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(NCR) At new Smithsonian African-American history and culture museum, Catholic stories emerge

My article “At new Smithsonian African-American history and culture museum, Catholic stories emerge” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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(National Review) A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls

My article “A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls” appears in National Review.

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(Playboy) Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection

My article “Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection” (excerpted here) appears in the Jan./Feb. 2017 issue of Playboy.

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(Smithsonian) You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System

My article “You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System” appears in Smithsonian magazine. Here’s the lede: The two volcanic rocks couldn’t be more different at first glance. The hyalo-liparite obsidian could be mistaken for a candy bar with large chocolate chips, while beside it inside the glass case, the geyserite more closely resembles […]

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(National Catholic Reporter) Exhibit charts Brazil’s untrodden historical and religious ground

My article, “Exhibit charts Brazil’s untrodden historical and religious ground,” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s a selection: … Like many of the works that hang in the exhibition’s display cases and on temporary walls, it is colorful and lively. But as visitors meander through the exhibition and take a closer look, the joyful gives […]

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(NCR) An insider and an outsider

My article “An insider and an outsider,” about an exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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(Smithsonian) The Smithsonian Gets Experimental and Field-Tests a New Forum for Bringing Artists to the Public

My article “The Smithsonian Gets Experimental and Field-Tests a New Forum for Bringing Artists to the Public,” about a Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center event, appears in Smithsonian magazine.

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(Smithsonian) There’s a Bunch of Animals at the Zoo this Summer Made Out of Ocean Garbage

My article “There’s a Bunch of Animals at the Zoo this Summer Made Out of Ocean Garbage” appears in Smithsonian magazine.

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(Art Newspaper) “From illicit art to fresh blood: four of the biggest challenges facing museums today”

My article “From illicit art to fresh blood: four of the biggest challenges facing museums today” about the American Alliance of Museums conference in Washington, D.C., appears in Art Newspaper.

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(Smithsonian) A Tweet Is Just a Ritz Cracker, But an IMAX Film Is a Steak Dinner

My article “A Tweet Is Just a Ritz Cracker, But an IMAX Film Is a Steak Dinner” appears in Smithsonian magazine. Here’s the lede: When producers for the TIME and PBS documentary “A Year in Space” interviewed astronaut Terry Virts from space, the self-declared camera guy, who at age 10 was already the owner of […]

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