Features & Essays

A Story in Black & White

A Story in Black & White

Publication - Southwest Airlines' Magazine

In the o ces of the Franchise Tax Board in San Francisco, my cousin Shirley Greenblatt was known for making waves. This was in the ... read more

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Publication - Los Angeles Times

I paused on a steamy February afternoon in Cartagena’s Plaza Santo Domingo. In the square’s center, tourists dined on fresh read more

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

Publication - Narratively

We’d only been dating a few months on the night we threw caution (and condoms) to the wind. It was the kind of frigid winter night ... read more

Our man in Los Angeles

Our man in Los Angeles

Publication - Open Skies

When Uggie (the Jack Russell terrier that saved the day in the film The Artist) appeared onstage at the Academy Awards in February, it ... read more