All of Them. I Read All of Them.

Whenever I'm asked what I'm reading I go blank, in the manner of Sarah Palin's infamous Katie Couric train wreck of an interview of 2008. So I thought I best proactively seize the opportunity now to lay it out there for you. You're welcome.


For the arts I read The Rumpus, Slant, PopMatters, AllMusic, Robert Christgau, Metacritic, and some others.

For news, politics, and commentary I read Andrew Sullivan, Slate, The Daily Beast, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daily Kos, The New York Review of Books, Daniel Larison, and some others.

For sports I read ESPN (everyday!)

Print Media:

Boston Globe, New York Times, The New Yorker, JazzTimes, and Downbeat.


Jennifer Egan, TC Boyle, Michael Connelley, Jim Harrison, Richard Ford, and lots of "hard boiled" genre crime fiction, especially when flying.

In the last year I also tackled Henry Miller's massive Sexus, Junot Diaz's celebrated The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Don Lee's novel of Asian-American cultural paradoxes The Collective, among a few others.


Much of the non-fiction I read is in the context of my work. For example, over the summer, to prepare for an interview I read Nel Noddings' superb Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War. I also read arts-related books such as The Poets of Tin Pan Alley, by Phillip Furia.

Every now and then I dip into the poetry of Afaa Michael Weaver, Leonard Cohen, Denise Levertov, and many others.


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