ESSAYS, ARTICLES, REVIEWS, &C.
 

RECENT PIECES

Return of the Hot Hand
Slate
26 Oct 2015
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How Not To Be Misled By Data
The Wall Street Journal
26 June 2015
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Meet The New Common Core
The New York Times
16 June 2015
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The Amazing, Autotuning Sandpile
Nautilus
2 Apr 2015
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The Math of March Madness
The New York Times
20 Mar 2015
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Saving Democracy with Quadratic Equations
The Wall Street Journal
16 Jan 2015
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Review of Dataclysm, by Christian Rudder
The Washington Post
11 Sep 2014
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Don’t Teach Math, Coach It
The New York Times
25 Jul 2014
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The Summer’s Most Unread Book Is…
The Wall Street Journal
3 Jul 2014
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In defense of “number sentences”
Slate
3 Jun 2014
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The Wrong Way To Treat Child Geniuses
The Wall Street Journal
30 May 2014
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Mathematics and Homer Simpson
Review of The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets
The Washington Post
20 Dec 2013
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Review of Undiluted Hocus-Pocus by Martin Gardner
The Wall Street Journal
22 Nov 2013
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Why Kids Love Baseball
Slate
21 Oct 2013
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The Case of the Missing Zeroes
Slate
2 Aug 2013
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Doubt and the Double Helix
Slate
5 Jun 2013
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The Beauty of Bounded Gaps
Slate
22 May 2013
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Review of The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
The Boston Globe
29 Sep 2012
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From Here To Infinity
Review of Simon:The Genius in my Basement
The New York Times Book Review
8 Jun 2012
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The Fuzzy Path May Be Shortest
Review of In Search of the Traveling Salesman
The Wall Street Journal
10 Mar 2012
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SELECTED OLDER PIECES

The Last Great Problem
The Believer
November 2003
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This Psychologist Might Outsmart the Math Brains Competing for the Netflix Prize
Wired
February 2008
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The Mathematics of Narcissism
Slate
5 Jan 2011
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Guilt by Calculation
Slate
17 June 2009
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Is Math a Sport?
Slate
15 Jul 2004
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Is Math a Young Man’s Game?
Slate
16 May 2003
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