Selected Clips



“Natalie Portman is Jackie Kennedy”
“How Alex Gibney is Reinventing Documentary Filmmaking”
“The Unprecedented Garth Risk Hallberg”
“I Was No Longer Afraid to Die. I Was Now Afraid Not to Die.”
“Who is the Author of Toni Morrison?”
On the Thomas Pynchon Trail
“Proust Wasn’t a Neuroscientist. Neither was Jonah Lehrer”
“The Decline of Harper Lee”
“Meet Trailer Editor Mark Woollen. He May Be The Most Visionary Director in Hollywood.”
“Life on Mars: Tom Wolfe on His New Novel Back to Blood and His Fascination with the Down-and-Dirty Pecking Order”
“At Home with Claire Messud and James Wood, the First Couple of American Fiction”
“In the Most Competitive Oscar Season Ever, Bloggers Are Keeping Score”
“The End: The Book Business as We Know it Will Not Be Living Happily Ever After”
“‘Noooooooooooo!’ —Christina Applegate: The Plucky Adventures of a Sitcom Starlet Who Just Wanted to Dance”
“Mary, Mary, Somewhat Contrary”
“Has the World Finally Caught Up with Post-Punk Author Sam Lipsyte?”



Fred Armisen
Nell Zink
Gary Shteyngart
Junot Díaz
Sally Field
William Goldman
Ian McKellen
James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson
Robert Giroux
Mel Brooks
Candice Bergen
Renata Adler
John Irving
Rachel Kushner
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Ian McKellen
Eric Bogosian
Zadie Smith
Dan Savage
Lorin Stein
Carlos Fuentes
Tom Perrotta
Jesse Eisenberg
Ellar Coltrane
Liev Schreiber
Julia Stiles
Ralph Fiennes
Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney
John Wray
Jonathan Ames


Colson Whitehead
Michael Chabon
Gay Talese
Herman Wouk
Cynthia Ozick
Christopher Hitchens
Nora Ephron
Jennifer Egan
Colum McCann
David Mamet
August Wilson
Edward Albee
Jonathan Franzen
George Saunders
E.L. Doctorow
Gary Shteyngart and Chang-rae Lee
Julie White
Chita Rivera
Wallace Shawn
Pete Hamill and Tama Janowitz
Jeff Goldblum
Harvey Fierstein
Douglas Coupland
Jon Gnarr
Jeff Daniels


“Book Publishing’s Big Gamble,” Op-Ed Page, The New York Times, July 10, 2013
“Inside the Busy, Brilliant Mind of Michelle Williams,” Elle, January 2017
“Hillary, Michelle, Chirlane: Chirlane McCray is a New Kind of First Lady,” Elle, January 2014
“Kazuo Ishiguro’s Arthurian Epic, The Buried Giant,” GQ, March 2015
“Fiction on Fire,” Elle, May 2013
“On Closer Reading,”, November 11, 1999