Many of my magazine articles—including a handful of New York Times Magazine cover stories—are collected in American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life, which you can buy here. Below are some pieces that are not included in the collection.
Can the Bulldog Be Saved?, The New York Times Magazine
My cover story about the bulldog, a breed in dire need of an intervention.
A Childhood in High Heels, The New York Times Book Review
My review of Justin Vivian Bond’s childhood memoir, Tango.
Breaking Up Nicely, The New York Times Magazine
I attend a one-day conference in Boston designed to teach teenagers how to “Face it, Don’t Facebook it.”
My Ex-Gay Friend, The New York Times Magazine
I profile Michael Glatze, a former colleague and gay activist who no longer considers himself gay.
The Best LGBT Books Ever Written, The Good Men Project Magazine
I ask our country’s best gay and lesbian writers for five indispensable books.
The Wet House, The New York Times Magazine
Inside Saint Anthony’s in Minnesota, where chronic alcoholics go to drink (and sometimes die).
Man-to-Man with Dan Savage, The Good Men Project
The sex-advice guru opens up about sex, fatherhood, and why he’s appalled that he’s a gay spokesperson.
Man-to-Man with Dr. Drew, The Good Men Project
The addiction doctor on treating celebrities, dealing with his own demons, and being confused with Dr. Phil.
The Beat Goes On, The Advocate
Cover story about James Franco and his role playing Allen Ginsberg in Howl.
On Ping-Pong, The Good Men Project
I have never lost to a white person at ping-pong. This is my story.
Yes, You Can Change People, The Daily Beast
My interview with interventionist Brad Lamm, who insists that addicts shouldn’t have to hit “rock bottom” before we intervene on them.
So You Think NU Can Dance, Deadspin
An occasionally weekly column following Northwestern’s pursuit of its first NCAA Tournament bid.
Coming Out in Middle School, The New York Times Magazine
Middle school students are coming out of the closet in a world that wasn’t expecting them—and that isn’t so sure a 12-year-old can know if he’s gay.
(Salon writes about the story, as does Jezebel. Slate discusses the piece in its culture gabfest podcast. The Washington Times is, predictably, not pleased. GLAAD gives the article an award.)
Le Pop Star, The New York Times Magazine
French singer Benjamin Biolay is making La Chanson cool again.
An Anti-Addiction Pill?, The New York Times Magazine
If addiction is linked to faulty brain function, as new research is revealing, can the cure be pharmaceutical?
Harvard’s Secret Court, Out Magazine
The gay sex scandal that rocked Cambridge in 1920.
Brad Gilbert Talks a Great Game, The New York Times Magazine
How a onetime middling tennis pro has taken Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to the heights he never reached.
Major League Doc, The Boston Globe Magazine
Meet Bill Morgan, the doctor with the best job in baseball.
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