D'var torah on Behar
Let's give the land a rest
Published in Speeches / talks, May 2014

Entertaining Mr. X
A look at Douglas Coupland and his novel Miss Wyoming
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), February 14, 2003

Turbulence (a play in two short acts)
Published in this website, December 2013

It's the Architecture, Not The Architect, I'm Rooting For
Give Calatrava a chance!
Published in Architectural Record, December 2013

Glazing Over Manhattan
Published in Architectural Record, May 2013

The Parenting of Low Expectations
Foreword to "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Respectful, Happy Kids" by Meg Akabas
Published in 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom, December 2012

A Doll House in a Doll House
Barbra Streisand's "barn" in Malibu
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 13, 2012

A Congress for the Many, or the Few?
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2012

Panama Highway, A Noose Around Casco Viejo's Neck?
Published in Architectural Record, October 2012

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo
Published in Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010

A School by Edward Durell Stone
While fighting over his Columbus Circle building, preservationists overlooked another Stone structure just a few blocks away
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), December 2006

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale
Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread
Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 5, 2008

Pecha Kucha
Around the world in 20 slides
Published in Culture & Travel, September 2008

How Green Is My Renovation?
A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener
Published in Metropolitan Home, April 2008

Turning Steel Into Lace
Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Remembering the Royalton
Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street
Published in Interior Design, September 2007

Greetings from Resisterville
A town where Vietnam draft resisters have made a difference
Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004

High Hopes and Worthless Land
My father's bad investment
Published in The New York Times, November 6, 2005

A Brief History of the Twin Piers: What Might Have Been
Published in FredBernstein.com, January 25, 2007

Post-Renovation Depression
The contractors are gone. So why do I feel blue?
Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007

The Town the Boom Forgot
Published in The New York Times, June 25, 2006

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007

Free Homes for Disabled Vets -- But Where's the Land?
Published in The New York Times, December 4, 2005

Are McMansions (Finally) Going Out of Style?
There's evidence that the size of new homes in America has peaked
Published in The New York Times, October 1, 2005

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems
Published in The New York Times, December 9, 2005

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought
A day trip to Troy, N.Y.
Published in The New York Times, April 7, 2006

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can
Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006

Clerkship Politics
A dialogue with Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, about the clash between a liberal clerk (me) and a conservative judge (him).
Published in The Green Bag, October 1998

Me and My Geiger Counter
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2002

Not a Palace, But It's Home
The Ottoman emperor-in-waiting lives in a walk-up, rent-controlled apartment
Published in The New York Times, March 26, 2006

Unloading His Books, But Not His Conscience
My encounter with Amazon.com
Published in The New York Times, April 11, 2002

Legacies Passed from Father to Son
Gustavo Bonevardi in the West Village
Published in The New York Times, December 3, 2006

Glass House, Great Performance
Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate
Published in Interior Design, August 2007

A Loft in Boston's Chinatown
Sam Davol, the cellist for the Magnetic Fields, and his wife, Leslie, move north
Published in The New York Times, November 22, 2007

A Cathedral to Science in Queens
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), October 2004

An Artful Retreat from the Art Scene
Building a modernist house in the Hamptons
Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

These Walls Could Talk . . .
In Salem, Witchcraft and Old Architecture
Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

Shining Moment
A Paul Rudolph apartment, untouched for nearly 40 years
Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2007

In Costa Rica, Built for Books and Breezes
Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2007

A Firehouse Becomes a Home for Art and Music
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2007

From Modest to Modernist
Jennifer Luce's triumph in La Jolla
Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island
Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

A House for a Korean-American Family
Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

The B&B Option Is Put to the New York Test
Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007

Don't Call it the Poconos
Northeastern Pennsylvania Gets Chic
Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2006

An Airy Retreat from a Jam-Packed Store
At home with the Ricky of Ricky's
Published in The New York Times, October 18, 2007

Betting the Ranch in South Florida
Syd Kitson's big deal
Published in The New York Times, July 29, 2006

Do Ask, Do Tell
David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York
Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2007

In Provincetown, an Unlikely Gay Marriage
Rosie O'Donnell puts her stamp on Family Week
Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy
Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Shaving My Wallet Better Than My Face
Falling for the Infinity Razor
Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2007

A Road Trip Back to the Future
Visiting Paul Rudolph's Buildings in New England
Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything
Cass Calder Smith comes to New York
Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Up in the Attic, Millennium Style
Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007

Not in My Front Yard
Controversy on West 15th Street
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007

Will the U.S. Be at the Shanghai Fair?
Published in Architectural Record, December 2006

Art Above and Below, With Life in the Middle
At home with Ann Brashares and Jacob Collins
Published in The New York Times, January 4, 2007

Letting the Architecture Speak for Itself
Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2007

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