20 titles selected as 2013 Michigan Notable Books.
Detroit Free Press. December 30, 2012
It’s a mad, mad Michigan.
The American Prospect. December 21, 2012
Michigan unions won’t lie down.
Salon. December 12, 2012
Far from the final defeat.
The American Prospect. December 12, 2012
Architect Magazine. November 2012
Modern Renaissance Man.(PDF)
Alumnus. Winter 2012
Where she came from.
Rural Diaspora. November 29, 2012
In Michigan, a look back on the 2012 campaign.
Columbia Journalism Review. November 23, 2012
Translation gains new ground in American academia.
Publishing Perspectives. November 16, 2012
Rolling Stone journalist says ‘Detroit City Is The Place To Be.’
Detroit Free Press. November 11, 2012
A missed connection on Michigan’s ballot proposals?
Columbia Journalism Review. November 5, 2012
At Michigan’s edge, global warming emerges as campaign issue.
Columbia Journalism Review. November 2, 2012
Detroit papers on Romney’s misleading Jeep ad.
Columbia Journalism Review. October 31, 2012
Holding the stick.
The American Prospect. October 18, 2012
In M-11, a candidate ducks, but can’t avoid coverage.
Columbia Journalism Review. October 17, 2012
Exploding the canon: On the African Writers’ Series.
The Los Angeles Review of Books. October 16, 2012
Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown coronation.
Grantland. October 4, 2012
How Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ is taught in schools.
The Daily Beast. October 4, 2012
Michigan media on voter fraud.
Columbia Journalism Review. October 2, 2012
Detropia’s hymn to ambivalence.
Next American City. October 2, 2012
The Queen of Katwe.
The Christian Science Monitor. October 1, 2012 (print issue); October 4, 2012 (online)
A touchdown for labor.
The American Prospect. September 24, 2012
Keeping facts at the forefront: The Detroit News walks through Romney’s ‘new message’ on auto bailouts.
Columbia Journalism Review. September 10, 2012.
The Art of Haiku.
The Christian Science Monitor. September 4, 2012
Yucatec Maya Summer Institute celebrates twentieth anniversary.
UNC Global. August 30, 2012
Navigating the process of admissions.
Alumnus. Fall 2012. Cover story.
Michigan media on Romney’s birth certificate ‘joke.’
Columbia Journalism Review. August 24, 2012
Oak Park’s Book Beat marks thirtieth birthday.
Detroit Free Press. August 19, 2012
Don’t just look at the money — follow it!
Columbia Journalism Review. August 15, 2012.
Follow the story, not the agenda.
Columbia Journalism Review. July 31, 2012.
Long run to freedom.
Grantland. July 26, 2012.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s urban side.
Salon. Juy 25, 2012
The literary writer’s guide to getting a Fulbright fellowship.
Publishing Perspectives. July 23, 2012
In Michigan, a one-man follow-the-money machine.
Columbia Journalism Review. July 16, 2012
An expatriate’s eye on Detroit: In ‘Say Nice Things About Detroit,’ author draws on Motor City roots.
Detroit Free Press. July 15, 2012
Welcome to the Age of Non-Profit City Government.
Salon. July 14, 2012. Reprinted from Next American City.
Student Newspaper Sued.
Salon. July 12, 2012
Welcome to Your New Government: Can Non-Profits Run Cities?
Next American City. Forefront feature. July 9, 2012
Nigerian Wins Caine Prize.
Salon. July 5, 2012
Why Are Lame Ducks Still Raising Campaign Funds?
Columbia Journalism Review. July 3, 2012
How to Watch the Olympics. (In print edition, headlined: “Let the Games Begin!”)
Christian Science Monitor. July 2, 2012
Driving the Discourse in Detroit.
Columbia Journalism Review. June 22, 2012
Missing: Voters’ Voices in Rep. McCotter Story.
Columbia Journalism Review. June 5, 2012
The Green Shore Reimagines Turbulent Athens in 1967.
Detroit Free Press. June 3, 2012
Next Stop, Broadway.
Alumnus. Summer 2012
Pushing Back, Making Connections.
Columbia Journalism Review. May 14, 2012
Artist Matthew Barney Collaborates on Locally-Produced Zine.
Detroit Free Press. May 6, 2012
Is America’s Forgotten Flyover a Gold Mine for Publishers?
Publishing Perspectives. May 1, 2012
Jim Abbott Inspires: Flint native’s memoir looks at life, baseball.
Detroit Free Press. April 29, 2012
Brandon Inge Shall Be Released.
Grantland. April 27, 2012
Turmoil and Triumph. (Summer of ’68 excerpted as part of the spread.)
Detroit Free Press. April 15, 2012.
On the Trail of Maddow’s Michigan ‘Scoop‘.
Columbia Journalism Review. April 12, 2012
Detroit News Offers Smart Take on Family Planning Feud.
Columbia Journalism Review. April 4, 2012
10 Examples of Literary Nonfiction That Make Facts Compelling.
AlterNet. April 3, 2012
Hollywood’s Lady All-Stars: Title IX in the Movies.
Grantland. March 27, 2012
Michigan’s Bad Integrity Report Card.
Columbia Journalism Review. March 21, 2012
Inspecting Local TV’s ‘Public Inspection Files. (contributor)
Columbia Journalism Review. March 21, 2012
Michigan Author Benjamin Busch’s Memoir Wanders Through Time.
Detroit Free Press. March 18, 2012
In Michigan, Getting Beyond the ‘Class Divide.’
Columbia Journalism Review. March 2, 2012
Who Opposed the Auto Bailouts? Romney was hardly alone, despite what you read.
Columbia Journalism Review. February 28, 2012
Past and Present Collide in Michigan author Jack Driscoll’s New Story Collection.
Detroit Free Press. February 26, 2012
In Michigan, Coverage of Romney’s Speech Goes Beyond That Empty Stadium.
Columbia Journalism Review. February 24, 2012
Lack of Contraceptive Access: The Public Health Emergency in Eastern Burma.
RH Reality Check. February 13, 2012
There’s Something Rotten at the Komen Foundation.
The American Prospect. February 7, 2012
Komen Foundation Races for the Cuts.
The American Prospect. February 1, 2012
Must Reads: Three Novels From Abroad.
The Daily Beast. January 30, 2012
Video Book Review: Best European Fiction 2012.
The Collagist. January 15, 2012
Why Do Men’s Magazines Sound Like Rapists?
AlterNet. January 4, 2012