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Once In a Babymoon

November 01, 2019

Exploring the Olympic Peninsula while pregnant meant rethinking the way I traveled—and how I lived in my body.

June 06, 2018

These messages are mirrors, a chance to reflect back to ourselves a hopeful, idealized version of what we want to be remembered for and how we want to be seen.

January 10, 2020

My latest column for the New York Times Book Review.

February 06, 2017

Every episode of My Brother, My Brother, and Me begins with the same disclaimer: "The McElroy brothers are not experts, and their advice should never be followed." The podcast’s hundreds of thousands of fans listen to everything the McElroy brothers say—except that.

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Essays / Features
Criticism / Reviews / Interviews

The Cut: Is This the Millennial Parent Book? (Q&A with Emily Oster)

Vulture: Why You Should Be Reading Romance Novels

New York Times Book Review: Four Winter Romance Novels Find Love in Hopeless Places

All's Well That Ends Well: Fall Romance Novels

Four Delicious New Romance Novels

The Latest Romance Novels: Firefighters, Buff Male Nannies, Astronauts and More

In These Romance Novels, the Characters Are Sexy, Hot and Toting a Ton of Emotional Baggage

Summer Reading: Romance

Nylon: Type A(my): An Ode To ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ For Celebrating Ambitious, Perfectionist Women

The Rumpus: It's Just Reality: Talking With Meaghan O'Connell Leslie Jamison Wants You to Rethink Your Drunk Literary Heroes (Q&A)

Thrillist: The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Vulture: Alyssa Cole on Why Her Romance Novels Are Always Political

Unbound Worlds: The Word for Empathy is Sci-Fi: On Le Guin, Kress, and Kindness

Slate: On Election Day 2017, Do Yourself a Favor and Turn Off Facebook Memories

Google Play Editorial: Google Play's Summer Reading (list)
Extra Crispy: The Science of Breakfast Time, According to Alan Burdick
The Morning News: Bats of the Republic v. The Turner House (Tournament of Books)
Slate: Founding Father Fails (Q&A with Sarah Vowell)
The Millions: Cohesion Is Not Continuity: On Sarah Manguso’s Ongoingness
The Oyster Review: Context and the City (on Choire Sicha's Very Recent History)
The Rumpus: The Last Book I Loved: The Unnamed
BuzzFeed Books: It’s Always Spilling Over the Edges (Q&A with Leslie Jamison)
Hooded Utilitarian: Clybourne Park is Lying to You
The Awl: How Are We to Listen to Classical Music?
Download the Universe: Can the Wonders of the Universe Fit on an iPad?
The Awl: How Spring Awakening Changed the Business of Musical Theatre
Google Play Editorial: Edan LepuckiMary Roach, Colson Whitehead, Zan RomanoffRivka GalchenElizabeth GreenwoodBrandon Sanderson, Jeff VanderMeer.


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I've also written about new research in astrophysics and astrobiology at The Planetary Society and Astrobites.