New Mexico, of all places, has a problem with bubonic plague. It first arrived in the state in 1949, but at the time, not many imagined that it would never […]
In my final article for Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy, I look at three somewhat messy essays from my Princeton career and assess what went right–and wrong. From essays about volcanoes, […]
Mitch Bushuk recalls being ‘focused’ while on board a helicopter over Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland. “We’d search visually for open water, then we’d fly the helicopter towards the open water, […]
This week, Expedictionary’s Quote of the Fortnight returns, this time with a quote from Robert Graves’ classic I, Claudius. The book, a fictionalized autobiography of Emperor Claudius’ life and the story of […]
2016 was a tough year, but I managed to read a lot of good books in the meantime. Here is part II of my annual book list, this time in the […]
2016 was a pretty rotten year (except for the Cubs, I guess). All the same, I managed to read a lot of good books. Here are the five best nonfiction books […]
Read my parody of Percy Shelley’s classic poem “Ozymandias.” Yes, Trumpymandias. A short excerpt: “And on the pedestal these words (the best words) appear: ‘I am Trumpymandias, businessman of businesses, […]
Listen to Brian Kraus’ science radio show, “These Vibes are Too Cosmic” for WPRB. In the 11/22/16 episode, I talk about “Blood Falls,” a geologic phenomenon featured as a plot […]
This past summer, I visited Lesbos as part of a Princeton journalism class on the refugee crisis. A month after our class visited the Moria refugee camp, its occupants rioted and burned Moria to the ground. This is my account of visiting Lesbos–during the calm before the storm. While difficult to perceive, there were clues of the events to come. In all the turbulence of the past week, remember that there is a world elsewhere.
This week in the Nassau Weekly, I reflect on the latest Bourne film, and Hollywood blockbuster screenwriting in general. Check out the article in the hyperlink above.