Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide, by Rebecca Hamilton, Columbia Journalism Review, March 2011
"The Darfur lobby was historic. But was it effective?"
All the Truth Is Out: The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics, by Matt Bai, Maclean's Magazine, September 2014
"If Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau or Thomas Mulcair were having an affair, would you click on a headline about it? Probably. Would Canadian journalists ever give you the chance? Probably not."
Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott, by Mark Abley, Maclean's Magazine, November 2013
"Abley has produced something seemingly inconceivable: an intelligent, absorbing and, yes, entertaining book about an infamous Canadian villain who oversaw residential schools at the height of their brutality toward Aboriginal peoples."
In The News: A User’s Manual, by Alain de Botton, Maclean's Magazine, March 2014
"I want to say de Botton writes beautifully, but it’s more like he writes clever sentences with high frequency."
Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel, Maclean's Magazine, October 2013
"The main character, Adam Schumann, was a model officer and certifiable hero who required an unceremonious mental health evacuation from Iraq. His wife says of him: “He’s still a good guy. He’s just a broken good guy.”"
A Short History Of Nuclear Folly, by Rudolph Herzog, Maclean's Magazine, July 2013
"Reading about human courtship of nuclear destruction is like watching the wobbles of an amateur tightrope walker: one gawks in terror and amazement."
Feral: Rewilding The Land, The Sea, And Human Life, by George Monbiot, Maclean's Magazine, June 2013.
"Wolves are cool. A few more sheep might bite the dust, but this could be a small price to pay for enough fresh-aired awe to pry our fingers from our remote controls."
There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, by Chinua Achebe, Maclean's Magazine, October 2013.
"In theory, this is a memoir, but the real subject is Nigeria, with Achebe as a bit player in a catastrophe."
This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz, Maclean's Magazine, September 2012.
"Love is ostensibly the subject, though the reader may have to squint to see it through all the lust."