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Selected Writing

"Frans Hals: The Man Who Changed Portraiture,"  The New Yorker 

"The Enigma of John Donne," The Nation

"The Season of Hardwick,"The Los Angeles Review of Books 

"Leonora Carrington's Irreverent Dreamscapes," The Nation

"Photography in Fragments,Art in America 


"Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana," The New York Review of Books

"The Debauched, Sometimes Sublime Essays of D.H. Lawrence," The Nation

"The Slippery Talent of Emannuel Carrère," The Economist

"Ursula von Rydingsvard," Artforum

"In Search of William Gass," The Paris Review 

On executive power and the "state of emergency," The New Statesman

"Letter of Recommendation: Bunk Beds," The New York Times Magazine

"Police Body Cameras Can't Replace Camera Phones," Boston Review

"Executing Them Softly," The New York Times

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