- Rock the Mullahs
Published July 28, 2008 on Slate Magazine.
A review of Mark Levine's Heavy Metal Islam.
- Being a Muslim American
Published February 18, 2007 in The Washington Post.
A review of American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion by Paul M. Barrett.
- The Epic of Iran
Published April 30, 2006 in The New York Times Book Review.
A review of the Persian Book of Kings by Abolqasem Ferdowsi.
- Woman Warrior
Published May 11, 2006 in The Nation.
A review of Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi.
- The Caliphs' Tale
Published January 7, 2006 in The Guardian.
A review of Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad by Barnaby Rogerson.
- In the Service of the Sultan
Published September 5, 2005 in The Houston Chronicle.
A review of White Gold by Giles Milton.
- Misunderstanding Iran
Published February 28, 2005 in The Nation.
A review of The Persian Puzzle by Kenneth Pollack.
- Days of Rage
Published December 13, 2004 in The Nation.
A review of The Crisis by David Harris and Taken Hostage by David Farber.