Mark Oppenheimer writes for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Boston Globe, The Forward, and many other publications. He is also author of two books, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture and Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America. Oppenheimer is a founding editor of The New Haven Review, an occasional commentator on NPR, and a contributor to NewHavenIndependent.org, where he hosts a podcast. In the school year 2008-2009, he is a lecturer in the English and Political Science departments of Yale University and a visiting professor of creative writing at Wellesley College. Oppenheimer also coordinates the Yale Journalism Initiative.