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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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New York Times: A Keen Eye for Vintage Brussels Bounty

BRUSSELS — Ask many people what comes to mind when they think of Brussels, and chances are they’ll say the European Union, NATO, wonderful chocolate shops and arguably the world’s best moules et frites. But when Olga…
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New York Times: Touria El Glaoui Brings Contemporary African Art to the World

LONDON — Though Touria El Glaoui is the daughter of Hassan El Glaoui, the celebrated Moroccan figurative painter who died in June, she never thought she would end up working in the art world. In fact her father tried to steer her, and…
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New York Times: No Need to Hire A Babysitter For These Concerts

LONDON — The audience at St. John’s Notting Hill was a restless bunch. Some drooled and yelped while others slurped their drinks loudly. A few others grabbed each other to dance to the pieces by Beethoven, Dvorak and Vivaldi, and one…
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New York Times: In Nairobi, an Art Scene in Transition

NAIROBI, Kenya — The artists who make up the art collective Brush Tu are a convivial bunch, trading jabs and funny anecdotes in the midmorning sun on the back patio of their studios and exhibition space in the neighborhood of Buruburu. But…

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