selected work published between 2015 and 2017

  On the antidepressant debate   Sitting across an oriental rug from me in his Providence, Rhode Island office, Dr. Peter Kramer seems like an unlikely proponent of controversial medicine.   Read the rest at The Daily Beast.  

On the antidepressant debate

Sitting across an oriental rug from me in his Providence, Rhode Island office, Dr. Peter Kramer seems like an unlikely proponent of controversial medicine.

Read the rest at The Daily Beast. 

  On Polish poetry's role in the anti-Trump resistance   There is a paradox at the heart of most Americans’ use of Polish poetry: these verses are highly politicized but for the most part, intended to be vehemently apolitical — sometimes because it was a matter of survival.   Read the rest at The Millions.  

On Polish poetry's role in the anti-Trump resistance

There is a paradox at the heart of most Americans’ use of Polish poetry: these verses are highly politicized but for the most part, intended to be vehemently apolitical — sometimes because it was a matter of survival.

Read the rest at The Millions. 

  On Roger White's  The Contemporaries    It is small, intimate moments, moments otherwise privy only to art-world insiders, that comprise White’s new book “The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World.”   Read the rest at T Magazine .

On Roger White's The Contemporaries

It is small, intimate moments, moments otherwise privy only to art-world insiders, that comprise White’s new book “The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World.”

Read the rest at T Magazine.

  The Year in Single Woman    Loving another is easy; loving yourself is hard:  these are the words that occurred to me while reading five books on single women that were published in 2016   Read the rest at Literary Hub.

The Year in Single Woman

Loving another is easy; loving yourself is hard: these are the words that occurred to me while reading five books on single women that were published in 2016

Read the rest at Literary Hub.

  On Mary Gaitskill's  The Mare     On its surface, Mary Gaitskill’s latest novel  The Mare  presents a heartwarming story: with the help of a nice middle-class white lady, a girl from an underprivileged background learns to ride horses and finds a sense of self-worth.   Read the rest from the National Book Review.    

On Mary Gaitskill's The Mare

On its surface, Mary Gaitskill’s latest novel The Mare presents a heartwarming story: with the help of a nice middle-class white lady, a girl from an underprivileged background learns to ride horses and finds a sense of self-worth.

Read the rest from the National Book Review.

 

  On defunding the NEA   No matter their medium, the women artists and arts organizations I spoke to said that their NEA grants were key not only to their budgets, but also to helping level the playing field in what is still a male-dominated art world.   Read the rest at Literary Hub.

On defunding the NEA

No matter their medium, the women artists and arts organizations I spoke to said that their NEA grants were key not only to their budgets, but also to helping level the playing field in what is still a male-dominated art world.

Read the rest at Literary Hub.