On Everything Else

When Mary Martin was the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

The first time ‘Peter Pan’ aired live on NBC

Originally published December 2, 2014

Read the article at Longreads


Breaking: Bad

Otherwise known as the roots of Jimmy Fallon’s charm.

Originally published January 22, 2014

Read the article at The New Yorker


How Arrested Development Reinvented the Catchphrase

Her?

Originally published June 3, 2013

Read the article at Browbeat


His Kingdom for a Horse

Memories of my college adviser, David Milch, creator of HBO’s “Luck”

Originally published March 22, 2012

Read the article at TV Worth Watching


Bento Box Bingo

The only firm in New York that delivers fresh-made bento-box lunches

Originally published February 26, 2012

Read the article at Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood


A Modesty Proposal

How should Roger Federer talk about his own greatness?

Originally published September 10, 2009

Read the article at Slate.com


Cartoons Go to War

Bill Mauldin’s one-of-a-kind war cartoons: a slide show

Originally published April 25, 2008

Read the article at Slate.com


A Shy and Brainy Guy

How Steve Martin got so funny.

Originally published December 03, 2007

Read the article at Slate.com


As the Ice Beckoned, A Crime Unfolded

“Illegal ice activity” in Central Park.

Originally published July 27, 2003

Read the article at www.nytimes.com


Suffering Silently

A tribute to great ventriloquist Arthur Worsley

Originally published December 30, 2001

Read the article at nytimes.com


Embrace the Urge

The ubiquitous hug

Originally published  November 25, 2001

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The Rise of the Robo-Ref

Behind the scenes in the life of an NBA referee.

Originally published February 25, 2001

Read the article at www.nytimes.com

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