Writer and Other Things

“Because no battle is ever won he said.  They are not even fought.  The field reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”

- William Faulkner

Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for while food makes us live, stories are what make our lives worth living. They are what make our condition human.
— Richard Kearney

Unexceptional Goals - June 2018

What Something Is - May 2018 (print - Issue 16)

Accounting for Tradition: A Conversation with Philip Gorski - January 2018 (print - Issue 15)

Letter on Reformation from the Editors  - January 2018 (print - Issue 15)

What We Despise - January 2017

Federer as Crisis of Faith? - September 2015

Hunger Games - March 2015

The Simmons Affair - October 2014

Descent: Lance Armstrong and the Fall of Pro Cycling - June 2014


Review - Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers by Edward Mendelson - March 2016

Review - ESPN 30 for 30, Sole Man by Dan Marks and Jon Weinbach - July 2015

Review - The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain by David Goldblatt - March 2015




Review - Deep, Down, Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in A Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free, by Hector Tobar - Jan 2016 (print)

Review - Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds; A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Peter Adamson - November 2015

Neo-Liberal Education: A Conversation with William Deresiewicz - June 2015

Review - America's Pastor; Billy Graham and the Shaping of A Nation, by Grant Wacker - Feb 2015 (print)

The Elect and the Accursed - August 2013

Our Deepest Most Reverent Desires: Don DeLillo's Zero K - Fall 2016 (print)


A Canvas and A Battle Ground: Mark Rothko and the Seagram's Commission - XVI:1 2016 (print)