About Me

I am the author of The Story of Ain’t (Harper), which was published in October 2012. In my day job, I am the editor of Humanities. Previously, I was an assistant managing editor at The Weekly Standard. I have written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Atlantis, Boston magazine, the Washington Times, American Spectator, Slate, Salon, Education Next, The Public Interest, and several other publications. My writing about dictionaries has been featured on Slate and National Public Radio. I live in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with my wife, Cynthia, and our three children.

Photo by Kay Campbell

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