Longform

Some longer reported magazine pieces:

“Can We Say That? Princetonians are questioning whether there are boundaries for campus conversations — and who draws the lines,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, Nov. 11, 2015.

“Can Split-Second Micro-Expressions Help Employers Hire Smarter?” New York Magazine, January 15, 2015.

“The Liar’s ‘Tell’: Is the Psychologist Paul Ekman Telling the Truth?” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2014.

“Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap? A Yale Historian Wants Us to Rethink the Terrible Tales About the Norse,” National Geographic, September 26, 2014.

Illustration by Tom Lovell

“Need for Speed: The Night I Raced Away From Washington’s Hellish Traffic,” Washingtonian, June 2014. [pdf]

Illustration by Ryan Inzana: www.ryaninzana.com

“The New Academic Celebrity: Why a Different Kind of Scholar—and Idea—Hits it Big Today,” Chronicle Review (cover), April 14, 2014.

“The Data Vigilante,” The Atlantic, Dec. 2012

“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.

“The Brawl on the Mall,” on the fight over the World War II memorial, Preservation, January/February 2001.

“White Men Can’t Contextualize: Psychologist Richard Nisbett Believes That Asians and Westerners Think and Even See Differently—and He Has the Data to Prove It,” Lingua Franca, September 2001.

“High Hopes: On the Road to Elite Status, Georgetown’s Come a Long Way in a Short Time. Now It Has to Decide Just What Kind of University It Wants To Be,” Washington Post Magazine, November 5, 2000 (cover).

“Don’t Talk to the Humans: The Crackdown on Social-Science Research,” Lingua Franca, September 2000 (cover).

“The Return of Ishi’s Brain: After an Unsettling Discovery, Anthropologists Reconsider a Legendary Friendship,” Lingua Franca, February 2000.

“The Gap: The Chasm Between Academe and the Rest of America Is Wide–and Getting Wider,” Washington Post Magazine, April 1, 1999.

“In Drug-Policy Debate, Center at Columbia U. Take a Hard Line: Institute’s studies grab headlines, but critics call its approach oversimplified,” Chronicle, October 1997.