I have written about art, music, literature, education and social justice for publications, websites and blogs. Here a few of my favorites:
“As Plain as Black and White: South African Photographer Michael Wyeth” (DC Scorpiongirl blog) South African photographer discusses his photo series that captures the patrons of an underground, mixed race nightclub during the brutal apartheid era.
“A New Phillips Collection Exhibit Proves Nordic Art Isn’t Just Snowy Landscapes” (DCist) Nordic Impressions features 19th- and 20th-century work by Edvard Munch, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershøi, as well as contemporary artists Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ólafur Elíasson, and Outi Pieski, and represents the common threads that exist between the Nordic countries, while also dispelling misconceptions of homogeneity.
“At The Hirshhorn’s Marcel Duchamp Exhibit, Viewing The Pieces Makes You Part Of The Art” (DCist) The comprehensive exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden traces the career of 20th century artist and provocateur Marcel Duchamp.
“The National Museum Of Women In The Arts’ Latest Exhibit Lets Local Artists Of Color Tell Their Own Stories” (DCist) DMV Color features contemporary works of book art, highlights women of color connected to the local region, while also showcasing the D.C. area as fertile ground for the book arts.
“Drinking Local in Reykjavík” (Fresh Cup) A look at Iceland’s specialty coffee scene. In the capital city, local coffee businesses focus on sustainability, direct trade and quality.
“Coffee Beans & Vinyl Records in Portland, Maine” (Paste) Q&A with Will Pratt, co-owner of Tandem Coffee, about Tandem’s relationship-driven supply chain, vinyl records and the local coffee culture.
“What Is the Purpose of Education?” (Education Update) If you were to ask even a relatively small group of teachers, administrators, students, parents, community members, business leaders, and policymakers to address the question of purpose, how difficult do you think it would be to reach a consensus? You might have better luck asking, “What is the meaning of life?”
“Road Trip” (Bohemia, p.43) Girl leaves home.
“No Pressure: Bieber, Blackness & The Cult of Perfection” (The Rumpus) Essay about Justin Bieber, race, American pop culture and the toll of celebrity.
“Summer Music Festivals Set Sights on Waste Diversion” (Waste360) Summer music festivals bring out huge crowds of people who celebrate, revel and generate tons of waste. To make these multiday events more sustainable, across the country, several festivals have committed to making waste diversion part of the package.
“Take Five: Reykjavík’s Record Shops” (Paste) Reykjavík may be a small city on a small island, but its vinyl culture is huge. A look at the five top record shops.
“Baptism By Fire and Ice: My Journey to Iceland” (blog) Achieving a dream come true at the first annual Iceland Writers Retreat.
“Made in Banff” (blog) My experience doing a writing residency in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
“Road Trip: The Nature of Reston” (The Washington Post) A fun, quirky tour guide celebrating the history and culture of Reston, Virginia, which was one of the first planned communities in the nation.
“Iceland fans fired up by team’s European adventure” (USA TODAY)
Interview for article about Iceland’s international support at UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.
“This Show Flyer Could Be Your Life” (Washington City Paper)
Interview about Come To Our Show: Punk Show Flyers from D.C. to Down Under.