On writers, artists, and the creative process:

The death of letter-writing
The New York Times Opinionator, November 2013

I work in a closet
Details.com, October 2013

Lifehacking tips from novelists, painters, and filmmakers (series)
Slate, April-May 2013

Eight authors' remarkable daily rituals (slideshow)
The Huffington Post, May 2013

On architecture and design:

The design team behind Google's secret "moonshot factory"
Core77, January 2014

Bertrand Goldberg's voluptuous hospital designs
Metropolis, February 2009

The Ford Foundation, masterpiece of commercial architecture
Metropolis, December 2008

Konstantin Grcic reinvents the cantilever chair
Metropolis, May 2008

On caffeinated snacks, lucid dreaming, and Chuck Norris:

The complete Walker, Texas Ranger
Slate, March 2010

Can I teach myself to control my dreams?
Slate, July 2009

In search of the perfect caffeine-infused snack
Slate, August 2008