I’m a journalist focused on art and politics. I report on stories around the world and support artists in publishing award-winning stories in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and more
What others have said about my work
Artists can help us see around corners … they can help us interrogate the world we live in. I think artists really have an ability to help the culture at large gain a better understanding of the relationship of society and issues we face.
Artists, when they work, delve really deeply into issues, so we thought, ‘Why not create a platform that kind provides a face for those ideas and perspectives to be shared with a broad public?’
Some of my most impactful projects
One of the world’s oldest Hebrew Bibles went up for auction. I told the story about it for NPR.
Center for Artistic Inquiry and Reporting
I recently co-founded the Center for Artistic Inquiry and Reporting. The organization’s vision is to deepen and expand support for artists reimagining investigative journalism.
Madison Square Park welcomes a gleaming golden giant by an artist known for miniatures
For WNYC and Gothamist I reported on a new visitor in Madison Square Park. She’s gleaming, golden, 18 feet high, and made by the artist Shahzia Sikander.
I had an opportunity to spend time with Sheida Soleimani, an artist and wildlife rehabilitator living in Providence, Rhode Island, for T Magazine. Her work speaks to so many important issues happening in the Middle East and beyond.
Saving Venice with Tech
Because of rising sea levels, Venice could be uninhabitable by the end of this century. For Architectural Digest, I wrote about an effort to gird Venice for an inevitable climate change transformation from a consortium of organizations, which includes the ARCHiVe center, Factum Foundation, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and EPFL.
Artists on the News
This is a book of work made by artists who contributed to Creative Time Reports. Featured voices in the book include Ai Weiwei, Molly Crabapple, Boots Riley and David Byrne.
Archaeologists are racing to save Afghanistan’s cultural heritage before the Chinese start digging on one of the world’s most valuable new copper mines.