Texts

¶ “Where Does the Buck Stop?” on Hernan Diaz, The New York Review of Books, September 22, 2022 issue.

¶ “Both Sides Now,” on Shirley Gorelick, The New York Review of Books, July 2022.

¶ “A Fog and a Chronicle,” on Renee Gladman, Poetry Foundation, July 2022.

¶ “I Needed to Stay Approximate,” on Sarah Manguso, The New York Review of Books, April 21, 2022 issue.

¶ “Samuel R. Delany,” interview, T Magazine, April 24, 2022 issue.

¶ “Faith Ringgold debunks the myth of the American dream,Apollo, April 2022 issue.

¶ “A Glamorous Patron Saint Links a Writer and Her Grandmother Across the Years,” Oprah Daily, March 2022.

¶ “Rosemary Mayer’s Tethered Histories,” The New York Review of Books, 2021.

“The Fourth Woman,” on Nathalie Léger, The New York Review of Books, August 19, 2021 issue.

Joan Brown, Summer Solstice, 1982, oil and enamel on canvas.

“Nearly 70 Years Later, ‘Invisible Man’ Is Still Inspiring Visual Artists,” T Magazine, 2021.

“Magic in the Everyday: The Art of Bea Nettles,” The New York Review of Books, 2021.

“(Anti)(Auto)Biography,” on Niki de Saint Phalle, The Improbable (Siglio Press, 2020).

¶ “A Witch’s Demons,” on Simon Hanselmann, The New York Review of Books, May 14, 2020 issue.

¶ “The Condemned and Consumed,” Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment (New Museum/Phaidon, 2020).

“Mutual Need and Equal Risk: Dodie Bellamy’s Life in the Margins,” Poetry Foundation, 2020.

¶ “Space for Thinking,” The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life (Library of America, 2019). Excerpted at The New Yorker.

On Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi, Bookforum, Dec/Jan 2019 issue.

”Art on a Higher Frequency: Paulina Peavy Attended a Séance and Tuned into the Future,“ Art in America, November 2019 issue.

“Delighting in Ross Gay, One Essay at a Time,” The New York Review of Books, 2019.

“A Universe of One’s Own,” on women in classic science fiction, The New York Review of Books, July 18, 2019 issue.

¶ “Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for Brilliant Weirdos,” The New York Times, June 2019.

“Woman with Powers,” on Le pays où tout est permis, or The Country Where Everything Is Permitted by Sophie Podolski, Art in America, June/July 2019 issue.

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 1998, watercolor on paper. 

¶ “Line Dancing: The Irrepressible Art of Saul Steinberg,” Bookforum, Feb/March 2019 issue.

“The Raunchy Brilliance of Julie Doucet,” The New York Review of Books, 2018.

“Suellen Rocca Turns an Inward Eye,” Hyperallergic, 2018.

“The Shape of the Mountain: Etel Adnan,” The Paris Review, issue no. 224 (Spring 2018).

¶ Essay, Mathew Cerletty: Shelf Life (Karma, 2018).

On Pretending Is Lying, by Dominique Goblet, Artforum, October 2017 issue.

¶ “A Parable for the Distance Between Language and Truth,” The New Yorker, 2017.

¶ ”Women Hold Up Half the Sky,“ The Paris Review Daily, 2017.

¶ Essay, Katherine Bernhardt (Canada, 2017).

“The Power and Complexity of Children’s Art: An Interview with Brian Belott,” Hyperallergic, 2017.

¶ On Puke Force, by Brian Chippendale, Artforum, November 2016 issue.

“Lines of Thought: An Interview with Ben Jones,” Hyperallergic, 2016.

Jane Smiley, The Art of Fiction No. 229, The Paris Review, issue no. 214 (Fall 2015).

“Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground,” New York Review of Books, 2015.

“Transfigured: An Interview with Karl Wirsum,” Hyperallergic, 2015.

“An Endless Succession of Roles: Joan Brown’s Self-Portraits,” Hyperallergic, 2015.

“Invisible Adventure: Watching a Film About Claude Cahun,” The Paris Review Daily, 2015.

“Making Muses: Dorothy Iannone’s Erotic Art,” Hyperallergic, 2014.

¶ “Funk,” What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2014).

¶ “Gary Panter,” What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2014).

“Eye Contact: An Interview with Gladys Nilsson,” The Paris Review Daily, 2019.

“Real Dogs in Space: Raymond Pettibon,” The Paris Review, issue no. 209 (Summer 2014).

“On Ephemera,” The Paris Review Daily, 2014.

¶ On Bough Down, by Karen Green, Boston Review, 2014.

¶ “Francesca Woodman: Fugitive Photographs,” The Paris Review, issue no. 208 (Spring 2014).

“Jess: Paste-Ups,” The Paris Review, issue no. 202 (Fall 2013).

¶ Introduction, Ben Jones: Men’s Group, The Video (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Picturebox, 2013).

“James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook talk about 7 Miles a Second,” Artforum (2013) and “‘This Brighter Path’: An Interview with James Romberger & Marguerite Van Cook,” The Comics Journal (2013).

“Life on Mars: Gary Panter’s Dal Tokyo,” Los Angeles Review of Books, 2013.

¶ “‘I Felt Like I Didn’t Have a Baby But At Least I’d Have a Book’: A Diane Noomin Interview,” The Comics Journal (2012).

¶ “God’s Oasis,” Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973–1977 (Picturebox, 2011).

“‘The Mind of a Worldly Man Is Like a Fly’: A Jim Woodring Interview,” The Comics Journal (2011).

“W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft,” Aperture (Summer 2010).

¶ “At Work: Lynda Barry on Picture This,” The Paris Review Daily (2010).

¶ “Talking To Justine Kurland,” Vice (2010).

¶ “An Interview with Daniel Clowes,” The Believer, issue no. 71 (2010).

“Hammer Projects: Angela Dufresne,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2006. Also published in Hammer Projects: 1999–2009 (Hammer Museum, 2009).

“Ben Jones,” Artforum, May 2009 issue.

¶ “When In Roam,“ Nobody’s Home by Dubravka Ugresic, Bookforum, Sept/Oct/Nov 2008 issue.

¶ “Sarah Pickering,” Artforum, March 2008 issue.

“Miranda Lichtenstein,” Artforum, January 2008 issue.

“Living With Lev,” on the photographs and diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy, Literary Review, October 2007 issue.

¶ “An Interview with Adrian Tomine,” The Believer, issue no. 48 (2007).

¶ “Valery Koshlyakov,” Artforum, January 2006 issue.