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 […]

10 Beginner’s Tips for How to See—and Understand—the Rich Complexities of Byzantine Textiles

My article “10 Beginner’s Tips for How to See—and Understand—the Rich Complexities of Byzantine Textiles” appears in artnet.

Meet Elijah Cummings’ predecessor — who is aiming to become his successor

My article “Meet Elijah Cummings’ predecessor — who is aiming to become his successor,” about Kweisi Mfume, former chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), appears in Jewish Insider.

Amid rising anti-Semitism, Orthodox Jews weigh safety with being conspicuously Jewish

My article “Amid rising anti-Semitism, Orthodox Jews weigh safety with being conspicuously Jewish” appears in Religion News Service.

Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

My article “Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever,” about an Alfred Jarry exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, appears in artnet.

A Night at the Museum for All

For this feature in Hadassah magazine, “A Night at the Museum for All,” I got in touch with some 50 U.S. Jewish and Holocaust museums to ask about their programming for visitors with disabilities almost 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The museums’ offerings, it turns out, are quite uneven.

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 […]

The Saint Andy Warhol

My article “The Saint Andy Warhol” appears in Playboy magazine.

Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo

My article “Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo” appears in National Catholic Reporter in the EarthBeat section.

Blurring the lines between rulers and saints

My article on the National Gallery of Art (Washington) show “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” and the Frick Collection (N.Y.) show “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

  • 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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