Artificial intelligence, technology, gender 

Worlds of Pain.” Regarding the pain of robots. Real Life

The Bot Politic.” Personality need not be human.

Verbal Tics.” As humans grow up, our bugs become features. Real Life

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like.” A modest proposition. Real Life

Full Brightness.” Sleep Cycle and me. The New Inquiry

France, cities, squats

The Telephone Exchange.” Orwell, Barcelona, and the Spanish squatters’ movement. The Los Angeles Review of Books

Paris, Exposed.” City and attacks. The Morning News

Vive La Miroiterie.” A long-lived squat, a preemptive elegy. Collected in Making Room (Other Forms, 2015). First published at Guernica

Pride in Paris.” Homophobic protest interrupted it. Guernica

Rap Stars in Marseille Say Policymakers Are Out of Touch.” The whitewashing of Marseille. The Atlantic

The Man Who Tried to Change the Soul of Paris.” Architect Michel Holley, dreams at a distance. The Atlantic’s CityLab

Paris’s Power Squatters.” Not my headline. The Atlantic‘s CityLab

How to Keep a Promise.” Education reform in New Haven. The New Journal

Flying the Stars.” Feng shui applied to me and to the city. The New Journal 

Selected other stuff

Y. O. L. O.” Unpublished work on reincarnation, honored by The Missouri Review

Revising Violence.” Ahmad Kaddour’s paintings. The Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

A Grammar of Pain.” Reviewing Of Men and War, about trauma therapy. Harvard Magazine

Hey, I’m Running for President Here!” Linguistic politics. New Republic

Pittsburgh Soaring Club finds thrill in challenge of maneuvering gliders.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sale of mineral rights at issue; family grapples with selling a historic farm.” One in a series of profiles of the fracking boom. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette