Other Things I’ve Written Lately


  • CherA Q&A with Cher about her casino gig here, for The Washington Post.
  • A story for Smithsonian Magazine about a new exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment camps.
  • An interview with David Duchovny for the Post about his turn from acting to performing singer/songwriter.
  • A look at the insanely popular Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Hirshhorn, for Smithsonian Magazine.com.
  • Talking empowerment with the female creative team behind a new musical of “Ella Enchanted” for the Post.
  • A piece about the volunteer transcribing being done of the 53,000 jokes Phyllis Diller kept in a file cabinet she donated to the Smithsonian.
  • A chat with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders about her new album and tour for the Post.
  • An article about an exhibit of innovative enamelist Jane Schwarcz for Smithsonian Magazine.
  • A review of a intense play about South African reconciliation.
  • Talking with Booker T. Jones, the man behind “Green Onions” and the MG’s, for the Washington Post.
  • An amiable interview with Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist and founding member Will Sergeant for Vinyl District.com.
  • A story about a professor and archeologist who led a team that found a long-rumored Holocaust escape tunnel, for the Hartford Courant.
  • A review of a Palestinian play about a revered poet there, “Taha.”
  • An item about an exhibit of Oxford rarities at the Shakespeare Folger Library, for the Washington Post.
  • A story about an exhibit at the National Postal Museum of letters reflecting America’s entry into World War I.
  • A review of the two-woman play “The How and the Why.”
  • A Q&A with the only founding member of the longtime gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama that’s still on the road, for the Post.
  • A piece about the advertising campaign that got Americans behind World War I, for Smithsonian Magazine.


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