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A London-based American journalist covering arts, culture, education and development stories for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio.

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New York Times: Nandipha Mntambo's Journey From Taxidermy to Art

JOHANNESBURG — Unlike many professional artists who know from an early age that art is their calling, Nandipha Mntambo never thought seriously about it as a future profession. She grew up in South Africa during apartheid, and her father…
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Conde Nast Traveller: Northern Michigan, USA

FRANKFORT, MICHIGAN--Over the years there have, of course, been comparisons made between Northern Michigan and Cape Cod or the Hamptons; all are summer getaways with charming beach towns that attract everyone from preppy golfers and wealthy…
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New York Times: My Watches Were in a Fire, Now What?

LONDON — When the firefighters let us back into the house, I checked on our passports first. (They weren’t damaged.) My jewelry box was next — and wasn’t quite as lucky. About three hours earlier, the dimmer switch in the spare bedroom…
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New York Times: Pretty Yende Unmasks a Promising Opera Career

LONDON — It turns out, the hay bales caused it. Sitting in a cafe a stone’s throw from the Royal Opera House in London, the opera singer Pretty Yende of South Africa whipped out her smartphone to show an Instagram photo of herself…

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