The Final Frontier
I love Mr. Spock because he reminds me of you, I told my father. For the first time that night, I considered the possibility that he was going to survive it.
November 11, 2019
My Year of Concussions
The thud was thicker than I’d expected. It felt as if my head had been slammed in a car door.
November 4, 2019
My Years in the Florida Shuffle of Drug Addiction
Cycling through relapse and recovery, and the industry that enables both.
October 14, 2019
Abandoning a Cat
Personal History by Haruki Murakami: “This heavy weight my father carried—a trauma, in today’s terminology—was handed down, in part, to me.”
September 30, 2019
Four Years in Startups
Life in Silicon Valley during the dawn of the unicorns.
September 23, 2019
My Terezín Diary
What is most striking to me today about the diary I kept in the camp, seventy-five years ago, is what I left out.
September 9, 2019
The Book of Prince
The pop star had grand plans for his autobiography, but only a few months to live.
September 2, 2019
A Year Without a Name
Was the problem gender—or me?
August 12, 2019
The Assassin Next Door
My family’s immigrant journey and James Earl Ray’s path to targeting Martin Luther King, Jr., intersected at an unglamorous corner of East Hollywood.
July 22, 2019
The Lingering of Loss
My best friend left her laptop to me in her will. Twenty years later, I turned it on and began my inquest.
July 1, 2019