Scott Korb


The Extravagant Inversion of Values

Popula, July 24, 2018

The Soul-Crushing Student Essay

New York Times Sunday Review, April 21, 2018

Between the Wolf in the Tall Grass and the Wolf in the Tall Story: A Course on Empathy

Longreads, February 1, 2018


Guernica, May 3, 2017

Something More Than Correctness

Literary Hub, April 20, 2017

Writing Our America

Longreads, February 9, 2017

Resistance Literature: On Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Literary Hub, January 6, 2017

Election Should Spur Prayer and Resistance

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Waterford (Wis.) Post, November 25, 2016

Baldwin in the Obama Years

Guernica, November 4, 2016

Give Me Love

LA Review of Books, October 26, 2016

Review of The Hero's Body, by William Giraldi

Bookforum Daily Review, August 12, 2016

The Courage to Sound like Ourselves

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From When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life, edited by Kwame Dawes. Forest Grove, Oregon: 1849 Editions, 2016.


Good for You: What Makes a Happy Family?

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Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2016

On Chest Hair and the Mystery of Fathers

The Literary Hub, August 7, 2015

Friends to This Ground

Guernica Daily, July 23, 2015

Guantánamo Diary and the American Slave Narrative

New Yorker Page-Turner blog, April 16, 2015

Forced Feeding: The Torture of Keeping Detainees Alive

Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2015

Christ Actually Argues for Belief through Imitation

Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2014

Fast Food

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Lucky Peach, Winter 2014

The Meaning of Emancipation Day

New York Times Disunion blog, August 4, 2014

Our Common Trouble

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Harpers, June 2014

Cooking from Scratch

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Lucky Peach, Spring 2014

Faces of Faith

LA Review of Books, April 21, 2014

Anywhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere, Everywhere

Slate Book Review, January 10, 2014

Politics in a Refugee Camp

New York Times Disunion blog, August 8, 2013

Son of Man: Reza Aslan’s Zealot

LA Review of Books, July 27, 2013

Welcome to Zaytuna

Religion & Politics, May 15, 2013

No Room for Radicals

New York Times, April 24, 2013

A Lesson in Daily Longing

Guernica Magazine, April 15, 2013

Perfect Game

Slate Book Review, April 5, 2013

Harriet Jacobs’s War

The New York Times Disunion blog, February 20, 2013 

Harriet Jacobs at 200

Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable blog, February 13, 2013 

Bar Service: An Interview with Rosie Schaap

LA Review of Books, February 9, 2013

Enough and More Than Enough: On Paul Elie’s Reinventing Bach

LA Review of Books, December 5, 2012 

Stage, Struck

The Paris Review Daily blog, September 12, 2012

Harriet Jacobs’s First Assignment

The New York Times Disunion blog, September 6, 2012

Words Mean Things


Slate Book Review, September 5, 2012

Yasiin Bey Would Like You To Quit Calling Him Mos Def

The Awl, June 26, 2012

American Islam


The Chronicle Review, March 18, 2012

The Right Moves

The New York Times Magazine, October 16, 2011

It’s What’s for Dinner

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Lapham’s Quarterly, Summer 2011

The Hunt

Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable blog, June 26, 2011

Misinterpreting the Legacy of the 1960s

The Revealer, May 28, 2011

The Past upon Its Throne

The Revealer, January 9, 2011

Papal Overtures

America, November 15, 2010

This Tennis Life

Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable blog, August 24, 2010

Going Straight for the I AM

The Revealer, June 9, 2010

Eating Animals

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Gastronomica, Summer 2010

African Journey

America, November 2, 2009

Why We Hunt

Tin House, Spring 2009, and Killing the Buddha, June 15, 2009

Busted Review: Home by Marilynne Robinson

Busted Halo, October 3, 2008

‘We Want to Live'

America, August 8, 2008

There is No Perfect Meal

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Science & Spirit, May/June 2008

Having What She’s Having

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Gastronomica, Spring 2007

Gilead, Field-Tested

Coudal Partners Field-Tested Books, Summer 2006

All That I Have Is Yours

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Harper’s, December 2005

Looking for Its Luther

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Commonweal, November 18, 2005

Trust vs. Love: A Study of Faith-Based Initiatives

The Revealer, June 19, 2005

Reading Niebuhr Instead

Killing the Buddha, April 11, 2005

Randall Sullivan’s The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions

The Revealer, September 17, 2004

What God Gap?

The Revealer, September 7, 2004