How to Talk About War

I interviewed filmmaker Rory Kennedy, who told me how to talk about war, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

I, personally, would like to know what the goals are. And how do we get out of it? How long are we going to be there? What are we trying to accomplish? How much is it going to cost, not just in American lives but other lives? Are we engaging in a series of escalations, and where do those go? Do they end? I haven’t heard the answers to those questions.

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How to Shop at a Flea Market

I interviewed Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer, who told me how to shop at a flea market, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

The old adage “the early bird gets the worm” is the one I go with. I love getting there before the general-admission time and paying a nominal extra fee — which anyone can do. And I always bring cash. Nothing kills a good negotiation like asking whether or not they take checks.

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Surface magazine’s September issue, on newsstands now, includes a piece I wrote on costume designer Arianne Phillips. Also for the issue, I interviewed Nadja Swarovski and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini.

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How to Honor the Past

I interviewed musician Meshell Ndegeocello, who told me how to honor the past, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

“Honoring” just means making it known. It’s about celebrating and remembrance. I try to do that musically just by highlighting a person’s work, like Nina Simone’s or Fats Waller’s. I take their idea and filter it through my understanding of it musically. I just try to create new life from it.

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Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Change Agent

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The Business of Fashion republished an online version of my recent interview with Gucci creative director Frida Giannini—the cover story of the September issue of Surface magazine—on its website. Click here to read the piece.

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