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Interview about “Giants in the Earth” by O. E. Rolvaag on John J. Miller’s Great Books podcast

Learn more about John J. Miller’s Great Books podcast, a National Review production, here.

Shibboleths and Sun Salutations: Should Religious Jews Practice Yoga?

My essay “Shibboleths and Sun Salutations: Should Religious Jews Practice Yoga?” appears in Mosaic magazine. Updates: Here’s Alan Brill’s response: “Where American Jews Stand in the Great Tangle of Yoga.” Here’s Tara Isabella Burton’s response: “Yoga and Judaism Are Incompatible — But Not In the Way Menachem Wecker Thinks“ And here’s my “last word”: “Idol […]

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 […]

Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’

My article “Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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.

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.

For Many Immigration Activists, Welcoming “Strangers” Is an Act of Faith

My article “For Many Immigration Activists, Welcoming “Strangers” Is an Act of Faith” appears in Religion & Politics.

How Jews Solved the “Design Problem” of Gesturing to the Prohibited Name of God Without Actually Writing It

My article “How Jews Solved the ‘Design Problem’ of Gesturing to the Prohibited Name of God Without Actually Writing It” appears in Mosaic magazine.

  • 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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