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Greatest Hits

All killer, no filler.

On Criticism (Notes from a talk I gave to a group of students at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in May 2012)

There Will Be Acid-Blood: Prometheus (NPR Monkey See, June 8, 2012)

Mike Daisey, The Unreliable Narrator (Washington City Paper, July 13, 2012)

What Potter Stewart Said About Christmas (Washington Post, Nov. 23, 2012)

Searching for the Starship Enterprise (radio story for WAMU's Metro Connection, Nov. 1, 2013)

All I Want for Christmas Is a New Christmas Song (Slate, Dec. 9, 2013)

Bring Me the Head of Han Solo (The Village Voice, May 11, 2014)

The Colossal Expectations of D.C.'s Newest Metro Line (The Atlantic Cities, June 10, 2014)

Infrared Dawn: Building the James Webb Space Telescope (Air & Space/Smithsonian, July 2014)

The Infiltration Unit: Terminator 2's Brilliant Game of Good Cop, Bad Cop (The Dissolve, July 24, 2014)

The Ongoing Failure of the PG-13 Rating (The Dissolve, Dec. 4, 2014)

The Rock vs. Falling Rocks in San Andreas (NPR, May 28, 2015)

The Messy, Improbable History of SPECTRE (The Atlantic, Nov. 6, 2015)

Can Wonder Woman Offer a Superhero Theme That Sticks? (All Things Considered, June 3, 2017)

The Last Balcony: An Oral History of the Uptown (Washington City Paper, Aug. 2, 2018)

Two-Thirds of a Year of Magical Thinking: Remembering my old boss, Ricky Jay (NPR, Nov. 30, 2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Celebrates Inclusion (All Things Considered, Dec.22, 2018)