Popular Essays, articles (selected)
"Progressive Social Movements Spurred Holocaust Consciousness by Helping Survivors Tell their Stories," The Conversation, April 14, 2015 (how feminism and identity politics made Holocaust talk possible).
"How Islamophobic Campaigns in America Rehash Old Tactics," Alternet, February 23, 2015 (today's rightwing campaigns are inspired by 1990s homophobia).
"Holocaust Survivors Don't Belong in the Israeli-Palestinian Debate," Haaretz, September 21, 2014 (the problem with enlisting survivors in the battle for Jewish public opinion).
"No Hay Nada," New Inquiry, October 2012 (traveling to Cuba in the bad old days)
"Breucklen Gentry," Jacobin, Summer 2012 (gentrification, Brooklyn style)
“The Politics of Broken Dreams," Contexts, Summer 2012 (an interview with rural organizer Marcy Westerling on the Tea Party's appeal)
"We Have Met the Enemy, and the Enemy is Us," Huffington Post, May 9, 2012 (same-sex marriage in North Carolina).
"The Photographs Near My Father's Bed," Bridges, Spring 2009 (how finding a trove of hidden photographs opened a key to my father's past).
"Mommy Dearest, Departed," The Forward, April 25, 2003 (clearing out my mother's apartment after her death).
"The Oranging of America," The Nation, August 6, 2001 (review of Lisa McGirr's Suburban Warriors).