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
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
Next American City
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Utopian Dystopia: About the great architect’s unrealized utopian dream
The Wind at Their Backs: 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 artist Kim Holleman. A shortened version of this article appeared in the Summer 2010 magazine issue of Next American City.
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
Childbirth As Male Bonding Experience: Whose birth is this?
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
Breastfeeding is Gross!: An analysis of media representations of breastfeeding, and a call for public and health policy change
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
The Desperate Housewives’ Guide to TV’s Childbearing Tropes: Things get hairy on Wisteria Lane
Stay Away From That Tuna! (Or I’ll Take Your Baby): Women-shaming and prenatal health
AskMen.com On Pregnancy And Sex: Does Men.com think pregnant women are more deserving of good sex?
The Overrepresentation of Fatherhood In TVLand: The pernicious dominance of the male perspective
Women of Color With Wailing Babies in TVLand: The limited portrayals of non-white young moms
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: I brought out the big guns on this one
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
Girlistic Magazine, Fall 2007
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 healthy food for children; includes a detailed look at the problem and suggestions for policy change.
Feminist Review, selection of reviews, 2008 – 2009