“Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths,” The New Yorker
“New York Playgrounds I Have Known,” The New Yorker
“The Long, Vital History of Bystander Recordings,” The New Yorker
“The Wisdom of the Moving Man,” New York Times
For the Modern Love column in the Fashion & Style section.
“Who is Zwarte Piete?,” Virginia Quarterly Review
On the history and politics of a shameful Dutch tradition
“A Little Song I Wrote,” Killing the Buddah
Bobby McFerrin’s people called on me. This is what happened when I showed up.
“Searching for Zion,” Transition Magazine
This essay was the genesis for the book.
“Hiding in Plain Sight,” Guernica
“Daughters of Obama,” Guernica
“Mulattobama,” The Guardian
“The Throne of Zion,” The Believer
An excerpt from Searching for Zion.
“The Structure of Bubbles,” Aster(ix) Journal (originally in Narrative Magazine)
A short story featuring the protagonist of The Professor’s Daughter.
“Orb Weaver,” Nerve