I regularly contribute original stories to print and digital magazines. Explore my recent work below.

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The Under-Appreciated Feminism of “The Thomas Crown Affair”

The way the story changed from 1968 to 1999 shows growth for the female lead—but there's still further to go. Read more


3 San Francisco Neighborhoods That Remain Untouched by Time

Once known as the “Paris of the West” and America’s most European city, San Francisco has shape-shifted, perhaps most markedly over the last five years, into the technology capital of the world. Beatniks, hippies, and artists have been replaced by a fleet of young tech workers; and as a result, much of the city has evolved to cater to their tastes. But while many of the central neighborhoods have trended towards gentrification, the funky charm of old San Francisco is still alive and well on the fringes. Read more


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On the Rise: Three SF Bay Area Breadmakers Talk About the Relationship Between Their Breads and Their Home, in Ambrosia

Volume 5 takes us to the San Francisco Bay Area, the 49-square-mile dining capital of the west coast known on the surface for gold rushes, Silicon Valley, cable cars, and coastal fog. This issue unearths the history of the region’s eating culture, from the origins of the fortune cookie to the impeccably manicured gardens of its most eccentric chefs and the reason slices of sourdough bread sell for $8 a pop. 

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In a Sea of Sameness, Vancouver's Kissa Tanto Dares To Dismantle Your Comfort Zone, in Chefsfeed

Chinatown, Vancouver. A lilac neon sign marks the spot on an otherwise dim block. Venture upstairs, and it’s as if you’ve crossed over into a Murakami novel (the homage is, in fact, intentional), with an undercurrent of jazz among the voices in the dining room, a bar perfectly suited to imagining lonely characters nursing a mournful whiskey or two, pondering their vanished true love. Read more

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The Best Things About Dining Alone, in Chefsfeed

 Restaurants allow travelers and transplants to find a home in a new city, to be among people, take shelter from the rain, be cared for, to be fed. After a decade spent living in three major American cities and traveling to a handful of European ones, I have fallen in love with dining in all of them — alone. The practice of wandering a city solo, witnessing the spectacle of urban life, free of social constraints and obligations, has a name: it goes by the French term flânerie. It’s a neutral activity, in which you are an impartial onlooker. But as you get to know a city, the practice evolves into letting yourself be intentionally drawn into a place.  Read more


Making the Case for Danish Dessert, in Chefsfeed

The days and nights of wintertime Copenhagen aren't terribly different -- days are gray, nights are black. Days are cold, nights are colder. The real difference lies in what you eat. During the day, Copenhagen aligns with the rest of the world: there’s avocado toast, pastries, smoked fish and cured meat. There are even tacos. Nights are different: nights are for Nordic food. Nights taste like earth; deep and chalky, rich, gamey. Nights are for a minimum of four courses. Nights mean bread and hefty servings of protein. Nights — especially in the dead of winter — mean dessert. Read more

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