Bury My Heart
The New York Times Sunday Book Review, July 21 2017

Lord of the WASPs
Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2017

The Crowds That Mattered

New York Review of Books Daily, January 23, 2017

What Artists Can Accomplish By Saying No to Trump?
The New Yorker.com, January 20, 2017

Inclusion Acts

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, September 18, 2016

Bacteria on the Brain

The New Yorker, December 7, 2015

Bonnie Jo Campbell's "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters"

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, October 9, 2015

The Sunken Cathedral
The New York Times Sunday Book Review, June 8, 2015

Out Loud: Elevating Excrement

The New Yorker, November 24, 2014

Going Native

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, June 8, 2014

Capital Man 

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 17, 2014

The Gallic Gadfly
The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 17, 2013

Derrida: The Excluded Favorite
The New York Review of Books Blog, March 25, 2013

How Napoleon Chagnon Became Our Most Controversial Anthropologist

The New York Times Magazine, February 13, 2013

Survival Skills

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, December 22, 2013

Cloud Atlas's Theory of Everything
The New York Review of Books Blog, November 2, 2012

Grey Area: How Fifty Shades Dominated the Market

The New York Review of Books Blog, July 27, 2012

Tacita Dean: The Will to Create

The New Yorker, May 21, 2012

Hysterical

The New Yorker, March 1, 2012

Look Who's Talking
The New York Times Sunday Book Review, August 12, 2007 

A Cultural Score Card Says West is Ahead
The New York Times, October 25, 2003

Art and Science Meet With Novel Results
The New York Times, October 18, 2003

The Lonely Pleasure, From Sinful to Symbolic

The New York Times, April 26, 2003

I Feel, Therefore I Am

The New York Times, April 19, 2003

An Old Amour More On Than Off

The New York Times, July 6, 2002

Discreet Charmer of the Bourgeoisie

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, December 8, 2002

Jonathan Franzen's Big Book
The New York Times Magazine, September 2, 2001

The Thing

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, October 28, 2001

Embracing the Wisdom of a Castaway
The New York Times, August 4, 2001

Le Provocateur
The New York Times Magazine, September 10, 2000

The Pornographer and His Wife

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, November 8, 1998