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THE FAT DRUG
This cover story was was the #1 most-emailed and most-Tweeted story in the NY Times for a couple of days. >>>
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THE CYBORG IN US ALL
In one New York hospital, patients are living in the world of the future, issuing commands with their thoughts. >>>
What’s it like to live in a dorm that’s modeled on a sea sponge? >>>
Charyl Haworth, 19, can out-weightlift any woman alive. Her best friend, Ethan, dreams of becoming the Pope. >>>
Alternative fuel is as close as the nearest blender. >>>
How an indie-rock prodigy is speaking for Generation 9/11. >>>
Amy Smith invents machines for poor people in developing nations: her creations cost pennies and use little or no electricity. >>>
I wrote a piece for the New York Times Book Review about literary fetishists on MySpace. >>>
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
WILLIAM GIBSON’S FUTURE IS NOW
Cover story about the legendary sci-fi writer. >>>
THE JOY LOCK CLUB
Schuyler Towne can pick a lock faster than just about anyone. Now he’s planning to break into the big time. >>>
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Gordon Sato is not your typical retiree. Instead of taking up golf, he’s decided to change the ecosystem of an entire African nation. >>>
At the Harvard Brain Bank, researchers are trying to make sense of madness. >>>
Meet Alex, just maybe the smartest bird on the planet. And one with a star complex, too. >>>
Inspired by an Islamic revelation, he built a 12-foot-high “Sense of Unity Machine.” He stores it in the back of his Cambridge auto shop. >>>
Yup. His name really is Vermin Supreme. He wears a boot on his head. And he wants your vote. >>>
When the writer was a child, her mother defied the calendar, rescheduling holidays for the convenience of the family. >>>
Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’ >>>
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“A Space for Us,” New York Times Book Review, September 2, 2007.
“Stuck in Somerville with the Carbon Blues Again,” Dwell magazine, June 2007.
“Man-Made Monk,” Tricycle Magazine, Summer 2007.
“The Proust Pill,” Boston Globe Ideas section, June 25, 2006.
“The Enlightened MBA,” The New York Times Education Supplement, November 7, 2004.
“Can a Car Run on Corn Oil?” Details, August 2003.
“Beau Idea,” book review, New York Times, May 5, 2002.
“Got (Time For) Friends?” Feature story, Utne Reader, September/October 2001.
“So . . . Are You Two Together,” feature story, Ms. Magazine, June/July 2001.
“Geniuses, Mad Scientists, and Inventors,” a series of profiles in design magazine, Dwell, February 2001.
“There Is Too a There There, Too,” Dwell, December 2000.
“Cross Promotion,” Fiction Writer, April 1999.
“No Baby On Board,” a column for the Mother’s Who Think section, Salon, August 17, 1998.
“The Garden State,” book review, Newsday, June 5, 1994.
“Mixed Up Media,” review of two books, The Women’s Review of Books, June 1994.
“A Ford of One’s Own,” feature story, Voice Literary Supplement (a section of the Village Voice that was distributed nationally), February 1994.
“Ring My Bellbottoms,” reprint. Utne Reader, July/August 1992.
“All About Evil: Jack Chick’s Ire and Brimstone,” feature story, Voice Literary Supplement, April 1992.
“Alive and Sick,” review/feature about women who publish comic books, The Women’s Review of Books, April 1992.
“Ring My Bellbottoms: Fondue Memories of the Disco Decade,” feature story, Voice Literary Supplement, December 1991.
“General Gaffe,” review of American Psycho, The Nation, April 1, 1991.
“My Magazine, My Self: Becoming a Media Event Without Leaving Home,” feature, Voice Literary Supplement, March 1991.
“What a Dump: The Real Dirt on Trash,” feature story in Voice Literary Supplement, July/August 1990.
“P.C Comics,” feature in book section, The Nation, March 19, 1990.
“Their Back Pages: On Tour With the Friendliest Rock Band in the World,” feature story, Voice Literary Supplement, October 1989.
“Boy’s Life,” book review, Village Voice , August 1, 1989.
“Fantastic Voyage,” book review, Village Voice, June 6, 1989
Review of Cynthia Ozick’s Metaphor & Memory, Boston Phoenix Literary Section, June 1989.
As a columnist:
The Web Magazine, 1997. Covered on-line literary movements and books.
Village Voice, 1993-4. Titled “Out There,” the column followed the underground publishing scene.