“Kate Millett: (1934-2017),” in Jacobin. 

“Help Wanted: Female,”  co-authored with Mark Engler, in The New Republic 

When Women Revolted, co-authored with Mark Engler, in Waging Non-Violence 

This Day in Feminist History: Johnnie Tillmon, in Dissent

“Mad Men and the Movement,” in Jacobin 

Mad Men in a Mad World” in Jacobin

“Just Read Alison Bechdel” in Dissent 

“My Brooklyn, Not Yours” in Jacobin 

“On Anger and ‘Meaning It'” in Jacobin 

“The Problem of Sex” in Jacobin 

“Looking at Betty Draper” in Open Letters Monthly 


Book Reviews 

“The Parties Were Hell,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Natalie Robins, The Untold Journey: the Life of Diana Trilling. 

“A New Memoir from the Author of Whip Smart Explores Her Family Origins, in The New York Times. Review of Melissa Febos, Abandon Me. 

“How Radicals Can Help Each Other,” in The New Republic. Review of Sheila Rowbotham, Rebel Crossings. 

“In Michelle Tea’s New Novel, Bohemians Meet the Apocalypse,” in The New York Times. Review of Michelle Tea, Black Wave. 

“The Books that Made them Feminists,” in The New Republic. Review of Kristen Hogan, The Feminist Bookstore Movement. 

Echoes of Narcissus,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Kristin Dombek, The Selfishness of Others. 

“Slow March to Surprising Victories,” Review of Mark Engler and Paul Engler, This is an Uprising in Democratic Left. 

“Kindling the Mob,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Therese Svoboda, Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. 

“A Book as Big as Life,” in Dissent. Review of Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire.

Kafka with a Happy Ending,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Miranda July, The First Bad Man. 

A Walker in the City” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Julie Hayden, The Lists of the Past.

“The Personal was Always the Political” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Vivian Gornick, Emma Goldman.

“When the Sewing Needles Dropped,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Anne Roiphe, Art and Madness. 

“02,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Courtney Sullivan, Commencement. 

“All the Sad Old Men,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Vivian Gornick, The Men in My Life. 

“Soothing the Elites,” in Open Letters Monthly. Review of Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas. 



Birding for Beginners,” in Entropy Magazine 

“The Airport and the Museum,” in Cleaver Magazine 

“Unknowing” in Monkeybicycle 

“Sixteen” in SmokeLong Quarterly 

“Middle-Aged Men on Planes” ” in failbetter 



“Ode to Margaret Dumont,” in Catamaran Literary Journal 

“At the Frick” in Juked

3 poems in Aji 

“Hitler’s Bathtub” in Narrative 


Academic Writing 

“Internationalizing America: Critical Pedagogy in the Multinational Community College Classroom” in The International Journal in Critical Pedagogy 

“‘Did anyone ever truly decide?”: Rereading Cultural Feminism through the Patty Hearst Case” in The Sixties. 


  1. Aravind says:

    Dear Ms. Tanenbaum,
    I was looking for reviews of “City on Fire,” when I found the one you wrote for Dissent magazine. It was a great piece–esp these sentences here:
    “The scene distills the novel’s humane liberalism: the vision or the hope for peaceful reconciliation between the era’s radicals and the coming conservative tide. As a literary vision, liberalism falters because rather than reconciling dramatic conflict, it suggests there never really was a conflict.”
    I haven’t actually read the novel yet, I confess, since it hasn’t yet come to stores in the country where I live. But I’m trusting you on this one.

    • says:

      Thanks! Honestly as I’m sure you can sense from my piece while it has it’s moments there are lots of novels that will better reward your time. IF you’re looking for other books about NYC, I love “Man Gone Down” and “Chango’s Fire,” – I had these recommendations in there as doing what Hallberg couldn’t do, but it got cut from the final version. Thanks for reading.

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