A Culture of Lechery - On the Leer and Predation in Fashion and Hollywood, Business of Fashion

Our Little Fantasy Lives - On Instagram, James Bond, and modern day Walter Mittys, The Awl

The Great Escape - The Hazards of the Overdescribed Self, and Wanting to Get Away, The Awl

The Image Economy - We Could Be Making A Brave New World, And Yet..., Business of Fashion

On Magazines and Celebrity Culture, The Awl

On Our Cult of Competition, Guernica

The United States of Bullies, The New Republic

Schoolyard on Fire - Coming of Age During the LA Riots, The Atlantic

Middle Aged Marauders - On Revenge Movies, New York Times

Of Masters and Men - On LA, Its Gurus, and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Los Angeles Review of Books

Hackers on Film - Telling Monsters from Folk Heroes, New York Times

In the Tub, Guernica

Once More Down the Rabbit Hole - On Oliver Stone's JFK, Los Angeles Review of Books

Models in the Movies, New York Times

Apocalypse, on Film, New York Times

Johnny Depp's Native American Roles, New York Times

Sofia Coppola and The Bling Ring, The New Republic

Telling Folk Heroes from Monsters; Hackers on Film, New York Times


Off the Grid - On My Football Playing Career, The Paris Review

To Rome, With Pops, Wherever

In My Father's Kitchen, The Paris Review

Time Out - On Concussions, CTE, Depression, and Football, The Paris Review

The Escape Artist, The Paris Review

True Blue - On Sam Shepard, Hero Worship, and The Perfect Pair of Jeans, Grailed

Afterlife - On Biggie, Me, and Self-Mythology, The Paris Review

The Thief's Journal, The Paris Review

A Star Turned - Les Deux Cafes in Los Angeles, The Paris Review


On the Existential Crisis of Cooking for One, Esquire

Literary Excursions - Learning to Travel, New York Times

Eternity Itself - Instagramming Venice, The Awl

Consumed by Appetite - On Our Diets, Media and Otherwise, The Awl

Geoff Dyer Stalks Andrei Tarkovsky in Zona, The Daily Beast

Sons of Chicago; Memoirs by Aleksandar Hemon & Michael Hainey, The Daily Beast

Roughing it with Jonathan Franzen and Farther Away, The Daily Beast


Umberto Eco

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Jim Harrison (podcast)

Kylie Jenner

Rick Owens

Alan Moore (podcast)

Viggo Mortensen (podcast)

Peter Beard

Seymour Hersh (podcast)

Adam Phillips (podcast)

Oliver Stone

Chelsea Manning

Sam Shepard (podcast)

Michèle Lamy

Father John Misty

Kevin Systrom of Instagram

Paul Thomas Anderson (podcast)

James Ellroy