Essays & Miscellaneous

It Was Supposed to be a Satire. It Turned Out to be a Prophecy. (2017, Yes Clash) - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

You Can't Plan for Internet Hate, But You Can Be Prepared for It (2016, Inc.)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

The Game of Life (2016, American Drug Chronicles: An Anthology)

Hunting Season (2014, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*ck This

5 Awesome Things Done by the Navy SEALs (2012, Maxim)

The Moment I Quit Playing Dungeons and Dragons (2011, Smith Magazine) 

Do Real Men Do Yoga? (2011, Yoga: Philosophy For Everyone)

Frontline in the War on Christmas (Abridged Online as "Waving the White Flag in the War on Christmas") [2011, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas and 2014, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*ck This]  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Hate Being Single this Time of Year? (2011, AOL's MyDaily)

Four Unintentional Love Lessons From Great Philosophers (2011, Marie Claire)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

How Andrew Shaffer Hides the Holiday Pickle (2010, The Olive Reader and 2014, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*ck This)  

The River That Divided Us Will Unite Us (2008, UIowa Flood Stories)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE


Literary Criticism, News & Book Reviews

What Do Readers Owe Authors? (2013, Book Riot) - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Top 10 Misbehaving Literary Rogues (2013, The Daily Beast) - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Fifty Shades of Gold (2013, Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World)

Introduction to Dorothy Parker 2013, Start Here: Volume II)

How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read (2012, Mental Floss)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Confessions of a New York Times Bestseller (2012, Scratch)

PayPal vs. E-Booksellers (2012, Suicide Girls)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

The Joy of Watching Others Suffer: Schadenfreude and the Hunger Games (2012, The Hunger Games and Philosophy)

Fifty Shades of Grace Metalious (2011, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey)

Moral Questions in The Hunger Games (2011, The Philosophers' Magazine)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE 

Book Review: Collide by Megan Hart (2011, RT Book Reviews)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Author Interview: Andrea Cremer (2010, Huffington Post)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Author Interview: Charlaine Harris (2010, Huffington Post)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Event Review: Steve Martin Book Signing (2010, Huffington Post)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Book Review: First Look at Justin Bieber's Memoir (2010, Huffington Post)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Event Review: First Annual Book Bloggers' Convention (2010, Publishers Weekly)

From Philosopher to Fabio in Four Days (2010, The Olive Reader)


Pop Culture Criticism, News & Reviews

TV: Five Things Deadlier Than a Sharknado—And How to Survive Them (2014, Time)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Theater: Spank! The Fifty Shades Musical Parody (2013, Book Riot)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Music Interview: Filter's Richard Patrick (2011, Huffington Post)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE

Movies Interview: Joe Pantoliano (2011, The Faster Times)

Music Interview: Dan Black (2010, PopMatters)  - READ FOR FREE ONLINE