Published Writing

(In a rush? I've ★’d my favorites.)

Articles & Essays (Select)

• “Return to Flight,” (Jonathan Franzen) St. Louis Magazine, September 2010
• “From the Editor,” St. Louis Magazine, 09/10 (★); 08/1007/1006/1005/10 (★); 04/1003/1002/101/1012/0911/0910/0909/0908/0907/0906/0905/0904/0903/0902/0901/0912/0811/0810/08 (previous articles not online)
• Various Short Pieces, St. Louis Magazine, 2008 - 2010 ★
• “What We Talk About When We Talk About Wine” (PDF), STL Mag, September 2009 ★
• “How to Make a Beautiful Book” (PDF), St. Louis Magazine, November 08 ★
• “Eastman’s Eyes,” St. Louis Magazine, May 08 ★
• “Creative Chemist,” Washington U. Alumni Mag, Spring 2007
• “Head & Shoulders Above,” Washington U. Alumni Mag, Winter 06
• “Wine Importer’s Label Says It All: Impeccable,” Wash U. Mag, Fall 06
• “School’s Always ‘in’ for Software Designer,” (scroll) Wash U. Mag, Fall 06
• “Hot Water,” Claremont McKenna College Magazine, Summer 06
• “Growth Industry,” Claremont McKenna College Magazine, Summer 06
• “World Traveler Finds Adventure in Writing,” Wash. U. Alumni Mag., Wntr 05
• “Liquid Assets,” Claremont McKenna College Magazine, Fall 05
• “Matching Students to the School of Law” (PDF) W.U. Law Mag., Fall 05
• “Full-Court Press,” (scroll) Washington U. in St. Louis Alumni Magazine, Spring 05
• "David Sedaris: Unsentimental Journey“ (cover), PLAYBACK:stl, 6/04
• "Picturing the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly,” Wash. U. Alumni Mag., Spring 04
• “Developing Both Rhyme & Reason,” Wash. U. Alumni Mag., Winter 03-04 ★
• “The Gardening Connection” (PDF), St. Louis Magazine, 11/03
• “Two Roads: Reflections on Denial & Acceptance,” Common Space, 6/03 ★
• “World, Meet BallzOn!” The Common Space, 4/03 ★
• “The World’s a Stage” (PDF), St. Louis Magazine, 4/03
• “Rock'n'Roll High School,” The Common Space, 3/03
• “A Place for Self-Expression” (PDF), St. Louis Magazine, 12/02
• “Vineyard Life” (cover; PDF), The Magazine of Sigma Chi, Summer 01

Interviews
• Writer C.J. Hribal, Identity Theory, 7/3/06
• Novelist David Mitchell, PopMatters, 5/25/06 ★
• Writer William H. Gass, The Believer, 11/05 ★
• Poet Franz Wright, PLAYBACK:stl, 5/04 (on sqs post)
• Singer/songwriter Chris Mills, playbackstl.com 1/03

Book Reviews (not all are yet online)
• Staff Shelf: Milton, Paris Review, and North Korea, Look/Listen, 12/31/09
• Staff Shelf: Catching Up, Look/Listen, 11/8/09
• Staff Shelf: Robison, Holmes, de Botton, Look/Listen, 7/13/09
• Staff Shelf: Breytenbach, Goodman, Searls, Phillips, Look/Listen, 5/24/09
• Staff Shelf: Naipaul and Hearst, Look/Listen, 2/7/09
• Staff Shelf: Reading Diary '08, Look/Listen, 12/24/09 ★
• “Basking in Hell: Returning to The Tunnel,” The Quarterly Conv., 12/4/06 ★
• The Paris Review Interviews Vol. I, PLAYBACK:stl, 11/12/06
• All Aunt Hagar’s Children, Edward P. Jones, The Capital Times, 9/22/06
• The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, PopMatters, 6/30/06
• Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart, PopMatters, 6/30/06
• A Temple of Texts, William H. Gass, Identity Theory, 4/06 ★
• “Sentences of the Year,” The Believer, 4/06
 Favorite Sentences of the 2005, SS.com, 1/06 ★
• Best Books of 2005, PLAYBACK:stl [ditto below], 1/06 ★
• Indecision, Benjamin Kunkel, 12/05 ★
• 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, Jane Smiley, 12/05
• The Diviners, Rick Moody, 11/05
• No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy, 10/05
 The People of Paper, Salvador Plascencia, 10/05
• Character Studies, Mark Singer, 10/05
• Gilead, Marilynne Robinson, 9/05
• Lend Me Your Character, Dubravka Ugresic, 9/05
• A Matter of Opinion, Victor Navasky , 8/05
• Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Jeff Chang, 8/05 ★
• A Changed Man, Francine Prose, 7/05
• Nice Big American Baby, Judy Budnitz, 7/05
• Unformed Landscape, Peter Stamm, 6/05
• Happy Baby, Stephen Elliott, 5/05
• Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami, 5/05
• Extremely Loud & Incredible Close, J.S. Foer, 4/05
• Home Land, Sam Lipsyte, 3/05
• The Proust Project, 3/05
• The Ha-Ha, Dave King, 2/05
• Favorite Sentences of 2004, SS.com, 12/04 ★
• Heir to the Glimmering World, Cynthia Ozick, 12/04
• America’s Magic Mountain, Curtis White, 11/04
• Three Trapped Tigers, C. Cabrera Infante, 11/04
• Night, Vedrana Rudan, 11/04
• The Irresponsible Self, James Wood, 10/04 ★
• Port Mungo, Patrick McGrath, 10/04
• The Lemon Table, Julian Barnes, 10/04
• 2 Paris Review Anthologies, 9/04
• The Wasp Eater, William Lychack, 9/04
• Wilco: Learning How to Die, Greg Kot, 8/04 ★
• A Chance Meeting, Rachel Cohen, 7/04
 Oblivion, David Foster Wallace, 6/04 ★
• Do You Hear Them?, Nathalie Sarraute, Rain Taxi, Smr 04
• The Sleeping Father, Matthew Sharpe, 5/04
• The Living End, Stanley Elkin, 5/04
• Gotham Tragic, Kurt Wenzel, 4/04
• The True & Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, E. Robinson, 3/04
• Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre, 2/04
• "7 From 75: Schenkenberg Whittles Down His List,“ 1/04
• "A Book For Every Stocking,” 12/03
• Thank You For Not Reading, Dubravka Ugresic 12/03
• The Grasshopper King, Jordan Ellenberg, 11/03
• The King Is Dead, Jim Lewis, 10/03
• 101 Reykjavik, Hallgrimur Helgason, 9/03
• The Book Against God, James Wood, 9/03
• Rumble, Young Man, Rumble, Benjamin Cavell, 8/03
• Short People, Joshua Furst, 8/03
• Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood, 6/03
• Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo, 6/03

Music Reviews
• The Wall to Wall Sessions, Chris Mills, 10/05
• Chris Mills: Concert Preview, 9/04
• Christopher O'Riley: Concert Preview, 9/03
• Loneliness Knows My Name, Patrick Park, 9/03
• Transfiguration of Vincent, M. Ward, 9/03
• Tranquil Isolation, Nicolai Dunger, 5/03
• Fear Yourself, Daniel Johnston, 5/03
• Where Shall You Take Me?, Damien Jurado, 5/03
• I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (DVD), 4/03
• Cat Power: Live, 3/03
• You Are Free, Cat Power, 2/03
• Proof, Robert Skoro, 1/03
• Read Music/Speak Spanish, The Desaparecidos, 12/02
• Richard Buckner: Live, 11/02
• Since, Richard Buckner, Popular Music & Society, Fall 02