
The New York Times, August 2004
(This link is to a large jpeg of the original article.
The full text is also available via the Times' paid archives.)

GI Joe Is a Fake
Salon, August 2004

Explainer: When Do Papers Print the F-Word?
Slate, June 2004

Explainer: What's a Catafalque?

Slate, June 2004



SPORTS
Fun With Wickets
New York, July 2008

Please, Someone Rescue Patrick Stewart From His Upcoming NBA Nightmare!
Daily Intel, April 2008

NCAA Tournament Preview: North Carolina
Deadspin, March 2008

Milwaukee Brewers 2008 Season Preview
Deadspin, March 2008

The Death of the Bracketmaster
Slate, March 2007

NCAA Preview: Penn
Deadspin, March 2007

Milwaukee Brewers 2007 Season Preview
Deadspin, February 2007

Dispatch From the U.S.Open: A Report From the Outer Courts
Slate, September 2006

Agassi vs. Agassi
Slate, August 2006

Upon Further Review: NFL Officials on the Lookout for Late Hits and Loogies
Slate, November 2004

The Curse of Alfonso Soriano
Salon, October 2004

Explainer: What Is Blood Doping?
Slate, September 2004

Tumbling Passé
Slate, August 2004

Gymnastics Judging: Inscrutable No More!
Slate, August 2004

Explainer: Does Peeing On Your Hands Toughen the Skin?
Slate, May 2004


TRAVEL
Holiday Splendor of New York: Off the Beaten Track in the Big Apple
The Honolulu Advertiser, December 2006


SHOPPING
Shelved: Bookstores That Live Only in the Mind
The New York Times, October 2006

Shopper: Out To Lunch
Slate, September 2006

Shopper: The Tangy Twelve
Slate, March 2005


PERSONAL ESSAYS
New York Turned My Poi Dog Mean
Honolulu Magazine, July 2006

Static
 American Journal of Print, 2002

 

HUMOR
How Harry Potter Really Ends
Slate, June 2007

The Spider-Man Musical
New York Magazine's Daily Intel, April 2007

New York Turned My Poi Dog Mean
Honolulu Magazine, July 2006

The Curse of Alfonso Soriano
Salon, October 2004

GI Joe Is a Fake
Salon, August 2004

Names of Characters Played By Donald Gibb Since Starring as Ogre in "Revenge of the Nerds"
mcsweeneys.net, March 2003

The Rumor
Originally performed at the Atlantic Theater in 2002 as part of the 24-Hour Plays.


WONKETTE PRE-ELECTION MORNING REPORTS (2004)
10.20  |  10.21  |  10.22
10.25  |  10.26  |  10.27  |  10.28  |  10.29
11.1  |  11.2



TELEVISION WITHOUT PITY LOST RECAPS (2004)
1.1  |  1.2  |  1.3  |  1.4  |  1.5
  1.6  |  1.8  |  1.9  |  1.10  |  1.11

 

SALON MUSIC PREVIEWS (2002-2003)
DJ Shadow  |  Soundbombing III  |  Aimee Mann  |  Mr. Lif
Neko Case  |  Future Bible Heroes  |  Doug Martsch  |  MC Paul Barman
Sigur Ros  |  Talib Kweli  |  Cody ChesnuTT  |  Catherine Irwin and Sue Garner




MAGAZINE
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