Recent Writing

Jason De León Dares You to Look Away From the Items Border Crossers Leave Behind, Village Voice

 Banned in Israel, Dorit Rabinyan’s Star-Crossed Romance Reaches U.S. Shores, Village Voice

This Design Detail Determines If You Trust Your News Sources, Quartz

Virtual Grave, In Lara Vapnyar’s Still Here, Start-ups are the Next False Land of Opportunity for Immigrants, Slate

The Sneaky Genius of America’s Lenient Return Policies, Quartz 

We Rob America of Something Very Important When We Deny Visas to Foreign Artists, Observer

The Improbable History of NYC’s Revolutionary Art School, The Art Student’s League, Gothamist

Sustainable Solutions to the Clothing Industry’s Staggering Waste ProblemHyperallergic


“To break the shackles of gravity”: How women’s gymnastics captures our imagination every 4 years

“How to Make White People Laugh”: Comedian and Author Negin Farad on Fighting Islamophobia, One “Bacon Test” at a Time


If A-Wa Wants Real Mizrahi Revival, It’s Time to Get Political

Ethiopian-Israeli Artist Creates Gorgeous Paintings to Celebrate Her Heritage


Hundreds March To Resist Le Pen’s Campaign Rally In Paris

College Replaces Cafeteria Staff With Machines

Instagram ‘Stories’ Is Now More Popular Than Snapchat

Dragging Man Off Plane Lost United $800 Million In Value

Le Pen Denies French Ties To Holocaust, Reignites Her Party’s Anti-Semitic Roots

Syrian Girl, Famous For Tweets, Welcomes Trump’s Airstrike


Why Does Ayelet Tsabari Hesitate Over the Term Arab-Jew?

Jessie Kahnweiler Confronts Online Dating App Sexters

Rebecca Schiff Talks Technology and Illness, Volunteering to Be Objectified, and Writing What You Wouldn’t Say in Polite Company

Book Witty

Looking At Cities From The Ground Up: “Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers”

What Happens After Robots Make Human Labor Obsolete? Peter Frase’s “Four Futures”

Nonstop Metropolis Maps New York’s Invisible Cities 

Q&A With Hamid Dabashi: Iran Without Borders

Between Two Worlds: Native: Dispatches from a Palestinean-Israeli Life

more book reviews here

Garden Collage 

Juanli Carrion’s Geopolitical Garden Is Shaping Globalism in Fort Greene

MFO-Park in Zurich Is Changing the Paradigm of Public Greenspace

New “Garden Gate” in Heathrow Airport Uses Plants to Relax Travelers

The Story Behind New York City’s First Stormwater Management Park