Other Writing

“Teaching the Controversy,” an essay about teaching Richard Wright and James Baldwin in the post-Ferguson era, appears in the June 2015 issue of The New Republic. 

“Iowa City, 1992: a Social Network,” an essay about the best literary bar in the country, appeared in Lit Hub on April 8, 2015

From the Opinionator section of The New York Times on December 15, 2014.

“The Breakup List,” a Lives Column for The New York Times Magazine on June 15, 2014.

Read Anastas’s review of Marcos Giralt Torrente’s story collection The End of Love (McSweeney’s) in the December / January 2014 issue of Bookforum.

“Boys With a Synth” appeared in Issue No. 6 of The Common, released on October 28, 2013.

“A Feast for the Senses” appeared in The New York Times Sunday Book Review on March 22, 2013.

“God, Living is Enormous” appeared in Bookforum in September, October, and November of 2009.

“O Pioneers!” appeared in The New York Times Magazine on November 4, 2011.

Anastas was a guest on WBUR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook to talk about Emerson, January 4, 2012.

“Mammon from Heaven: The prosperity gospel in recession” was published in Harper’s Magazine, March 2010.

“The Foul Reign of Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance'” appeared in The New York Times Magazine on December 2, 2011.

“The Final Days” appeared in The New York Times Magazine on July 1, 2007.