Subterranean Homesick Blues, Los Angeles Review of Books

Peak Adventure, LA Review of Books

A Faithful Hound, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable

The Dispossessed, LA Review of Books

Abyssal Alphabet, Reanimation Library, Word Processor

Pet Cemetery, The Revealer

The Redemption of Saint Anthony, Public Doman Review

The Addicted Life of Thomas De Quincey, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable

The Canny Valley: Social Memoir, Used Furniture Review

The Haunted Hotels of Los Angeles, Virginia Quarterly Review

Pitch Battles, The Believer; read the whole thing at Longform.org

A Fire in the Belly, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable

Dark Pages, The New Inquiry

One Book Opens Another, LA Review of Books

On the Trail of the Elusive Vampire Squid from Hell, LA Review of Books

The Canny Valley: The Self-Help Avant-Garde, Used Furniture Review

St. George, the Monstrous Saint, The Revealer

The Canny Valley: True Enough, Used Furniture Review

No Success Like Failure, LA Review of Books

King & I, LA Review of Books

Very Superstitious, Lapham’s Quarterly

About a Genre: John D’Agata and the Essay, LA Review of Books

Living in the Margins, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable

Dancing with Memory: On Brian Castro’s Shanghai Dancing, The Millions

The Patron Saint of Dark Days, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable

We Will Re-Bury You, LA Review of Books

Quack Prophet: Nostradamus, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Future (Fall 2011)

After Bloomsday: Thoughts on an All-Day Reading of Ulysses, Writers’ Houses

Dear S–, The Orphan

Skyscrapers of the Dead, Lapham’s Quarterly, Roundtable

Necropolis, Lapham’s Quarterly, The City (Fall 2010)

On Bones and Libraries, Lapham’s Quarterly, Roundtable

The Twice-Bought Head of Cardinal Mezzofanti, Wonders and Marvels

Seismograph, Phonautograph, Skull: On Useless Recordings, This Recording

The Cadaver Method, Lapham’s Quarterly, Roundtable

The Fate of His Bones, Cabinet Magazine, Issue 28 (Winter 2007/2008)

On Passports: W. G. Sebald and the Menace of Travel, Image & Narrative, Issue 19 (Fall 2007)