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A London-based freelance writer covering arts and culture stories for publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Scientific American: Creepy Swimmer's Itch Parasite in Lakes Can Scratch Summer Fun

FRANKFORT, MICHIGAN--Every morning for about eight weeks each summer, Leslie Ritter becomes bait. As head of the lifeguarding program at the Congregational Summer Assembly (a vacation community in northwest Michigan), Ritter wades into Crystal…
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Washington Post: For Visitors to Senegal, a Closer Look at the Salt Lake Harvest

LAC ROSE, SENEGAL-Not surprisingly, my tracksuit-wearing guide slid onto the back of his dromedary with great ease and aplomb, barely noticing that the camel let out a huff as he settled into the saddle, and lifted the rope that was attached…
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New York Times: For One Athens Arts Group, the City Is the Space

ATHENS — Spending a day with Elina Kountouri, the director of the nonprofit art organization NEON, provides an insider’s view of this city. “Through NEON I have revisited the city many times,” said Ms. Kountouri, referring to the…
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New York Times: She Was the Orchestra's Only Black Musician Until She Started Her Own

LONDON--For Chi-chi Nwanoku, coming up with the right name for her new minority orchestra was a stressful experience. Though Ms. Nwanoku had quickly formed a board of directors and had already selected most of her players — 62 musicians…

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