Jonah Goldman Kay


I’ve written essays about art, books and culture for Artforum, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation,and Hyperallergic. My reported features have appeared in The New Republic, The Guardian and CityLab.


A Wary New Orleans Braces for a New Tech Boom, CityLab

Impossible’s Pork Problem, The Counter

The Katrina survivors who fled devastation only to freeze in Texas, The Guardian

The Lethal Inequality on American Farms, The New Republic

How the New Orleans Streetcar Revival Left Bus Riders Behind, CityLab

Florida’s Democratic Party is having an identity crisis, Business Insider

The Fight for Fair Pay Must Include Independent Contractors, TalkPoverty

Groups across the South are working to fix a broken farm labor system, Facing South

Coronavirus pushes Bulgaria’s Roma further into the shadows, Politico Europe

“Getting Your Rights Back Feels Tremendous:” Going to the Polls with Florida’s Former Felons, Business Insider

Risking Death for Tomatoes, The Bitter Southerner

Essays and Reviews

Turning Theory Into Art, The Nation

Our Interminable Election Eve, The Paris Review

Why James Bond Villains Prefer Post-Soviet Architecture, JStor Daily

The Light in Istanbul: On Orhan Pamuk’s “Orange”, The Los Angeles Review of Books

The Wayland Rudd Collection, The Brooklyn Rail

The Evolution of Instagram Art, Hyperallergic

Vlatka Horvat, Artforum

Mona Ardeleanu, Artforum

Basma Alsharif, Artforum

David Adika, Artforum

The Outwardness of Art by Adrian Stokes, The Brooklyn Rail

An Unlikely Scottish Archive Sheds Light on Romanian Art During Socialism, Hyperallergic

Revitalizing the Culture of Palestinian Food, Hyperallergic


Interview: Shamel Pitts and Itai Zwecker, The Brooklyn Rail

Bulgarian Folk-Popstar Azis Enters a New Era, PAPER Magazine

Interview: Alicja Kwade, Artforum

Interview: Eva Koťátková, Artforum