The afterlife of Clay Shaw: On the only man ever indicted for JFK’s assassination, and what it did to him. The story Oliver Stone ignored.

The Guardian of Death in the City of Death: The 40-year-career of New Orleans’ eccentric Coroner, famed locally for playing the trumpet in his white suit and alligator boots.

50 years after plane crash left no survivors, a legacy still remains: How local legend swirled around a plane that crashed under mud in Lake Pontchartrain, to be never fully recovered.

How a Lynda Benglis sculpture sat, for 30 years, in a Louisiana sewage plant: A lush, dark avant-garde work sits in a smiley and sunny suburban city, ignored

Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina hit the Lower 9th Ward: A legacy of loud, media-driven change and the lasting silence of high weeds and torn-up houses


Twenty-Seven The Awl

Wreck-it Disney The New Republic

Why Don’t We Appreciate Mother? The Believer

New York Without a Net The New York Observer

Leech, Meet Patient The New York Times

The Night We Sneaked Into the Center of the World The Awl

The Cultural History of the Tamagotchi Egg Vice


The Pastel Dream of the Developer The Washington Post

A Real Life Comic-Book Superhero Newsweek

Liu Bolin at the World Trade Center The New York Times

Eva, Queen of the Russians The New York Times

That’s Mark Jenkins All Over The Washington Post

Wells Tower, Neighborhood Dude The Greenpoint Gazette

A Busy Day for Nuptials Across New York State The New York Times

The Ultimate Clock Watcher The New York Times 

The Man Who Would Love Rocks The New York Times


The Second City Beneath Our Feet The New York Times

Photo Essay: New York on the Sound Stage The New York Times

Photo Essay: At the Beach, Vulnerability and Confidence The New York Times

Fun and the Games The Washington Post

A Sense of Euphoria Settles over the West Village The New York Times

Live-blogging a Boat The New York Times

How to Write a Joke in China Time Magazine

The Bearded Among Us The Greenpoint Gazette

Building a Model New York, Only to Torch It  The New York Times

St. Patrick in the Middle Kingdom Time Magazine

Bjork, in China Paste Magazine 

As Goes DeNiro… The New York Observer

Flaubert’s Parrots The New York Observer

11 Can Cans in 10 Hours, That’s Bastille! The New York Times

Video: The Night Same-Sex Marriage Passed The New York Times


Bright, Blinking Beacons That Are Still Easily Missed The New York Times

Greenpoint, meet Dominique Strauss Kahn The New York Times

With New City T-Shirts, City Shoots for the Hip The New York Times

Scrawling on the Cubicle Walls The New York Times

The Death of H&H The New York Times

Selling Pieces of Brooklyn, But Not the Bridge The New York Times

Hong Kong’s T-Shirts and Triads Time Magazine 

The Expat Factor: Voting Abroad The New Republic

What I Imagine Tim Gunn Thinks of the Manuscript I’m Currently Writing The Hairpin


Emily Gould and Ruth Curry

Rivka Galchen

Emma Straub

Molly Young

Hannah Simone

Jacob Soboroff

Andrew Dosunmu

Casey Dienel

Christina Xu


Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! Paper Magazine

Sleigh Bells @ Bushwick Masonic Temple MTV

Beach House @ Webster Hall MTV

Playlist MTV

Tribeca 2010 Coverage MTV

Film Review: Accepted Washington Post

Film Review: 13 Tzameti Washington Post

Film Review: Micmacs MTV