All posts tagged chess

Interview (March) with Cover Stories with Chess Life podcast

I spoke at length with Daniel Lucas, senior director of strategic communication at the U.S. Chess Federation, on the March edition of U.S. Chess’ Cover Stories podcast. Here’s how U.S. Chess describes it on its site: The March edition of “Cover Stories with Chess Life” is now live! This monthly podcast, hosted by Senior Director […]

Inhibition and Intuition: Chess playing presents benefits for autistic players, scholars and players say

My article “Inhibition and Intuition: Chess playing presents benefits for autistic players, scholars and players say” appears in the March. 2020 issue of Chess Life magazine. It may be accessed in PDF format via this link. To read the entire issue Chess Life, and to subscribe to future issues, visit this link to join the U.S. Chess Federation, which publishes the […]

Did This Man Save the 1972 World Chess Championship?

My article “Did This Man Save the 1972 World Championship?” — about how, as Stuart Lassar tells it, a white lie made history by securing a Reykjavík table tennis bout with Bobby Fischer — appears in the Jan. 2020 issue of Chess Life magazine. It may be accessed in PDF format via this link. To read the entire […]

Chess Life article about Chess Sets & Conflict

My article “Chess Sets & Conflict,” which reflects on the ways that chess sets, for centuries, have done double-duty as political and religious symbols, appears in the Dec. 2018 issue of Chess Life magazine. It may be accessed in PDF format via this link. To read the entire issue Chess Life, and to subscribe to […]

Chess Life article about Bobby Fischer

My article “Searching for Fischer’s Legacy,” which reflects on Bobby Fischer’s legacy 10 years after his death, appears in the March 2018 issue of Chess Life magazine. It may be accessed in PDF format via this link. To read the entire issue of Chess Life, and to subscribe to future issues, visit this link to […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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