Articles

Paula Deen: She's America's Racist Grandma
My thoughts on the prejudiced television chef | Slate | June 25, 2013

Regrettable: The troubling things I learned when I re-reported Bob Woodward’s book on John Belushi 
Deconstructing Washington's infamous court stenographer | Slate | March 12, 2013

Can a White Author Write Black Characters?
A look at Michael Chabon's latest, Telegraph Avenue | Slate | September 19, 2012

Dear HBO
My pitch to HBO to help the state of race and television by making better television about race | Slate | July 18, 2012

Mad Men and Black America
A historical analysis of racism, civil rights, and the real-world advertising industry, plus a few pre-game predictions for how that history would play out in Season 5 of AMC's Mad Men | Slate | March 14, 2012

Podcasts

Spoiler Special: 42 
Discussing the flawed racial politics of the Jackie Robinson biopic  | Slate | April 12, 2013