Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat.

Hitting Provence in the South of France this summer? Be sure to pop in on van Gogh in his new modern digs in Arles. Here’s my story for The New York Times on the opening of the Fondation Van Gogh.

D-Day veterans Les Dobinson and James Kunkle share their stories from the invasion 70 years ago. photo by Jake Cigainero

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-day Allied landings in Normandy, which turned the tides of World War II. I reported from France’s west coast and spoke to some of the veterans who made what is likely their last trip to beaches for a final marker commemoration since most are […]

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In the March 2014 issue of Blouin ArtInfo‘s Modern Painters magazine: my review of the 25-year retrospective “Happy Birthday, Perrotin” at Lille 3000 Tripostal.  

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Dallas certainly knows how to entertain. Big D citizens are quite cosmopolitan and take a lot international cues from their jet-setting ways. The November issue of FD Luxe features some tips for adding a touch of international flavor to fêtes of the holiday season. I contributed some pointers on how to finish a meal Italian-style. […]

The Termas Geometricas in southern Chile. photo by Jake Cigainero

Earlier this year (way earlier in February), Dallas Voice published part one of a travel story I wrote from adventures in Chile. Part two about the lower half of our svelte South American friend has been published and features an unbelievable hotel, climbing an active volcano, and soaking in the most serene hot springs nestled […]

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Singer/songwriter Neko Case is a prolific tweeter. However, The sassy chanteuse is clearly not concerned with the tweet-ability of her new long-windedly titled album. Then again, the indie alt-rock punk this-that-and-the-other genre artist has enjoyed cult success over the years while flying under the mainstream radar. Neko Case is a storyteller. Her album Fox Confessor […]

Audrey Hepburn as Ariane in Love in the Afternoon. photo: fanpop

One of the things I love about Paris is the old cinemas that show classic films. I recently spent a late summer Sunday evening watching Love in the Afternoon (1957) starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. It might just be a perfect film. Our petite Audrey plays young French cellist Ariane, the daughter of a […]

Mine Kafon by young Afghan Designer Massoud Hassani. photo courtesy of Massoud Hassani

I recently worked on an ambitious project with a social media-fueled news outlet called SparkNews. We produced a special publication about innovators making an impact on the world’s various social problems with their ideas and solutions. On June 20, we published in 20 newspapers in 20 countries around the world, including France, India, South Africa, […]

Paris Plages: Sand volleyball in front of Hotel de Ville. photo by Jake Cigainero

Where can you sit on the beach and still have a view of the Eiffel Tower? That was the question posed by PRI’s The World for their Geo Quiz last week. No other city than landlocked Paris. You can also play sand volleyball right in front of Hôtel de Ville. Take a listen to my radio story […]

Venice Biennale in August 2013 FD Luxe.

In June, I hit the opening of the Venice Art Biennale for a couple of hometown magazines in Texas. After a marathon of prosecco, water taxis, dashing through pavilions, parties, and interviews, I somehow managed to write something. I don’t know why I paid as much as I did for the basic hotel I found […]

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