It’s been a long time since my brief stint as a Brooklyn cheesemonger, but my love for all things cheese both predates that adventure and has outlived it. Since moving to Los Angeles I’ve been hopping the craft cheese counters across town, sharing my tyrophilia with a whole new community of people. Everyone brings what they’ve got to the table, and our tasting excursions have led me to a few new cheese affairs of my own. I wrote about it all for the ever lovely Wine4Food.Read More
In my first for CBD Snapshot, I tackled the magazine’s recurring wellness column to discuss women, pain, and CBD. In the case of endometriosis, it’s common for women to turn to hormonal birth control pills to help mitigate extreme chronic pain. But hormonal contraceptives can unleash a deluge of unpleasant side effects, often without moving the needle on pain in any significant way. Concentrated CBD products have become a last resort and a helpful alternative when institutional medicine fails endo patients.Read More
I first wrote about Olmedini in a brief segment in “The Eye,” my monthly column of magic news from around the world. From there I was able to create an interior feature, that quickly grew into a cover story. In this August issue of Genii Magazine, his 14-page feature appears immediately following the feature I wrote about David Copperfield’s Flag Day performance.
Featured in the pages of Genii, known and respected in the magic community, listed among the greats he has always emulated. At 80 years old, Olmedini’s dreams are coming true.Read More
My brief profile on groundbreaking magician Connie Boyd ran as an interior feature in the July issue of Genii Magazine. Since she was one of the first female performers to change the face of the Las Vegas magician in the 1980s, Connie Boyd’s lasting stage career has been star-studded and highlight-filled. She has recently decided to pass on the magic wand, as it were, transitioning from performing to her new focus: designing and directing shows, producing and consulting, and, most notably, mentoring new female talent in the magic world.Read More
Here’s an excerpt of my piece on Granadino tapas that just came out in Wine4Food. Yes, what you’ve heard is true, at most tapas bars in Granada, tapas come with your drinks. And ordering a drink, lingering over crusts of bread and pools of oil and salty local ham, forces even the most high-speed New Yorker to soak up the moment and treat a meal the way the Spaniards do—as an experience.Read More
Do you appreciate art less when it's hanging on the side of a building instead of on the wall of an established gallery? Do you appreciate art more when you know who made it, where they trained and how much they're worth?
Dee Dee considers this her first in-depth interview. We talked about process, catching ideas, and the importance of the right workspace set up. Regardless of whether or not she ever decides to reveal her identity to the public, her art is powerful and her philosophies about what makes an artist are worth considering.Read More
I was excited to write this personal essay for Make Change, a publication from Aspiration that explores the intersection between money and mission. Membership may seem like an easy way to connect and build community, but it ain’t always necessarily so.Read More
There is a prevailing opinion in the magic world (and possibly also beyond it) that kids’ magicians aren’t real magicians. The stigma runs deep and has unfortunately been proven many times over by hack birthday party performers and uninspired uncles wearing bad clown makeup (an embarrassment to magicians and clowns alike, surely). But Mario Marchese is special. Even though he wanted to be the next Copperfield or Blaine when he fell in love with magic in his 20’s, late for most working pros, he was also smart and sensitive enough to pay attention to the truth that revealed itself to him in his dreams.Read More
The first thing you’ll notice about Jen Kramer is that she is nice. It’s a Midwestern kind of nice that I don’t understand, and of which I am deeply suspicious. Jen is also not from the Midwest, she’s from Long Island. What gives? In the end, she convinced me that the nice is real, and so is her impenetrable positivity. She’s really like that, even when no one’s looking, even when she’s alone. Jen is currently headlining her own show at the Westgate in Las Vegas, and is working to make a name for herself as a woman in magic riding the wave of diversity and inclusion drenching every industry and art, it would seem.Read More
I interviewed multi-hyphenate theatrical powerhouse Woodzick for OUT FRONT Magazine’s January arts and culture issue. Woodzick talked about establishing their identity and founding the Non-Binary Monologues Project, but they also dropped some gems about using our privilege for good, combatting ambassador fatigue, and how allies can do better in their support of trans and non-binary communities.Read More