Reviews and Review Essays

“Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2011 — a review of the new book by the influential psychologist Daniel Kahneman, December 16, 2011.

“The Triumph of the City” and “Aerotropolis,”, Washington Post, April 2011.

“The End of Tenure?” The New York Times Book Review, Sept. 2010. Professors are under siege.

“The Pleasures of Work” and “Shop Class as Soulcraft,” Washington Post, 2009.

“The Drunkard’s Walk” and “Nudge,”, Washington Post, July 2008.

“New Grub Street: How Did Ethics Become a Staple of Contemporary Food Writing?” Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 2007. On Michael Pollan’s “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and other recent books about food, ethics, and the environment.

“Excellence Without a Soul,” Washington Post, July 2006.