Writing

Electric Literature 

Essays

What to Read When You're Infatuated - Leesa Cross-Smith's gorgeous Every Kiss a War plus Simone de Beauvoir's love letters to Nelson Algren, Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation

What to Read When You Can't Think of Anything But How the World Has Gone to Hell - Taking comfort in Eduard Galeano's miniatures of global history, Children of the Days

Friend Break-Up Book Salve - Reading Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend to get over platonic heartbreaks

Interviews

A conversation with Indonesian poet Norman Erickson Pasaribu on the eve of his English translation debut and the London Book Fair

The Hundred Wells of Salaga: Ayesha Harruna Attah, ancestors, and difficult legacies 

Books As Medicine -The great, great American writer of the classic The House on Mango StreetSandra Cisneros

Chinelo Okparanta, author of Under the Udala Trees on queerness, love, Biafra, and the birth of Nigeria

Eka Kurniawan, whose stunning Beauty is a Wound is a must-read.

Indian Americana of Neel Patel, If You See Me, Don't Say Hi 

Fatima Farheen Mizra, (A Place for Uson being edited by Sarah Jessica Parker and Shia lady warriors

Lists

Mexico City Books to Read After Watching "Roma"

7 Books that Illuminate the People and Places on the US-Mexico Border - Stunning, saddening, and desert-crisp novels, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry about one of the most crossed and most contested lines in the world. Books by Luis Alberto Urrea, Francisco Cantú, Yuri Herrara, and others.

Novels to Feast On - Food-leaning fiction by Mo Yan, Ntozake Shange, Monique Truong, and others

Literary Afterlives- Posthumous Books by James Agee, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X, and Mikhail Bulgakov 

Alone Time-What to Read When You Crave Solitude

2018 Original Netflix Binges - 7 Short Story Collections to Read This Year

Harper's Bazaar Malaysia
Everything that's Important - Personal essay on moving and shifting between minimalism and maximalism.
In Between Dreams - Interview with Tamil-Igbo writer Akwaeke Emezi, author of the novel, Freshwater.

Studio Cookups - Interview with Malay Ho, beat maker and producer behind Frank Ocean, John Legend, Sam Smith, Zayn Malik, Alicia Keys and others.

Mystic Stones - Crystals' wisdom from Style Rituals' Colleen McCann, Energy Muse's Heather Askinosie and others. 

New York Times Book Review - Review of Mia Alvar's In the Country

From the Archive

In London and New York, I reported on fashion, art,  culture, money, and people for style.com, Grazia, ForbesChicago Tribune and others. Below are highlights:

Style.com

Before Vogue Runway and the current e-commerce incarnation of Style.com, I covered people and Fashion Weeks in London and NYC for the site. Especially exciting was chatting to Bill Clinton about sustenance, being blown away by Oprah's luminosity at the New York Public Library Lions gala, and hanging out at Marc Jacobs' holiday parties. 

Harper's Bazaar

Fashion Week Revealed - Republished by San Francisco Chronicle, the local newspaper of my favorite American city in which I've not yet lived.

Harper's Magazine
"Ground Control to My Imam" - Translation of research. Best title of anything I have worked on.
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