The Case for Johnny Cash as a Political Artist (book review of CITIZEN CASH)

Washington Post 30 December 2021

What Really Killed the Bee Gees’ Career? (Slate Music Club, 2021)

Slate 21 December 2021

Succession Can’t Stop Using Hip-Hop as a Punchline

Slate 28 November 2021

An Age-Old Debate about the Beatles Misses the Point

Slate 10 November 2021

What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Think He’s Doing?

Slate 15 October 2021

In Defense of the Insufferable Music Fan

The Atlantic (November 2021 issue) 6 October 2021

Will Drake Just Grow Up Already?

Slate 7 September 2021

There Will Never Be Another Drummer Like Charlie Watts

Slate 25 August 2021

Ted Lasso Is a Perfect Show If You Hate Laughing

Gawker 24 August 2021

Prince Has Dropped a Beautiful Gift From the Afterlife

Slate 2 August 2021

“Summer of Soul” Is an Electrifying Rebuttal to the Worship of Woodstock

Slate 2 July 2021

Chris Paul’s COVID Absence Threatens the Playoffs’ Most Thrilling Storyline

Slate 18 June 2021

Even Stephen King Has Trouble Making a Good Stephen King Adaptation

Slate 4 June 2021

Louis Menand’s New Book Revisits Familiar Subjects. It’s Still Revelatory.

Slate 23 April 2021

The Case Against Nomadland

Slate 20 April 2021

What Really Made DMX Such a Singular Star

Slate 11 April 2021

HBO’s New Tina Turner Doc Is Revelatory

Slate 29 March 2021

Democrats, Break Up with Bruce Springsteen

Politico 7 March 2021

Netflix’s Biggie Doc Is a Literal “Puff” Piece

Slate 27 February 2021

Phil Spector Transformed Pop Music and Destroyed Lives

Slate 18 January 2021