Toronto Refuses to Give in to the Terrorism Trap, The Walrus, April 2018. 

Will Canada Elect a Tin-Pot Northern Trump? The New York Times, March 2018. 

Our Year of Living Vulnerably: A Year of Trump, Open Canada, January 2018. 

Northern Shadows: Literature in the Age of Reconciliation, Literary Review of Canada, December 2017. 

Canada's Impossible Acknowledgment, The New Yorker, September 2017. 

Canada Doesn't Know How to Party, The New York Times, June 2017. 

Even as Trudeau Reaches Out to First Nations, Mercury Levels Rise, The New York Times, November 2016. 

Canadian Exceptionalism, Open Canada, November 2016. 

Canada in the Age of Donald Trump, The Walrus, November 2016. 

Watching Canada's Biggest Rock Band Say a Dramatic Goodbye, The New Yorker, August 2016. 

A Memoir of Jewish Camp From Somebody Who Never Attended, Tablet Magazine, July 2016. 

Welcome to Toronto: The World's Most Fascinating Totally Boring City, The Guardian, July 2016. 

Between Two Stitches: A Brief History of Canadian Sexuality Through Trudeau Sweaters, The Walrus, November 2015. 

The Closing of the Canadian Mind, The New York Times, April 2015. 

What Was Canadian Literature?, Partisan, April 2015. 

Hello, Dollies: On Maplelea and The Sale of Canadian Identity, The Walrus, February 2015. 

Against Sir John A. MacDonald, The Walrus, January 2015.

That Time We Beat the Americans, The Walrus, March 2012. 

The Meaning of Hockey, The Walrus, November 2011. 

My Life as a Goy, Tablet Magazine, March 2011. 

Here, Now: Canadian Writers on the Edge of the World, Literary Review of Canada, July 2010.

(N)O Canada!, The Walrus, July 2010. 

The Return of Private Todd, Macleans, May 2010. 

Raging Against the Tyranny of Canlit, October 2007.