It has nothing to do with fat phobia.
DoubleX, June 9, 2009
What's the Problem Now? Feminism's Dilemmas:
The Myth that Women Can "Have It All"
DoubleX, May 14, 2009
Review of Pop!: Why Bubbles Are Great For The Economy by Daniel Gross
New York Times Book Review, July 22, 2007
A Small Circle of Friends
Some self-help groups save lives, and some just drift apart. What makes a personal network click?
Forbes, May 7, 2007
Mr. Charisma: Obama or Osama?
The New York Post, April 8, 2007
An 18th-Century Brain in a 21st-Century Head
Cato Unbound, Libertarianism: Past and Prospects, March 2007
Your Design Here
Are amateurs taking over? Don't panic--DIY design culture might just have something to teach us.
Print, March-April 2007
Review of Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs by Kieran Healy
The New York Times Book Review, January 28, 2007
From Shopping Centers to Lifestyle Centers
Shopping malls are finally fulfilling their original destiny: re-creating the essence of urban life.
Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2006
As Plano Goes...
...so goes the nation? Commentators around the country have been debating that for months. If only they understood what the booming Dallas suburb is really like.
Texas Monthly, December 2006
The surgery was simple; the process is another story
USA Today, October 25, 2006
Need transplant donors? Pay them
Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2006
Here's Looking at You, Kidney
Texas Monthly, June 2006
The Poverty Puzzle
The New York Times Book Review, March 19, 2006
Review of The White Man's Burden, by William Easterly
A Pen for Your Thoughts (.PDF download)
Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines magazine), March 2006
Opening photo reprinted with permission of Manny Rodriguez.
Controlling Quality: The Hard Road to Building a Brand
The New York Times, September 20, 2005
How Modernism Got Its Curves
A look at the extraordinary career of designer Eva Zeisel.
A slideshow essay
Slate, September 1, 2005
That Long Drive Out to the Airport
Why the Wright Amendment is bad for Dallas
D Magazine, August 2005
Economists have long used their tools to analyze social phenomena. Now sociologists are learning to stop worrying and love -- or at least study -- the market.
The Boston Globe, July 24, 2005
Let's Make Some Magic, With No Strings Attached (wireless glamour)
The New York Times, May 4, 2005
Q&A: Robyn Waters
I.D. Magazine, May 2005
The Function of Fashion (.pdf first page and second page)
Blueprint, April 2005
Is Dallas Good for Smart People? Sort of.
Dallas Morning News, March 5, 2005
Old Hollywood Glamour--And the Man Who Invented It
Slate, February 25, 2005
A Nimble Newcomer in the Staid Old Furniture Industry
The New York Times, February 22, 2005
Slide show, with commentary from American Leather CEO Bob Duncan
The Book of Jobs
Essay on the continuing popularity of What Color Is Your Parachute?
The New York Times Book Review, January 16, 2005
High In the Sunlit Silence
The enduring glamour of aviation
Reason Online, December 22, 2004
The Eagle Has Landed
Review of Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas, by David Hackett Fischer
New York Times Book Review, December 19, 2004
With So Many Choices, No Wonder You Need Help
The New York Times, December 7, 2004
Where Snobbery Is Out of Style
In praise of "shopping magazines"
The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2004
A Golden World
Excerpt from essay in Glamour: Fashion, Industrial Design, Architecture
T: The New York Times Style Magazine, October 10, 2004
"Substance of Style" and the Modern Economy
The variety revolution
All Things Considered, National Public Radio, September 16, 2004
Missing the Dream
Review of On Paradise Drive, by David Brooks
The New York Post, July 4, 2004
It stocks your grocery store, schedules your favorite team's games, and helps plan your vacation. A primer on the most influential academic discipline you've never heard of.
The Boston Globe, June 27, 2004
The (Gay) Marriage Penalty
The Boston Globe, May 23, 2004
Why Buy What You Don't Need? The Marginal Appeal of Aesthetics (.pdf file)
Innovation, Spring 2004
A Prettier Jobs Picture
New York Times Magazine, February 22, 2004
The Eichler Dilemma, Dwell, January/February 2004
(.pdf download) title page, first page, second page
Friedrich the Great
Dismissed by critics as a free-market extremist, economist Friedrich Hayek is gaining new attention as a forerunner of cognitive psychology, information theory, even postmodernism. A reintroduction to one of the most important thinkers you've barely heard of.
Sidebar: Hayek on Gay Marriage
The Boston Globe, January 11, 2004
Unhappily Better Off
Review of The Progress Paradox, by Gregg Easterbrook
The New York Post, January 4, 2004
Light Until the Wealth of Nations
How Christmas displays illuminate a strong economy
Reason Online, December 19, 2003
(A shorter version was published as Got a Light? in The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2003.)
The Design of Your Life
Men's Journal, October 2003
Going to Great Lengths
New York Times Magazine, August 31, 2003
Why Buffy Kicked Ass
Reason, August/September 2003
The Economics of Aesthetics
Strategy+Business, Fall 2003
The Aesthetic Imperative
Wired, July 2003
Wives' Tale: The "marriage penalty" taxes women for working, not wedding
The Boston Globe, April 13, 2003
D Magazine "Spaces" columns on the built environment