Selected articles and book reviews


Interview with Anne Trubek, author of The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting. Utne, December 2016.

Review of Porcelain: A Memoir. Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2016.

"Go Forth: An Interview With Mardou." The Believer Logger, July 2015.

Review of Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman for the Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2015.

Review of I Was A Child by Bruce Eric Kaplan for the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2015. 

"Leanne Shapton: The Character Artist." The Comics Journal, December 2014.

Review of White Girls by Hilton Als for Utne, Winter 2013.

"Overdressed: Elizabeth Cline on Fast Fashion, Overconsumption, and What We Can Do About It." Bitch Media, July 2012.

Review of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet for the Philadelphia Inquirer (pdf download), 2012

Review of Skagboys for the Philadelphia Inquirer (pdf download), November 2012.

"Street Sweepers: Hollaback! and the global surge in antiharassment activism." (pdf download) Bitch Media, Fall 2011.

Review of It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image + Text Work by Women Artists & Writers. The Comics Journal, July 2011.

"Polygamy as Potboiler." Utne, March/April 2011.

"Geonoshing: Foraging For Food in the City" (pdf download)Philadelphia Inquirer, 2011.

For a year I wrote a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer called DigitaLit, for which I wrote about the intersection between literature, art, and new technologies. One of those articles is about an embroidery project that was an homage to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Read it here.

For a year I wrote a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer called DigitaLit, for which I wrote about the intersection between literature, art, and new technologies. One of those articles is about an embroidery project that was an homage to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Read it here.

"Bonnets But No Bosoms: Amish Romance Novels." Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2010.

"The way we 'read.'" Minneapolis Star-Tribune, February 2008.

"Grownups are reading 'young adult' books too." Philadelphia Inquirer, August 2006.

"Best-Case Scenario: How a quirky handbook spawned a publishing phenomenon." Pennsylvania Gazette, Jan/Feb 2005.