Gass has published his essays and reviews in numerous journals and periodicals, perhaps most notably and often in Harper’s Magazine (where he has also served as a contributing editor) and New York Review of Books. Local publications like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Journalism ReviewSt. Louis Magazine and Gateway Heritage have published his essays, and he has served as an ambassador for his home city in the pages of Travel Holiday, TWA Ambassador, and elsewhere. Besides writing about literature, culture and the arts, Gass has written and lectured extensively on architecture.

The items included on this page are limited to those currently unpublished or uncollected elsewhere. See the Nonfiction Books section for drafts of essays later collected in those books.