On Hating “Love Actually,” Medium, December 2018

The 25 Dollar Nap is Worth It, The New York Times, December 2018.

The Incest Aesthetic, Times Literary Supplement, August 2018

Hatsune Miku: Future Human, Medium, July 2018.

How We Solved Fake News The First Time, The New Yorker, April 2018.

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

The Other Worst President: A Review of Ken Whyte's Hoover, The Walrus, October 2017.

The Error in Baseball and the Moral Dimension to American Life, The New Yorker, October 2017.

David Shields's "Reality Hunger" in the age of Trump; or How to Write Now, LA Review of Books, August, 2017. 

A Letter to Leonard Cohen on the Occassion of his Death, Esquire, November 2016. 

How My English Teacher Changed Me, The Guardian, September 2016. 

On JT Leroy, Esquire, September 2016. 

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

Gawker Smeared Me, and Yet I Stand With It, The New York Times, May 2016. 

On the Meaning of the Seventh Inning, Sportsnet, April 2016. 

The Ghost of Hemingway, Esquire, October 2015.

On David Foster Wallace's Suicide, Esquire, July 2015. 

A Nine-Year Old Reviews Age of Ultron, May 2015. 

The Act of Writing in the Age of Numbers, The LA Times, April 2015. 

What Was Canadian Literature?, Partisan, April 2015. 

The Epidemic of Facelessness, The New York Times, February 2015

Centireading: On the Pleasures of Reading the Same Book a Hundred Times, The Guardian, February 2015. 

Literature of the Second Gilded Age, LA Review of Books, June 2014.

A Review of "The Plum in the Golden Vase," LA Review of Books, October 2013

On Tim Tebow, The New York Times Magazine, December 2012.

Literature is Not Data: Against the Digital Humanities, LA Review of Books, October 2012. 

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?, The Atlantic, May 2012. 

Wouldn't It Be Cool if Shakespeare Wasn't Shakespeare?, The New York Times Magazine, October 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.

Raging Against the Tyranny of Canlit, October 2007.