Churchill, His Fat Cigar & The French Navy,” Chicago Quarterly Review, Vol. 25, 2017

If it is Beautiful, It is Passing,” The Furious Gazelle, January 2017

The Phenomenon,” The Courtship of Winds, Winter 2017


Essays in 3 Quarks Daily (See all pieces

Indifference & The End Of Literary Lives,” 3 Quarks Daily, August 2018

Art isn’t the Place to Tackle Racism,” 3 Quarks Daily, September 2018


Essays in Other Publications

Finding Wisdom in the Letters of Aging Writers,” The Atlantic, December 2016

The Writer is Not Here: On Nihilism and the Writing Life,” The Millions, July 2016

T.S. Eliot: Employee of the Month,” Full Stop, January 2013

In the Footsteps of David Foster Wallace,” Full Stop, December 2012

The Pen is Mightier than the Guitar,” Little Brother, July 2012

The Dreams of a Shrinking Nation,” The Rumpus, March 2012

Where Have All The Catholic Writers Gone?The Millions, November 2011

Paris, Wikipedia and My Middle Age Crisis,” The Millions, August 2011


Book Reviews

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure by Hideo Furukawa,” The Quarterly Conversation, June 2016

Two Decades of Hip,” Los Angeles Review of Books, March 2016

Printmaking: An Art Medium for the People,” Los Angeles Review of Books, March 2015

In the Universe of Wonders and Astonishments,”Full Stop, February 2013

The Terrible Affliction of Beauty,”  Full Stop, June 2012



Fin de Si├Ęcle,” The MacGuffin, Spring 2015

The Consecration,” Booth, February 2013