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(Washington Post) Two explorations of nature and centuries-old gender stereotypes

My article “Two explorations of nature and centuries-old gender stereotypes” appears in the Washington Post.

(Forward) The Jewish Photograph That Changed Everything

My article “The Jewish Photograph That Changed Everything” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

(Smithsonian Mag) Wildlife Photographer Frans Lanting on the Difference Between Taking Pictures and Making Photographs

My article “Wildlife Photographer Frans Lanting on the Difference Between Taking Pictures and Making Photographs” appears in Smithsonian Magazine.

Iranian Exile Shirin Neshat’s New Exhibit Expresses the Power of Art to Shape Political Discourse

My article “Iranian Exile Shirin Neshat’s New Exhibit Expresses the Power of Art to Shape Political Discourse” appears in Smithsonian Magazine.

Decades after he fled, Austria celebrates Nobel laureate Martin Karplus’ amateur photography

My article “Decades after he fled, Austria celebrates Nobel laureate Martin Karplus’ amateur photography” appears in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). (It has been reprinted in Times of Israel, Baltimore Jewish Times, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, Heritage Florida Jewish News, and the New Jersey Jewish Standard.)

An Eccentric Archaeologist Who Drew a Line in the Sand

A German Jewish Iranologist, who lost his University of Berlin post in 1935 after officially declaring that his grandparents were Jewish, is one of several focuses of an exhibit about Asian travel at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. “The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia” is on view through May 31. Ernst Herzfeld […]

Born in Houston, digital Advent calendar goes viral

Not only does The Dude, of “Big Lebowski” fame, abide, but so, too, do whirling dervishes, Jewish prayer shawls, elf dolls suspended between Venetian blinds, and Bernini’s 17th-century sculpture “Ecstasy of St. Teresa.” That’s according to Instagram users across the globe who submitted photos to the Anglican Communion’s new digital Global Advent Calendar. Advent season […]

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum adopts new rules to attract digital generation

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as staff members and visitors alike are wont to repeat, is unlike other museums. The memorial to Holocaust victims, with its sobering galleries and artifacts, inspires the sort of quiet contemplation more associated with houses of worship than art museums. Even the architecture — particularly the atrium’s steel-ribbed ceiling — […]

Remembering a 20-Year Protest for Soviet Jewry

Long before Occupy Wall Street, protests were held from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. every day from December 10, 1970, until January 27, 1991, in front of the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C., in an effort to raise awareness about the mistreatment of Soviet Jews. Those demonstrations, held rain or shine — including through muggy District […]

Jews of the Civil Rights Movement

Among the more than 200 items which are slated to appear in the Library of Congress exhibit “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom” in Washington, D.C. — which will be on view until September 12, 2015 — are documents written by civil rights leaders, newspaper clippings, legal briefs and artwork. […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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