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"Nuclear war in Korea? Eggs and taxes more urgent"
Harvard Magazine Online, August 2017

"Sunil Amrith"
Harvard Magazine, September-October 2017

"Feelings Ought to Be Investigated: Deidre Lynch on the cult of Jane Austen and the complexities of loving literature"
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2017

"Other Selves"
Nat.Brut, 10 June 2016

"The Egalitarian: Danielle Allen's mission to return equality to the heart of American democracy"
Harvard Magazine, May-June 2016

"Transformers" (review of Alexander Chee's The Queen of the Night)
Slate, 1 February 2016

Poem: "At Keewenaw"; translation of Giacomo Leopardi's "Alla luna"; translation of a passage of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura 1.250-64
Colorado Review 42/3, Fall/Winter 2015

"Why Auden Left: 'September 1, 1939' and British Cultural Life"
Blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas, 9 December 2015

"'Once Upon a Time' in Translation: A publisher brings world literature to young Anglophones" (on Pushkin Press's Children's imprint)
Harvard Magazine, November-December 2015

"Confessions of a Wimpy Latinist" (review of Dan Gallagher's Latin translation of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Eidolon, 22 October 2015

"What Can Browne Do for You?" (review of Hugh Aldersey-Williams's In Search of Thomas Browne)
Slate, 8 July 2015

"The Other Poet from Lesbos" (on Alcaeus)
Eidolon, 4 May 2015

"Line By Line" (profile of poet and translator David Ferry)
Harvard Magazine, May-June 2015

"Let the Sonnets Be Unbroken" (review of Neil Rudestine's Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets)
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2015)

Response to an essay on "leadership" at American and British universities
Atlantic Online, 3 February 2014

"A Novel Refracting Harvard History" (on Joanna Hershon's A Dual Inheritance)
Harvard Magazine Online, 13 December 2013

"The Art of Losing" (review of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland)
Open Letters Monthly, November 2013

"The Spirit of 79" (on the British Museum's 2013 exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum)
Open Letters Monthly, October 2013

"'Ambitious of Doing the World Some Good'" (on the humanities, Harvard undergraduates, and career options)
Harvard Magazine Online, 26 September 2013

"From Reel to Real" (on composer Nathaniel Mann's work at the Pitt Rivers Museum)
Blueprint, July 2013, p. 15

"Full of High Sentence" (essay on Richard Ford's The Sportswriter)
Open Letters Monthly, June 2013

"Novels, Twentysomethings, and the Occasional Dark Night of the Soul"
PolicyMic.com, 25 March 2013

"Most magazines have a huge gender gap; could the lack of women in science contribute?"
PolicyMic.com, 8 March 2013

"A Virgil Or Two" (essay on Gilbert Highet's Poets in a Landscape)
Open Letters Monthly, March 2013

"7 Works of Literature Worth Reading During Black History Month"
PolicyMic.com, 13 Feburary 2013

"Puce Needle Diggings" (review of Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story)
Open Letters Monthly, February 2013

PolicyMic.com, 13 November 2012

"'Villanelle' for a Choir" (on Richard Beaudoin's choral setting of Seamus Heaney's "Villanelle for an Anniversary")
Harvard Magazine Online, May 21, 2012

"William Kentridge: 'In Praise of Shadows'"; "How the Enlightenment Led to Colonialism"; "The Refusal of Time" (series of reports on William Kentridge's Norton Lectures)
Harvard Magazine Online, March 26, April 3, May 1, 2012

Public interview with Daniel Gilbert
Eliot House, Harvard University, April 5, 2012

Harvard Magazine Online, March 30, 2012

A Blossoming Centennial” (on the exhibition of Ito Jakuchu’s Colorful Realm of Living Beings at the National Gallery of Art, March 30-April 29)
Harvard Magazine, March-April 2012

An Enchanted Colorful Realm” (video interview with Yukio Lippit to supplement above)
Harvard Magazine Online, February 17, 2012

Harvard Magazine Online, December 12, 2011

Harvard Magazine Online, September 12, 2011

Ants through the Ages” (on E. O. Wilson and José Celestino Mutis)
Harvard Magazine, July-August 2011

Loeb’s Centennial” (100th anniversary of the Loeb Classical Library)
Fine Books and Collections, July 2011

Beyond Ramen Noodles” (report on the Graduate Commons Program at Harvard]
Harvard Magazine, May-June 2011

’To Think and To Question’” (on the Mahindra Humanities Center inauguration)
Harvard Magazine Online, April 27, 2011

Harvard Crimson, April 12, 2011

A Lab for Contemporary Classical Music” (on the Fromm Concerts at Harvard)
Harvard Magazine Online, April 8, 2011

Public interview with Walter Isaacson
Eliot House, Harvard University, April 1, 2011

Harvard Crimson, March 21, 2011

Harvard Crimson, March 7, 2011

Harvard Crimson, February 23, 2011

Harvard Crimson, February 8, 2011

Hidden in Plain Sight” (on rare books at Harvard)
Harvard Crimson, January 25, 2011

Independent Historian” (alumnus profile of Daniel Rasmussen, author of American Uprising)
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2011

Public interview with Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6
Eliot House, Harvard University, December 9, 2010

The Tricorn and the Keffiyeh” (essay-review on hipsters and the Tea Party Movement) [PDF]
Tuesday Magazine, Fall 2010

A Renaissance For Medieval Classics” (reporting on the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)
Harvard Magazine, November-December 2010

What Books Are For” (reporting on a conference on book studies at the Radcliffe Institute)
Harvard Magazine Online, November 3, 2010

Physician Poet” (alumnus profile of David Moolten)
Harvard Magazine, September-October 2010

Subtraction and Decision” (personal essay)
Harvard Magazine, September-October 2010

School-sick” (personal essay)
Harvard Magazine Online, August 17, 2010

I Saw You… Standing There” (personal essay)
Harvard Magazine, May-June 2010

BLO Injects Rock Attitude into 'Ariadne'” (review of Boston Lyric Opera production of Ariadne auf Naxos)
Harvard Crimson, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LHO Reenvisions 'Tosca' in Fascist Rome” (review of Lowell House Opera production of Tosca)
Harvard Crimson, Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BSO Plays Third and Fourth, Comes Out First” (review of Boston Symphony Orchestra Beethoven concert under James Levine)
Harvard Crimson, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Undergraduates Think Big” (reporting on student-run ideas event)
Harvard Magazine Online, February 19, 2010

'Albert Herring' Nails Humor” (review of Dunster House Opera production of Britten’s Albert Herring)
Harvard Crimson, Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Woolf Hunters” (alumnus profile)
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2010

January Reading” (personal essay)
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2010

The Stickman Cometh” (critical essay on the webcomic xkcd) [PDF]
Tuesday Magazine, Fall 2009

The Measure of the Novel” (reporting on Orhan Pamuk’s Norton Lectures)
Harvard Magazine Online, October 23, 2009

“Come Together” (essay-review of online music-preference services)
Tuesday Magazine, Fall 2008

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