Travel articles:
Aegean Sea's Island of Marble, The New York Times 1/19/92.

Delos: Greek Isle Deserted by All but Grandeur, The Los Angeles Times, 4/26/92

Memorial to an Uncivil Era: A Personal Journey to Alabama's new Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, The Los Angeles Times, 4/11/93.
Reprinted in Reading Our Lives: Southern Autobiography Anthology, Auburn University Center for the Arts & Humanities, 1997.

On the Greek Isle of Delos, Apollo Lives, The Washington Post, 3/15/92.

Slow Days on Sanibel Island, The Los Angeles Times, 5/2/93.

Essays:
Nancy Mairs: Transformative Power. The American Voice. no.22, Spring, 1991.

Miss Don and Miss Praytor. The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, January 2009.

With David Castronovo:
Jacob Landau: Edmund Wilson's Jewish Ambassador, Forward, 11/6/92.

Reflection: Edmund Wilson: Combat and Comradeship, Shofar, Vol.16, no.3, Spring 1998, 132-38.

Other articles:
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Tribute, East Village Eye. New York, April, 1986.

Witchcraft. Cobblestone. Peterborough, NH, October, 1986.

William Faulkner. Cobblestone. Peterborough, NH, Feb., 1988.

Feature articles for Columbia:
The Bookmakers of Broadway (on Columbia University Press). December, 1983.

The Learning Center and H.E.O.P. Helps, July, 1983.

A Romance with History (on Washington Irving). April, 1983.

Rare Pleasures (on Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, lead article). Fall, 1979.

Interview:
Stanley Kunitz, An Interview with Stanley Kunitz with Cleopatra Mathis, Anne Cherner [Whitehouse], and Elmaz Abinader. Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, Fall 1977.

Readers Guides for the Franklin Library:
Henry James, Seven Tales; George Eliot, Scenes from Clerical Life; Oscar Wilde, Stories and Fairy Tales; St. Augustine, The City of God; Sir Isaac Newton, Principia and Optics; Christian Huygens, Wave Theory of Light.