NEW YORK MAGAZINE
+ My Full NYM Feature Archive
+ The Movie Set That Ate Itself
A prison experiment of a film shoot enters its fifth year.
+ Ovechkin With Love
The NHL star at summertime leisure.
THE NEW REPUBLIC
+ Spy Games
Review of Ben Macintyre's "Operation Mincemeat"
+ Gulag Humor
Review of Karen L. Ryan's "Stalin In Russian Satire"
+ Anti-Putin, But Pro-What?
The meaning of the protests in Russia.
+ Cooling Down the New Cold War
How President Obama should handle Moscow.
+ Freedom Freaks
Watching the Libertarian Party remake itself in 48 hours.
+ The Hibernation
Meet Dmitri Medvedev, a docile president for a docile Russia.
RUSSIA! MAGAZINE (2007-2009)
+ Multitasking in Moscow
Everyone is an expert on everything.
+ Everything Is Illuminati
The Byzantine logic behind modern Russian cynicism.
+ Meet the New Boss
Loitering in Moscow on election eve.
+ Memoirs of a Starlet Commander
The ominous resurgence of the Young Pioneers.
A meme involving a bear and al fresco sex sweeps the web.
+ America the Brutiful [Foreign Policy]
A decade in Yankee movie villains.
+ Undiscovered Hungarian Wine [Food & Wine]
Hungarian winemaking beyond Tokaj.
+ Bringing the Buzz Back to the Cafe [The Wall Street Journal]
400 years of coffeehouse culture.
+ Moscow's New Gourmands [NPR]
Feeding sushi to landlocked nouveau riches.
+ The Smash That Wasn't [Pitchfork Media]
The selling of a song.
+ Bitter Brew [Slate]
I open a coffee shop; disaster ensues.
+ MY COLUMN IN GQ RUSSIA [2011-now]
+ MY COLUMN IN SNOB MAGAZINE [2009-2010]
+ Reading J.D. Salinger's Letters [Kommersant]
The first posthumous glimpse of the writer.
+ Generation Ex [Kommersant]
The uneasy, untranslatable appeal of Mad Men.
+ Pink Panther [Bolshoi Gorod]
Barbie turns 50.
+ The Crisis In American Letters [Kommersant]
How our authenticity obsession is making fiction boring.
+ The Catcher in the Rye [Kommersant]
A new translation takes massive risks - and liberties.
+ Yes He Can [Bolshoi Gorod]
A pre-election Obama profile, the first in the Russian press.
+ Strike [Bolshoi Gorod]
How the writers' strike made TV evolve at warp speed.
+ Derivatives [Bolshoi Gorod]
Using investor psychology to explain the Kremlin's behavior.
+ Happynomics [Bolshoi Gorod]
Happiness as an exact science.
SELECTED BLOG POSTS
+ Meet the Masterminds of New York's Tea-Party Movement [Daily Intel]
The few, the proud.
+ Russia's Amazing Drugs and Hookers Scandal [Daily Beast]
Opposition leaders snared in hilariously inept "honeypot" traps.
+ Your Move, Mr. Putin [Daily Beast]
Obama scraps the Polish and Czech missile-shield program.
+ The Political Celebrity Complex [Daily Intel]
Putin's pecs in historical context.
+ Obama's Russia Problem [Daily Beast]
In Moscow, a rare reaction to the Obama visit: indifference.
+ The Howard Beale Generation [Daily Intel]
Going off the prompter for fun and profit.
+ R.E.M. Tribute: A Reckoning [Vulture]
The band's friends gather for a Carnegie Hall one-off.
+ The Summer of Brownface [Vulture]
Hollywood reaches for the literal and metaphorical bronzer.
+ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Dies [Daily Intel]
An epic researcher, a proud grouch and a kind of pop icon.
+ The Case for the Absentee Mayor [Daily Intel]
On the incessant demand for useless photo ops.
+ 2008 Russian Election Coverage [The Plank]
Parts one and two of a man-on-the-street report for the New Republic, plus some webcam punditry.
+ Boris Yeltsin Obituary [Daily Intel]
A crimson-faced boor, a brave soul.
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