Why sending a man to the moon is easier than finding jeans that fit
The Atlantic, December 2007
A Tale of Two Town Houses
Real estate may be as important as religion in explaining the infamous gap between red and blue states.
The Atlantic, November 2007
On television shows like CSI and Numb3rs, scientists are still weird—but a geeky glamour has replaced the old stereotypes.
The Atlantic, September 2007
Review of Pop!: Why Bubbles Are Great For The Economy by Daniel Gross
The New York Times Book Review, July 21, 2007
Starlight and Shadow
George Hurrell's brilliantly orchestrated photographs helped define Hollywood glamour in the 1930s.
The Atlantic, July/August 2007
Paint of View
The color of a house is a sign of owner individuality—and a test of neighborhood tolerance.
The Atlantic, June 2007
A Small Circle of Friends
Some self-help groups save lives, and some just drift apart. What makes a personal network click?
Forbes, May 05, 2007
Why fashion deserves its place in art museums
The Atlantic, May 2007
Mr. Charisma: Obama or Osama
Review of Charisma: The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away From Us, by Philip Rieff
New York Post, April 07, 2007Democrats are "hypnotized by charisma," warns former Sen. Bill Bradley in his new book, "The New American Story." "Ever since JFK's Camelot, Democrats have been looking for a leader whose very presence would ensure the nation's primacy."
Once upon a time, lofts were cheap spaces for struggling artists. Today they are phony and pricey, and that's just fine.
The Atlantic, April 2007