Highlights from the archives (in no particular chronological order) 

The Story is Their Lives
Covering the war in Syria is becoming increasingly dangerous for professional journalists. That’s where these guys come in. A dispatch from the makeshift media capital of the Middle East.
The New Republic, October 2013

Bangkok Prison Blood Sport
Killers, armed robbers, and drug dealers in Thailand’s notorious Klong Prem prison have one shot at honor, money, and maybe even freedom – fighting Western pros in jail-yard matches.
Men’s Journal, April 2014

A Monster Among the Frum 
The hunt for the killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.
New York Magazine, December 2011

Dragonslayer
Ilya Zhitomirskiy was supposed to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. He had the startup, the crowdfunding, the loyal following. And then everything fell apart.
Fortune Magazine, April 2013

Selected features 

Abercrombie Loses Its Shirt
No one knew teenagers like Abercrombie and its eccentric CEO, Mike Jeffries. But taste can be so fickle.
New York Magazine, February 2014

Never Stop
The creative life and untimely death of Ace Hotel founder Alexander Calderwood.
Fast Company, August 2014

The Boss Stops Here
A nonhierarchical workplace may just be a more creative and happier one. But how would you feel if the whole office voted on whether to hire you—and when to give you a raise?
New York Magazine, June 2013

The Yogurt That Ate New York
The unlikely rebirth of a dairy town in the dumps.
New York Magazine, September 2013

This is What $90 Million Looks Like
Will One57 become the tallest ghost town in the world?
New York Magazine, October 2012

Reddit in the Flesh
An afternoon in the park with the true believers of the web’s most influential community.
New York Magazine, July 2012

A Shtetl Divided
Brawling Hasidim, Messianic vigilantes, and the fight for the soul of Jewish Brooklyn.
Harper’s Magazine, January 2011

The Republic of Red Hook 
Sandy hit hard. But neighborliness is waterproof. A feature-length entry in the 2012 Reasons to Love New York issue.
New York Magazine, December 2012

The Rise of Northside
How the eight-day, multi-venue music festival whistled past the ‘graveyard.’
New York Magazine, June 2013

Not Quite Copenhagen
Inside the bike lane wars.
New York Magazine, March 2011

The Lawsuit(s) Against Law Schools
Disgruntled lawyers take to the courts.
New York Magazine, March 2012

The Zuckerbergs of Dobbs Ferry
The social network did not fall far from the tree.
New York Magazine, May 2012

Cage Match
The science of fighting.
Popular Science, August 2012

The Detectives’ Lunch Club
When cops hit a dead end and a case goes cold, there’s just one dining club to turn to.
Mental Floss, May 2013

Selected shorties (also in no particular chronological order) 

134 Minutes with Frank Serpico
A Hudson stroll with the NYPD’s most famous whistle-blower and aging Casanova.
New York Magazine, September 2013

68 Minutes with Matt Taibbi
Raging against hacks with the muckraker turned magazine-maker.
New York Magazine, April 2014

91 Minutes with David Miliband
The Parliamentarian learns to blend into a crowd.
New York Magazine, September 2013

Never Full
Knocking back sliders with competitive eater Miki Sudo.
Mental Floss, August 2014

Sticky Business
Building a better shame-delivery system.
New York Magazine, February 2012

Picture Day
How a Chabad class picture gets made.
New York Magazine, November 2012

The Renegade Jew
Meet David Lawrence, a white, middle-aged, resolutely right-wing Republican ex-convict with a killer right hook, a fancy apartment on the Upper East Side, barely any cash in the bank, a doctorate in literature from CUNY, three hip-hop albums, and five books of poetry under his belt. From the 2012 Reasons to Love New York issue.
New York Magazine, December 2012

Ponce De Leon Never Searched for the Fountain of Youth
How did this myth about the Spanish explorer even get its start?
Smithsonian Magazine, June 2013

Dead Books Club
Pulping’s history.
New York Magazine, August 2012

Fowl Thoughts
Saving Prospect Park’s geese, preemptively.
New York Magazine, April 2011

Bull’s Best Friend
Lorax for a loaded symbol.
New York Magazine, January 2012

Survivor, Last Pulled Out
An entry in an ASME-winning 9/11 encyclopedia.
New York Magazine, September 2011

Finding Mud to Sling
The dirt you heard about your favorite politician didn’t just fall from the sky.
The Daily, March 2012

Selected essays

Human Specimen
The life and times of Ota Benga, resident of the Bronx Zoo.
The Daily, December 2011

Scott and Hem
Inside a famous friendship.
The Los Angeles Times, June 2009

The Provocateur
How should we read Knut Hamsun?
The Los Angeles Times, October 2009

The Long War
The trials and tribulations of the German writer Hans Fallada.
Tablet, February 2009

Kill Screen
Are hyperrealistic military games driving home the reality of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, or simply exploiting them?
Foreign Policy, October 2010

Die, Pitchfork, Die! 
The music site that everyone loves to hate.
Slate, November 2006

The Quest for the Perfect Video Game Face
Crossing the uncanny valley, slowly.
Salon, February 2008

Selected book reviews 

The King’s Messenger, by David B. Ottaway
The Washington Post, May 2009

The Informers, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Bookforum, September 2009

Chasing the Rising Sun, by Ted Anthony
The Los Angeles Times, June 2007

The Long Goodbye, by Meghan O’Rourke
Bookforum, April 2011