My review of Sam Walker’s Fantasyland ran in Newsday today.
A few months ago, my sister told me about the Edible Books Festival. And I started to wonder, other than my infant son, who actually eats books? Here’s what I found out.
I interviewed Ian Buruma about his uncle, the film director John Schlesinger, for the Nextbook podcast. Read an excerpt from Conversations With John Schlesinger, or get the mp3.
I’ve been watching the James Frey story unfold, noting the similarities between this scandal and the debunking of Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragmentsâ€”the publishers’ shrugs, supporters standing by him, and today’s NYTimes lists some prescient skeptics. When Elie Wiesel became part of the story, I decided to weigh in.
The New York Times ran my story about go master Feng Yun and the North American Oza Tournament yesterday. You can also hear Feng Yun talk about go and life in this short documentary, commissioned by the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
My website is under construction. I’ll have more here soon, but in the meantime you can email me. Or, if you have TimesSelect, you can read about the Noun and Verb Rodeo.