Selected Essays:

On near-death experiences and the mall for The Baffler No. 55, January 2021 (featured on Longreads, noted in Best American Essays 2022)

On the trash fire that will inherit the Earth for The Baffler No. 49, January 2020 (featured on Longreads)

On Doris Lessing and creepy babies for The New Yorker, May 2019

On anticapitalism and aliens for The Baffler, March 2019 (featured on Longreads)

On William James and psychics for Lapham’s Quarterly, February 2019

On Leo Szilard, nukes, and talking dolphins for Hazlitt, July 2018

On “It’s A Wonderful Life” for Lithub, December 2017

On the finale of The Leftovers for Lithub, July 2017

On nihilism and aliens for Lithub, April 2017

On confidence men for The Atlantic, March 2017

On too much meta for Lithub, December 2016

On boring androids for Lithub, November 2016

On loving Leopoldine Core and doing nothing for Lithub, September 2016

On Elena Ferrante’s good-bad book covers for The Atlantic, July 2016

On kicking the hornet’s nest for Lithub, May 2016

On the internet, and my dad’s weird tombstone for Broadly, March 2016

On death memoirs, my dad, and sandwiches for Lithub, February 2016