My essay on Sylvia Plath's hair, which was originally published by The Daily Beast, has been adapted for the Indiana University Alumni Magazine.
Camille Claudel 1915, starring Juliette Binoche, at Aritzia Magazine
Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, also at Aritzia Magazine - which was just named one of the best 10 books of the year by The New York Times.
Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things at The Barnes & Noble Review
I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Matt Zoller Seitz, one of my favorite critics, about his new book-length interview with none other than Wes Anderson.
Also excited to tell you I am now contributing to Bustle.com. My first piece for them is a list of Big, Fat Books to Devour on Your Precious Days Off.
It's been a while!
The clips section of this website is finally updated. I've just started my master's degree in music performance at Brooklyn College, hence the delay. If you're interested in keeping up with my singing, visit singingstudies.tumblr.com.
In the meantime, I'm still writing! Here are a few highlights from the summer:
Julian Barnes' LEVELS OF LIFE
Paul Harding's ENON
Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE
Donna Tartt's THE GOLDFINCH
Javier Marias' THE INFATUATIONS
Ben Stroud's BYZANTIUM
Eloping in New York: A User's Guide, at The Aesthete
Thanks for reading!
Self-portrait from 1951.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's suicide at age 30, but it's not the only significant date in Plath studies. In fact, 2013 as a whole could be called the year of Plath. It's also the 50th anniversary of her novel, The Bell Jar, published in the U.K. under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, in January 1963. (It would not be published in the United States until 1971.) It's been 50 years since her death, and yet interest in Plath shows no signs of waning. In honor of her "deathiversary" today, for the Daily Beast, I wrote an essay about my encounter with Plath's hair, (You read that right!), and at Dame Magazine, my thoughts on why Plath remains such an icon.
Past Plath-related articles:
The American Poet's Corner Inducts Sylvia Plath -The New Yorker's Book Bench
Books & Babies & Beef Stews: The Culinary Passion of Sylvia Plath - Plath Profiles
Sylvia Plath: Red and Blue - This Recording
Another Side of Sylvia - The Second Pass
Many apologies for the delay in updating this website!
The fact is I've been busy with my new job as a staff writer for Yahoo! Shine, their women's interest site.
You can keep up with all my pieces for Yahoo! at my writer profile page, or click on Yahoo! at the top banner for some of my favorite articles.
If you are not familiar with Garance Dore, I highly suggest you follow her blog. She is a woman of many trades, most known for her street fashion photography and refreshingly realistic rants about the fashion world. One of my personal favorites: do I go to yoga? Ok, ok, I will go to yoga but I need a glass of wine afterwards. I interviewed Garance on what she's up to for Fashion week, her style inspiration, and her favorite places in New York.
I spoke with Guillaume Canet about his new film Les Petits Mouchoirs, or "Little White Lies." Reminiscent of The Big Chill, the film tells the story of a group of friends whose lives are sent into a tailspin after a member of their group is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Canet won the Cesar for best directing for his last film, Tell No One, which I highly recommend. We talked about the importance of friendship, his new project, and his favorite burger in New York.