Netanyahu, America, and Turning Europe’s Anti-Semitic Tide (3.9.15) — World Policy

The tensions Netanyahu’s recent Washington visit exposed hint that there’s a chance for American Jews to rethink their identification with Israel in ways that improve Jews’ security everywhere.



Let’s Talk About Cellos (9.5.14) — The Brooklyn Quarterly

Chloë Grace Moretz plays a cellist in If I Stay—sort of. Here’s what cellos are doing with digital media, and vice versa.


Southeast Asia’s LGBT Revolution (10.23.13) — World Policy

Politics and public opinion surrounding LGBT issues are changing rapidly in Southeast Asia. New and social media, meanwhile, are amplifying them.


Which Great Literary Work Explains Breaking Bad Best? (10.2.13) —

Comparing the series finale to Shakespeare, Moby-Dick, and…Curious George?



Life After Koh Masaki (6.18.13) — The Awl

Koh Masaki was Japan’s biggest, first, and only gay porn star. A month after his death, what’s next for gays in Asia?


They Aren’t So Young: How Fun.’s Rise Explains the Fall of Suburban Emo (2.8.13) —

Fun. shot to fame on their hit single “We Are Young,” but the band’s path to the 2013 Grammys was a decade in the making.


The Weirdly Familiar Politics of ‘Anna Karenina’ (11.16.12) —

Less than two weeks after Election Day, it was easy to watch Joe Wright’s Tolstoy adaptation and be reminded of the campaign trail.


Aaliyahs Influential Afterlife (9.14.12) —

When she died eleven years ago, few sounded like her. Now the rest of the music world is catching up.