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Taking Up the Pen

Taking Up the Pen

Somehow, in the lazy heat of the summer, I neglected to post a New York Times Book Review piece I wrote about the history of handwriting. I had already decided to go back to writing by hand, whenever I can….

Checking in at Hotel Florida...

Checking in at Hotel Florida…

This was a kick—writing for the New York Times about 3 couples, the bright young photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, the writers Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, and the devoted press officers Arturo Barea and Ilsa Kulcsar, all colliding during…

Flap on, Flappers

Flap on, Flappers

I could spend days just dreaming about the 1920s and its glamorous women. Anyone with similar proclivities might like this book review I wrote last week for the New York Times on two new flapper-centric books. Check out the link,…