Untouchable (Books) , October 2010, 61
A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America) by H.L. Mencken,Marion Rodgers
Mencken No. 3 (Books) , December 2005, 86
On Marion Elizabeth Rodger's "Mencken: The American Iconoclast."
Shorter notice (Books) , June 1995, 86
Of Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life by Marjorie Garber.
Harry, Teddy & Whit (Books) , May 1995, 72
A review of Harry & Teddy by Thomas Griffith.
Gentleman composer (Books) , December 1994, 72
A review of Skyscraper Lullaby: The Life & Music of John Alden Carpenter by Howard Pollack.
So terribly correct (Books) , September 1994, 82
A review of Dictatorship of Virtue by Richard Bernstein & Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police by John Leo.
The abyss stares back (Books) , June 1994, 70
A review of On Looking into the Abyss by Gertrude Himmelfarb.
Another sun person heard from (Notebook) , September 1993, 91
On Black Studies, Rap & the Academy by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
You don't say (Reconsiderations) , January 1993, 57
On Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities five years later.
Shorter notice (Books) , June 1992, 82
Of Robb Forman Dew's Fortunate Lives.
The &ldquopolitics” of Anthony Powell (Features) , May 1992, 24
Mencken vs. Mencken (Books) , May 1990, 65
A review of The Diary of H. L. Mencken edited by Charles A. Fecher.
Down and out in British Columbia (Books) , March 1989, 79
A review of George Orwell: A Reassessment edited by Peter Buitenhuis & Ira B. Nadel.
Father Babbitt’s flock (Books) , January 1989, 69
A review of Wheat That Springeth Green by J. F. Powers.
A touch of class (Features) , November 1988, 8
On the novels of Kingsley Amis.
A liberated woman (Features) , January 1988, 13
On Rebecca West: A Life by Victoria Glendinning.
Seven hundred pretty good books (Features) , October 1987, 36
On the Book-of-the-Month Club at age sixty.
Wishing for a Wellsian world (Books) , December 1986, 73
A review of H. G. Wells: Deperately Mortal by David C. Smith.