Writing & Editing


The Key to Sustainable Farming: Cities,” Architects.org/Boston Society of Architects, May 2011

Trademarked in Trieste,” Print, February 2010: A collection of century-old trademark designs, at the Museo Commerciale in Trieste, Italy, is a feast for the eyes—and documents the birth of branding.  More and better images here.

A Future Woven in Rayon,” Chemical Heritage, Fall 2009: review of the Museo Territoriale Bassa Friulana, Torviscosa, Italy

The Lost Twin,” The Believer, November/December 2008: a half-scale World Trade Center tower

Admiration Journey,” The Believer, April 2007: a visit to Thomas Bernhard’s house


Country Driving, Peter Hessler. Bookforum.com, February 15, 2010

Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930, Luc Sante. Bookforum.com, November 27, 2009

The House of Wittgenstein, Alexander Waugh. Time Out New York, February 19, 2009

Dresden, Lord Berners. Time Out New York, October 9, 2008

First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century, David Lida. Stop Smiling Online, August 2008

Personal Days, Ed Park. Stop Smiling, Issue 35, June 2008

A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling, V.S. Naipaul. Time Out New York, April 23, 2008

The Rain Before It Falls, Jonathan Coe. Stop Smiling Online, April 2008

Cleaver, Tim Parks. Time Out New York, February 13, 2008

Day, A.L. Kennedy. Time Out New York, January 17, 2008

The Assistant, Robert Walser. Time Out New York, July 21, 2007

Rose of No Man’s Land, Michelle Tea. Time Out New York, March 2, 2006

My Holy War, Jonathan Raban. Time Out New York, December 29, 2005

Seven Lies, James Lasdun. Time Out New York, October 6, 2005

A Woman in Berlin, anonymous. Time Out New York, August 18, 2005

Schwarzenegger Syndrome, Gary Indiana. Time Out New York, May 26, 2005 (PDF)

Campo Santo, W.G. Sebald. Time Out New York, March 3, 2005 (PDF)

On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House, Peter Handke. Newsday, December 17, 2000

The Blackwater Lightship, Colm Toibin, Village Voice, August 29, 2000

Sarah, J.T. Leroy. Voice Literary Supplement, April-May 2000

Three-Month Fever, Gary Indiana. The Stranger, June 27, 1999

Space Ages, Margaret Wertheim, Metropolis, April 1999

Queer 13, ed. Clifford Chase. Newsday, August 23, 1998

Enduring Love, Ian McEwan. Bookforum, Spring 1998 (PDF)

School of Fish, Eileen Myles. The Nation, July 21, 1997

Let It Bleed, Gary Indiana. The Nation, Oct. 21, 1996 (PDF)

nonfiction reviews, Kirkus Reviews, 1996-97

Writing Home, Alan Bennett, The Nation, November 27, 1995


Adam Seelig: “Hysteria, Histrionics, Hypocrisy: The Theater of Thomas Bernhard Comes to New York City,” Emdashes, September 13, 2010

John Lanchester: “The Parent Trap,” Time Out New York, February 22-28, 2007

Matthew Stadler: “A Boy Leading a Man,” Newsday, February 21, 1999

Lynne Tillman: “Describe the Dirt”, The Stranger, February 19, 1998


Let’s Go 1993 series, Managing Editor

Let’s Go: London 1992, Editor

Let’s Go: London 1991, Researcher-writer


All the world’s a stage for this European nation—even its cakes are sweet show-offs.


I can be contacted at jonathandtaylor@mac.com