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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, Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio.

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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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New York Times: Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

LONDON — There is nothing quite like the buzz of a big, glamorous international art fair. For larger, more well-established galleries with big-name artists on their rosters, there is a nonchalant air to their booths — they know the drill.…
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New York Times: An Ethiopian Gallery Enriches a Global Art Conversation

LONDON — How Addis Fine Art got off the ground is a tale of happenstance built on the back of good timing. Rakeb Sile, 39, who was born in Philadelphia and raised in London, had always been interested in the arts, having even flirted…
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New York Times: Visiting the Relatives

LONDON--Thirty years ago, while Erika Lee was an undergraduate student, she made her first visit to her paternal grandfather’s village in Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Her grandfather — who had not been back for six decades —…

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