Rob Verger is a former reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He's a former instructor for Columbia University's Undergraduate Writing Program, and his work has also appeared in The Boston Globe.

All Wound Up

Haruki Murakami is practically a literary deity in Japan, but American critics are still unsure about him. Rob Verger looks at his reputation in the U.S.

Mind Games

In his book Moonwalking With Einstein, Joshua Foer revealed the secrets to becoming a memory maven. At the 2012 Championship, Rob Verger found it’s not so easy to keep a whole deck of cards in your head.