• Skiing as It Was Before Chairlifts

    Known as ski mountaineering, Alpine touring or skinning, this is skiing much as it was before chairlifts: you propel yourself up the mountain before swooshing back down.
    The New York Times

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  • From homeless to mayor.

    Svante Myrick went from the throes of intense poverty to the mayor of Ithaca, NY and an up-and-comer in the Democratic Party. Here's how.

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  • Where The Cows Do The Fighting

    In the Alpine mountains, Swiss farmers organize matches between Heren cows, a stout, dark brown breed which duel naturally to establish herd hierarchy.
    AOL Travel

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  • The Next BMI?

    Knowing your body shape—not just your weight—may be the key to better health.
    O: The Oprah Magazine

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  • The Celebrity-Filled Past Of H Street

    In the 1950s and ‘60s, the Casino Royal was the place to see Mae West, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, and Ella Fitzgerald. Then Washington changed.

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  • Cooking in Switzerland

    How the challenges of cooking in Switzerland -- grocery stores are smaller, with fewer options, spicy and ethnic ingredients are rare and translating pounds to grams, dollars to francs and English to French is a calculus-level problem -- inspired new recipes.
    The Washington Post

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About Me

I’m an American journalist and write regularly for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and others. I am the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique.

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Gilded Lili

My biography of Lili St. Cyr, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, explores the life of the burlesque star who influenced Marilyn Monroe and generations of seductresses.

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Yoga Untangled

My forthcoming book provides a comprehensive, inspiring and modern day guide to an ancient practice with sequences for athletes, couch potatoes, newbies and more.

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