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A London-based American journalist covering arts, culture, education and development stories for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and National Public Radio.

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CNN: How Ethiopian art secured its spot on the world's stage

Over the last five years contemporary Ethiopian artists have been making a name for themselves on the global art market, but it's been a long time coming. After almost four decades of political turmoil, famine and wars, the East African country…
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New York Times: Extending a Lifeline to Museums

LONDON — The global pandemic has struck hard at countless institutions, among them most of the world’s museums. Forced to close their doors to visitors, a major source of revenue, and to cancel or postpone exhibitions, they have struggled…
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New York Times: New Year, New Conductor, New Program

LONDON--Andris Nelsons is good at keeping a secret. The Latvian-born music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra knew long before it was announced that he would be holding the…
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Conde Nast Traveller: Creativity in the Serbian Capital

BELGRADE--I fell in love with Belgrade long before I fell for the Serbian man who would become my husband, the two loves blurred and intertwined. On the night before our wedding, the lobby bar of the Square Nine hotel (pictured below) was bathed…

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