How to Connect With Teenagers

I interviewed author Ted Bell, who told me how to connect with teenagers, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

Be funny. Every kid loves humor. Don’t take everything so seriously. My books are full of humor. I make myself laugh out loud when I’m writing. Humor is the glue between generations, sexes, countries, religions.

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Surface magazine’s April issue, on newsstands next week, includes pieces I wrote on Dallas Art Fair co-founder Chris Byrne, The Dean hotel in Providence, and artist and designer Simon Heijdens. It also includes interviews I conducted with architect Renzo Piano, Diesel co-founder Renzo Rosso, Moroso art director Patrizia Moroso, B&B Italia chairman Giorgio Busnelli, Missoni Home co-founder Rosita Missoni, Flos chairman Piero Gandini, Foscarini co-founder Carlo Urbinati, Kartell CEO Claudio Luti, Alessi president Alberto Alessi, Casamania president Elis Doimo, and Stone Island creative director Carlo Rivetti.

How to Begin a Drawing

I interviewed British artist and illustrator Ralph Steadman, who told me how to begin a drawing, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

I just start. Style is something you impose on something before you even begin, and I don’t do that. If I did that, it would be hopeless. It’s the spontaneity you need. If you don’t get that, there’s no journey. It’s like going on a holiday: If you’ve done it so often, you know exactly what’s going to happen — nothing exciting. 

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How to Work With Your Spouse

I interviewed musician Rosanne Cash, who told me how to work with your spouse, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

It sounds trite to say you have to compromise, but it’s true. I’m not always right, and he’s not always right. The other important thing is to not take things personally. If he doesn’t like what I want to do, if he doesn’t like my lyric, if he doesn’t like the way I’m singing something, it’s not personal. Value each other instead of competing.

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Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art

imageinterviewed graphic-design legend Milton Glaser on craft beer labels for this week’s New York Times Magazine. He critiques designs from Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Sixpoint, Dogfish Head, and six other breweries.

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(Illustration: Hannah K. Lee/The New York Times)

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