BIOGRAPHER & JOURNALIST
Some of the many articles and essays I've contributed to various periodicals and websites over the length of my career...
A deep look into the famously staring Hans Holbein portraits of Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More
at New York's Frick Collection
The American Scholar
In the midst of the pandemic, an outdated file led me into a precious, near-forgotten world
A visit to shoe designer Christian Louboutin's zany exhibition in Paris
Feb. 22, 2020
I headed to Chile to research a
biography, but found myself
in an uprising instead...
The story of Aaron Burr's exile in Europe -- and the extraordinary diary he kept in this period.
Summer issue, 2019
Designer Alessandra Branca's
new atelier by the Seine
The story of quiche
-- and my amazing mother
Eat, Darling, Eat
And some classics:
A profile of the
inimitable designer Tony Duquette
On the HUGE impact of a tiny ad...
Columbia Journalism Review
January / February, 2007
How living in Paris transforms you...
The Telegraph (UK)
January 31, 2011
Novelist, Essayist, Parisian:
A profile of Diane Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
June 15, 2003
Joan Juliet Buck, former editor of Paris Vogue, turns to acting
The Daily Beast
On the outsized influence of an inherited chair...
July 17, 2010
A visit to the Maine house of
Sister Parish, American designer