New York, December 4, 2009
Goodbye Boob Tube, Hello Brain Food
New York, January 19, 2009
New York, January 19, 2009
What are these renegade cybergeeks doing at The New York Times? Maybe saving it.
New York, December 8, 2008
For showbiz’s ultimate survivor, life has been one hell of a cabaret. But it’s marvelous all the same.
New York, October 27, 2008
The Witches, The Widows, and the ambiguous bliss of misogyny.
New York, October 13, 2008
Product integration, 30 Rock, and the trouble with using brands to write TV.
New York, October 6, 2008
A feminist icon and a rising star on the sexual revolution, the booty-call nineties, and the Superwoman myth.
New York, September 14, 2008
He stalked Jackie, was pummeled by Brando, and gave birth to the idea of modern American celebrity. Without Ron Galella, there’d be no TMZ. Much to his dismay.
New York, May 4, 2008
The Sex and the City star likes Victorian morality tales, frets about artistic purity, and laments the passing of Old New York. So how did she become the poster girl for the New Manhattan?
New York, August 13, 2007
Celebrity blended families have become a cultural flash point, revealing a broad anxiety: Do parents really love adopted children differently than their own offspring?
New York, June 18, 2007
The Sopranos creator David Chase turned us all into Tony’s shrink, then duped us into believing he could be saved. It took us eight seasons to figure out we’d been had.
New York, February 18, 2007
Why are models dwindling in size? Because they’ve dwindled in stature—from bodacious superstars to nameless, faceless manual laborers.
New York, February 12, 2007
As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited.
New York, July 17, 2006
In the collective id known as UrbanBaby, New York women confess their darkest fears about parenting and marriage—and, not infrequently, go to war over them.
The New York Times, July 17, 2005
The New York Times, May 23, 2004
The New York Times, May 5, 2004
The New York Times, April 18, 2004
The New York Times, February 15, 2004
The New York Times Magazine, January 11, 2004
The New York Times, December 21, 2003
The New York Times, July 27, 2003
The Nation, May 29, 2003
The Fabulist, by Stephen Glass.
The New York Times Magazine, September 22, 2002
Slate, April 4, 2002
The pleasures of participatory TV.
Slate, April 2, 2002
Vogue’s pathetic attempt at body-type diversity.
Nerve, September 3, 2001
Popular website hotornot.com (formerly amihotornot.com) and comparison-shopping spin-off strangerinyourbed.com seem so cold and anonymous. Why not just ask people on the street?
Nerve, February 2001
Lingua Franca, November 2000
The New York Times Magazine, September 17, 2000
A gay teenage runaway, he decided he’d rather be on the streets of New York than back home.
Lingua Franca, May 2000
Lingua Franca, March 2000
A research psychologist goes pop.
Lingua Franca, October 1999
The campus crusade for secular humanism.
Lingua Franca, May/June 1999
Lingua Franca, November 1998
Lingua Franca, September 1998
Lingua Franca, May/June 1998
A Cornell psychologist’s bold new theory about who’s gay and why.
Lingua Franca, October 1997
The case for repression.