The Moral Landscape: An interview with New Atheist Sam Harris
The Rise of “True Blood’s” Nihilistic Vampire: A philosophical and political analysis of male lead characters in vampire sagas
The Explosive New Science of Pregnancy: A look at Annie Murphy Paul’s latest book
Authors Choose Their Favorite Books of 2010: A compilation of responses from book authors of fiction and nonfiction, including Dave Eggers, James McBride, and Laura Hillenbrand
The Science of Near-Death Experiences: An interview with neurologist Kevin Nelson
Armageddon Science: Will humanity destroy itself?
How Real is “Boardwalk Empire’s” Al Capone?: An expert assesses
Non-believers Taking College Campuses By Storm: A re-print of my popular Religion Dispatches article
The High-Tech Future of the Uterus: A reported feature story about recent medical advancements in uterus transplants and bio-engineered wombs.
The Huffington Post
Why I Won’t Give My Daughter a ‘Cutesy’ Name: An essay that probes whether women with girly names are discriminated against.
I Couldn’t Watch Violent TV While Pregnant: A science/health personal essay on whether pregnancy causes violence aversion.
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, and Pro-Home Birth: The Competing Politics of Home Birth – A reported feature on the conflicting choice politics of the burgeoning home birth advocacy community
Are Atheists the New Campus Crusaders? – A reported feature about the proliferation of secular student organizations.
Will Bernie Sanders Win New York? He Could Win an Unconventional Victory: In which I argue that even if Sanders (inevitably) loses, his gains in New York have nevertheless been impressive
Why Isn’t Michael Bloomberg Running for President?: In which I examine Bloomberg’s rather maudlin announcement that he isn’t running, and lightly suggest that his stated reasons aren’t fully genuine
What if You Get a Mosquito Bite in a Zika Zone?: This article offers clear, step-by step information
Brazilian Officials Warn Against Pregnancy in Unprecedented Public Health Move: Dispatches from the beginnings of the Zika scare
Which Republican Will Win Super Tuesday?: Dispatches from the night before the day it became clear that Trump will likely win the nomination
Nigeria Has Suffered New Terrorist Attacks: In which I summarize the most recent female suicide bomber attacks—all connected to Boko Haram
Jeb Bush Thinks Christian Refugees from Syria Should be Prioritized: A look at his position
The NFL Should Not Give Greg Hardy a ‘Second Chance’: That about covers it
Why Does American Samoa Have a Caucus?: I explain what’s what
David Daleiden Indicted in Texas: Poetic justice for the man behind the Planned Parenthood videos
Game of Thrones has a big announcement: An entertainment/news story on the best news GoT fans ever got
Theories on How Jon Snow Lives: I let my geek flag fly on this one
Erin Andrews Wins Lawsuit Over Nude Video & That’s a Victory for Women Everywhere: A news piece on the Andrews lawsuit
RH Reality Check
Louisiana slashes Medicaid funding; blames typo: A feature of investigative reportage on Louisiana’s cuts to Medicaid for pregnant women.
Babies called “too big” in utero often smaller than doctors think: News story about a new study showing baby’s size predictions are inaccurate.
Postpartum PTSD is real, and here’s what you need to know: Essay about an Atlantic article on postpartum PTSD.
California cracks down on pro-life crisis pregnancy centers: News story about California’s new law, the first of its kind, which monitors the questionable practices of so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers.’
Bad marriages are bad for your heath: A science/health article centering on a new study linking ‘ambivalent’ marriages to higher blood pressure.
This could be why you have asthma: A science/health feature about a fascinating new study that shows an unexpected epigenetic mode of transmission for asthma: a new study shows that if your grandmother smoked, you’re more likely to have asthma.
In These Times
The Walking Dead’s conservative paternalism: My essay about the hit show’s 4th season argues that the series has a conservative viewpoint
The Game of Thrones Rape Apologists: An essay about using historical revisionism to defend contemporary misogyny in HBO’s hit series.
Next American City
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Utopian Dystopia: Feature essay about the great architect’s unrealized utopian dream
The Wind at Their Backs: Reported feature about plans for offshore wind farms in the United States. This article also appeared in the Winter 2010 magazine issue of Next American City.
Trailer Park, Coming to a Curbside Near You: About the unique creation of activist artist Kim Holleman. A shortened version of this article appeared in the Summer 2010 magazine issue of Next American City.
Bitch online – selections from a 24-part blog series
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Care in TVLand: The first installment of a 24-part series about representations of pregnant and birthing women in the media
“Up All Night” is Boring But Christian Applegate is Soooo Cool: A curmudgeonly review of the new comedy series
My Water Broke! And . . . Action: An analysis of typical childbirth scenes
The Issue of Control in Childbirth: A close reading of Pam’s birth episode on The Office
Motherhood as the Dream Deferred: A criticism of NY Magazine’s coverage of older motherhood, and a call for family-friendly workplace policies
Is Pregnancy a Disease?: An analysis of the news media’s treatment of pregnancy
An Open Letter to Jon Stewart: About the underrepresentation of “women”s issues” on The Daily Show
1987′s Baby Boom vs. 2010′s Life As We Know It: The evolution of the onscreen working mom
Stay Away From That Tuna! (Or I’ll Take Your Baby): Women-shaming and prenatal health
The Overrepresentation of Fatherhood In TVLand: The pernicious dominance of the male perspective
The Terrifying Birth Scene Showdown: Twilight v. Game of Thrones: It can’t get worse than what Bella went through, can it?
Reagan’s Cesarean on Up All Night and the Issue of Control in Childbirth: Beware the comments section
Farewell from Bringing Up Baby: The last article in the series, with strong words about parental leave policy
Trans Lit Mag Issue 2
Tompkins Square Park, by Day and by Night: A short piece of creative nonfiction
When Cooking Isn’t Working: Getting the Workplace to Recognize Moms’ Needs: A feature story about the difficulty of balancing long work hours with the responsibility to cook
Elevate Difference (previously the Feminist Review blog), selection of reviews
Philanthropy News Digest