The Once and Future MoMA The Once and Future MoMA
The New Yorker · January 26, 2020

The museum’s current renovation is built around a paradigmatic curatorial shift, long in development, that has completely changed how the museum considers, acquires, and displays its art.

A World Without Mad Magazine A World Without Mad Magazine
The New Yorker · July 25, 2019

Mad’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” subverted the comic form into an ideological weapon, led by a mascot whose insouciant grin graced nearly every cover of the magazine in its sixty-seven-year run.

William Goldman Turned Reporters into Heroes in All The President's Men William Goldman Turned Reporters into Heroes in "All The President's Men"
The New Yorker · November 27, 2018

The screenwriter’s galvanizing monologues drive home the movie’s core themes about journalism’s necessary balance of canny brinkmanship with social responsibility.

The Accidental Perfection of The Beatles' White Album The Accidental Perfection of The Beatles' White Album
The New Yorker · November 10, 2018

Fifty years later, the record is still good, still indelible, still as clean and pure as its sleeve, requiring no explanation or description beyond the band’s name.

The Case of the Century The Case of the Century
Slate · February 25, 2016

The FBI’s fight with Apple will have far-reaching implications beyond the government’s ability to snoop through an iPhone.

Spock’s Struggle Was His Fans’ Struggle, Too Spock’s Struggle Was His Fans’ Struggle, Too
Slate · March 2, 2015

Leonard Nimoy showed how anyone could withstand the pain of being ostracized for being different—and why it was always worth it, since the future so often vindicates and rewards those misunderstood in their own time.

7 Souls7 Souls
co-written by Barnabas Miller
Random House/Delacorte · 2010

MWA 2011 Edgar Nominee

2011 Edgar ® Nominee, “Best Novel” (Young Adult category)
Mystery Writers of America

Mary expects her seventeenth birthday to be blow-out memorable, courtesy of her best friends—fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon—and her doting boyfriend, Trick. Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. Awakening in a mortifying locale, with a massive, unexplained hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware of her birthday. As evening approaches, her paranoia grows. She just can’t shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she’s right. By night’s end, her most insane fears are realized and she's murdered in cold blood. But death is just the beginning of Mary's ordeal. Her soul becomes trapped in a strange. unexplained limbo, as she re-lives the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—all of whom, she discovers, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, the secrets that were hidden in plain sight, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life. With its blend of suspense, horror, fantasy and hip reality, 7 Souls is an adrenaline rush of a thriller.

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The Object LessonThe Object Lesson
Simon & Schuster · 1993

The remarkable debut of an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, The Object Lesson is a romantic and disturbing journey through the troubled lives of affluent Manhattanites. When the solitary life of a young reporter is interrupted by news of a former friend's violent injury, their awkward reunion is the beginning of a baffling criminal investigation that will lead deep into the unfamiliar terrain of city politics, psychotherapy, and high fashion. The inexperienced journalist is soon cast back into the mercenary lives of his childhood acquaintances, who are burdened by a tragic secret. So begins a long journey across the dark landscape of the past—a remembrance of a forgotten summer, of a magnificent weekend in a New England coastal town, and of a single heartbreaking night that reveals that in the most fleeting of moments, the course of a life may be irrevocably changed. The Object Lesson is a stunning tour-de-force—a vibrant portrait of another lost generation and a haunting, beautiful story of spiritual redemption.

“Orlando’s skill in orchestrating an elaborate plot is astonishing—and even more impressive is his narrative slight-of-hand.”
—Miami Herald

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