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Meet Elijah Cummings’ predecessor — who is aiming to become his successor

My article “Meet Elijah Cummings’ predecessor — who is aiming to become his successor,” about Kweisi Mfume, former chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), appears in Jewish Insider.

Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

My article “Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever,” about an Alfred Jarry exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, appears in artnet.

The Saint Andy Warhol

My article “The Saint Andy Warhol” appears in Playboy magazine.

Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo

My article “Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo” appears in National Catholic Reporter in the EarthBeat section.

Blurring the lines between rulers and saints

My article on the National Gallery of Art (Washington) show “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” and the Frick Collection (N.Y.) show “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Jewish Insider profile of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

My profile of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) appears in Jewish Insider. Preparing for the interview, I noticed that several stories record that she doesn’t identify as Jewish, though her dad is a Holocaust survivor. I asked her about that, and she told me she knew nothing of her family growing up and wasn’t raised Jewish. […]

For Many Immigration Activists, Welcoming “Strangers” Is an Act of Faith

My article “For Many Immigration Activists, Welcoming “Strangers” Is an Act of Faith” appears in Religion & Politics.

In Salt Lake City, a New Museum Director Is Attempting to Bridge the Gulf Between Contemporary Art and Mormonism

My article “In Salt Lake City, a New Museum Director Is Attempting to Bridge the Gulf Between Contemporary Art and Mormonism” appears in artnet.

How politicians get camera-ready: Stylists and media training

For Washington Post Magazine, I walked a mile in a politician’s shoes, so to speak. A stylist critiqued my wardrobe; another stylist created two new looks for me (before and after photos in the article). I was also media trained. The article is what I figure it all means.

When Climate Science Is Ignored, Try the Arts

My article “When Climate Science Is Ignored, Try the Arts,” about how college and university art museums are focusing on the environment, appears in the Sept./Oct. 2019 issue of Sojourners magazine. You can read a PDF of the article here, and subscribe to Sojourners here.

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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