“Why Trump Loves Arizona,” The New York Times, August 23, 2017.

“My Turn: Why Arizona Is the Logical Place for Slumping Trump to Rally,”, August 21, 2017.

“10 Iconic Arizona Restaurants Worth Traveling For,” Phoenix New Times, June 14, 2017.

“How a Band of Conspirators Saved Timbuktu’s Treasured Manuscripts From Al Qaeda’s Torch,” The New York Times, June 2, 2017.

“Coda: When Appalachia Was Blue: How the Democrats Won and Lost It,” American Prospect, June 1, 2017.

“O.C. Voted Blue in 2016: Is the Identity of the GOP Here in Danger?” Orange Coast Magazine, February 28, 2017.

“Searching for Jack Herer, The ‘Emperor’ of American Cannabis,”  Leafly, February 9, 2017.

“You’re The Puppet: Trump, the Death of Truth, and the Silence of the Left,” Los Angeles Review of Books, November 25, 2016.

“Colin Dickey Explores American’s Haunted Mansions in ‘Ghostland,'” Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2016.

“‘How to Make a Spaceship,’ by Julian Guthrie,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 6, 2016.

“Hoboken Crash Highlights Train Travel’s Unseen World of Risks,” CNN, September 30, 2016.

“Proto-Trump: How Arizona Laid the Foundation for Donald Trump’s America,” Phoenix New Times, September 14, 2016.

“Deforestation in Peacetime, Sri Lanka,” Sierra, September 8, 2016.

“China’s High-Speed Rail Diplomacy: Beijing Sets its Sights on the U.S. Market,” Foreign Affairs, June 14, 2016.

“The Orange Industrial Complex,” Los Angeles Review of Books, April 18, 2016.

“Hello, Open Cuba. Goodbye, Grotesque Amusement Park,” Houston Chronicle, March 22, 2016.

“Trinidad Prosecutor Dana Seetahal’s Gangland Murder Goes Unpunished,” New Times Broward-Palm Beach, March 1, 2016.

“Why Is There No Great Arizona Novel?” Phoenix New Times, August 3, 2015.

“The Golden Muse,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 14, 2015.

“Where Criticism Is Counterrevolutionary: Tania Bruguera on Cuba and the Fight for Free Speech,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 8, 2015.

“‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker,” The New York Times, July 1, 2015.

“Why is Amtrak such a mess?” The Washington Post, May 13, 2015.

“Best of Phoenix 2014: Moon Valley Mercies,” Phoenix New Times, September 25, 2014.

“Don’t Give up on the Bullet Train, California,” Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2014.

“Making High Speed Trains Work in the U.S.,” The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2014.

The Myth of the Latino Vote,” The Atlantic, September 2012.

Giffords Shooting: The Uncertainty Factor,” lead op-ed, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 7, 2012.

Arizona and Gabrielle Giffords, Now,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 11, 2012.

There is no Gaydar for heteros, but there are straight signs,” Black Table, July 15, 2004.

Butte Ponders the Power of Evel,” High Country News, Nov 24, 2003.

Qworst,” Missoula Independent, November 13, 2003.

Defiant Firefighters Snub Feds,” The Arizona Republic, July 14, 2002.

Catholic Charities Lavishes Pay, Perks on Chief,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2000.

Utah’s Rancho Bizarro,” The Salt Lake Tribune, May 5, 1998.

Walking Back Through Time,” Albuquerque Journal, May 27, 1993.

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