“Stage Mothers: A Women’s Theater in Rural Turkey,” New Yorker, 24 December 2012.

“Talking Drums” (African drumming in Istanbul), New Yorker website, 9 July 2012.

Diary (Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence), London Review of Books, 7 June 2012.

“The Phantom Matzo Factory,” New Yorker website, 2 May 2012.

Rumpus interview (about Mike Daisey scandal and factchecking), 25 April 2012.

“The Sanctuary: The World’s Oldest Temple and the Dawn of Civilization,” New Yorker, 19 December 2011.

“Natural Histories: A Journey in the Shadow of Ararat,” New Yorker, 24 October 2011. (Online: podcast, slideshow.)

“In the World,” New Yorker (Talk of the Town piece about 9/11), 12 September 2011.

“A Divine Comedy,” Harper’s, September 2011.

“Fascinating Solzhenitsyn Story Makes English Debut,” Salon, 19 August 2011.

“Life after a Bestseller,” Guardian, 21 April 2011.

“The View from the Stands,” New Yorker, 7 March 2011.  (Online: podcast.)

“From the Critical Impulse, the Growth of Literature,” New York Times Book Review, 1 January 2011.

“Buying Books Is Fun, with a Glass in Your Hand,” Guardian, 2 October 2010.

“Kafka’s Last Trial,” New York Times Magazine (cover story), 26 September 2010.

“Get a Real Degree” (review of Mark McGurl, The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing), London Review of Books, 23 September 2010.

My Twelve-Hour Blind Date, With Dostoevsky,” Paris Review Daily, 13–19 July 2010.  Winner of the first annual Terry Southern Prize for Humor.

“Sergei Paradjanov, Film-Maker of Outrageous Imagination,” Guardian, 13 March 2010.

“The Memory Kitchen,”New Yorker, 19 April 2010. (Online: slideshow; outtake.)