Confessions of a podcast addict

on January 28th, 2014 in Audio by | 4 Comments Confessions of a podcast addict

All due respect to Beyoncé, but podcasts have been the overlords of all of my listening devices for several years now. My iPhone is perpetually filling up with the 20-25 hours of podcasts I listen to weekly (then promptly delete in order to save room). After a certain number of…

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A post on Slate about “The Sopranos”

on November 12th, 2013 in Slate Magazine by | No Comments A post on Slate about “The Sopranos”

When I was in my “Sopranos” phase, nobody even knew about it because I spent weeks indoors with the entire series and didn’t really do anything considered “social.” One thing I’m really thankful about in this piece was to get the opportunity to re-watch some vintage James Gandolfini — it…

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São Paulo’s music scene is so delicious I have to do 10 thousand pieces about it.

on November 12th, 2013 in Afropop Worldwide by | No Comments São Paulo’s music scene is so delicious I have to do 10 thousand pieces about it.

Anyone who knows me for more than, say, 15 minutes can figure out that I have a deep passion for all things Brazil. Growing up with the pleasure of learning the latest Portuguese slang through music led me to the opportunity to make all kinds of magic about São Paulo’s…

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest

on November 12th, 2013 in Slate Magazine, Slate's Culture Gabfest by | 1 Comment Slate’s Culture Gabfest

  I had the extreme pleasure of working with Slate luminaries like Dana Stevens, June Thomas, Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, John Swansburg with the occasional appearance from Simon Doonan, seen in the blurry photo below teaching me to pose like a lioness. Sure, I look more like a deranged pirate, but I…

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Exploring art + visual science with Ryan and Trevor Oakes

on November 12th, 2013 in Photos by | No Comments Exploring art + visual science with Ryan and Trevor Oakes

I’ve had the pleasure of reporting on these remarkable (identical) people for nearly 2 years now. Their collaboration and constant search for the most curious, fascinating way to do things is inspiring to me, and I hope to continue to document their exploration of art as it relates to how…

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Photos from Superstorm Sandy aid work

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Photos from reporting in São Paulo

on December 7th, 2012 in Afropop Worldwide, Photos by | No Comments Photos from reporting in São Paulo

I loved how engaged these kids were in a performance of African percussion and dancing.

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Parenting During Superstorm Sandy

on December 6th, 2012 in metro by | No Comments Parenting During Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy didn’t come for my neighborhood. I volunteered in the Rockaways, where many elderly people were cheerfully shivering off the cold and dark on upper floors in the housing projects. They asked for glaucoma medication, Snickers candy bars, yogurt almonds, water – but mostly they were grateful for whatever…

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Travel story on Alaska’s beauty, for Metro

on October 4th, 2012 in metro by | No Comments Travel story on Alaska’s beauty, for Metro

I must say that floating around glaciers and seeing whales, eagles and bears was a great way to spend my birthday. Usually I’m a sun and beach person, but on the trip I got to activate my powers of brooding Alaskan mystery.

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Parenting story on first-time moms for Metro

on October 4th, 2012 in metro by | No Comments Parenting story on first-time moms for Metro

I don’t think I’m entirely done interviewing Kamadie Traore. It was a pleasure speaking with such a strong, eloquent, independent woman! I’m plotting a radio piece about her remarkable story.

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