Columnist at 3 Quarks Daily
Every 8th Monday: October 29, December 24, February 18…
A series “On Not Knowing,” concerning dilletantism, Moby Dick, Twitter, pokiness, denial, Joy Williams’ Ninety-Nine Stories of God, and other matters.
He Blinded Me with Science
Lapham's Quarterly Online, August 29, 2018
Three presidents take the fight to mesmerism's founder. They lose.
Donald Trump, Mesmerist
New York Times op-ed, Sunday Review, August 5, 2018
Why doesn't debunking work? An answer from 19th-century stage hypnotism
'Tis he! The ass foretold me in my dream!
Lapham's Quarterly Online, July 19, 2018
A mock epic of the warring literati
Don't go back to Princeton
Review of Joyce Carol Oates's The Accursed, Public Books, October 22, 2013
Occult historical fiction and a cursed town in New Jersey