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TRAVEL: ITALY (for a complete list of Italy stories, go here)

"What You Don't Know About Panettone," BBC Travel, 22 December 2017 (also filmed and photographed)

"Is This the World's Most Macabre Art Gallery?," BBC Culture, 23 February 2017 (on the catacombs of San Gaudioso in Naples)

"Inside the Pope's Vatican," National Geographic Traveler, August/September 2015 (the cover story of the print edition; also online)

 

"The Secrets of the Santa Priscilla Catacombs," BBC Culture, 25 February 2015

"You've Seen Rome. But Have You Been Under It?", The Globe and Mail, 20 October 2014 (in print and online; also provided photographs)

 

"Ciao, Bella: 15 Lessons from My Life in Italy," New York Magazine, 3 October 2014

 

"Naples: Less Garbage, Just as Much to Love," New York Magazine, 24 September 2014 (essay on falling in love with Naples)

 

"Rome, Behind the Lens," BBC Travel, 24 August 2014 (slideshow and story on a photographer's perspective of Rome)

"Here's the Sicily You Haven't Seen (But Really Should)", The Globe and Mail, 4 July 2014 (in print and online; also provided photographs)

"The Best Time to Visit This Sicilian Coastal Town is Right About Now," The Globe and Mail, 5 October 2013 (in print and online; also provided photographs)

 

"Idyllic Island Life Off the Coast of Italy," BBC Travel, 20 September 2013 (slideshow and story on Procida, Italy)

"Taking a Bite Out of Crime in Rome," The New York Times, 4 July 2013 (in print and online)

 

"An Idyllic Mediterranean Island (Without the Tourist Hordes)," The Globe and Mail, 15 June 2013 (front-page travel feature on Ischia; in print and online; also provided photographs)

"When in Rome," AUH Magazine, spring 2013 (cover story on exploring Rome by scooter; in print and online; also participated in the photo shoot)

"Bella Napoli: Take to the Streets," Mariner, spring/summer issue 2012 (essay on untangling Naples on foot; in print and online)

"In Perfect Harmony," Lexus, winter 2011/12 (travel feature on the Ravello concert festival; print only)

 

TRAVEL: BRITAIN, SWEDEN, CHINA, TURKEY, SLOVENIA AND BEYOND (for a complete list, go here)

"The Bread that Changed How the Irish Eat Breakfast," BBC Travel, 6 February 2018 (also filmed and photographed)

"Is Oshi Palav the 'King of Meals'?," BBC Travel, 2 January 2018 (also filmed, edited videos and photographed)

"Kyrgyzstan's Bread that Feeds the Dead," BBC Travel, 26 October 2017 (also filmed, edited videos and photographed)

"The Cake That Comes with a Warning," BBC Travel, 14 June 2017 (also filmed and photographed)

"The Lost History of the Freemasons," BBC Travel, 23 December 2016 (also provided photographs)

"The Ghost Town Surrounded by Ocean," BBC Travel, 26 October 2016 (also provided photographs)

"The Mystery of England's Ancient Tunnels," BBC Travel, 2 June 2016 (also provided photographs)

"The Hidden World of the Knights Templar," BBC Travel, 10 May 2016 (also provided photographs)

"A Terrifying Adventure in an Abandoned Mine," BBC Travel, 18 April 2016

"The Tiny Island of 20,000 Graves," BBC Travel, 11 April 2016 (also provided photographs)

 

"Were These Remote, Wild Islands the Centre of Everything?", BBC Travel, 15 December 2015 (also provided photographs)

"Europe's Surprising Dive Hotspot," BBC Travel, 10 September 2015

 

"City of Pergamon's Ancient Appeal Spans Millennia," The Globe and Mail, 31 August 2015 (in print and online; also provided photographs)

"The Mediterranean You Don't Know," The Globe and Mail, 30 July 2015 (in print and online; also provided photographs

"Make Like a Viking in This European Capital," The Globe and Mail, 6 April 2015 (on kayaking in Stockholm; also provided photographs)

 

"Beyond Istanbul: Turkey's Other Must-See City," The Globe and Mail, 27 February 2015  (in print and online; also provided photographs)

"Have You Explored the Istanbul Few Visitors See?", The Globe and Mail, 5 January 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"Stockholm's Strategic Cold War Stronghold," BBC Travel, 19 December 2014 (also provided photographs)

NEWS FEATURES

"The Dangerous Downsides of Perfectionism," BBC Future, 21 February 2018

"How Can You Measure What Makes a Country Great?," BBC Future, 12 January 2018

 

"The Compelling Case for Working a Lot Less,"  BBC Capital, 5 December 2017

"The Ambitious Plan to Stop the Ground from Sinking," BBC Future, 1 December 2017

"Why You Sometimes Have to Quit to Win," BBC Capital, 28 November 2017

"Why We Should All Give Up on Goals Already," BBC Capital, 20 November 2017

 

"Why You Shouldn't Try to Be a Morning Person," BBC Capital, 15 November 2017

"What Everyone Gets Wrong About Millennial 'Snowflakes,'" BBC Capital, 3 October 2017

 

"How Climate Change Will Transform the Workforce," BBC Future, 10 July 2017

"Resilience Bonds: A Secret Weapon Against Catastrophe," BBC Future, 16 May 2017

"The Hidden Cost of Transport 'Megaprojects'," BBC Future, 2 May 2017

"Miami's Fight Against Rising Seas," BBC Future, 5 April 2017 (long-form story about how south Florida is adapting to rising sea levels; also provided photographs)

 

"The London Landmark with 20,000 Skeletons," BBC Future, 5 October 2016 (also provided photographs)

"Inside the Trauma Team Where Prince William Is a Pilot," BBC Future, 20 September 2016 (multimedia package that resulted from two days on the air ambulance base with Prince William; reported the story, wrote it and web-produced the package)

"The Strange, Gruesome Truth About Plague Pits and the Tube," BBC Autos, 6 September 2016 

"How One of History's Bloodiest Wars Eventually Saved Lives," BBC Future, 30 June 2016 

"These Sheep Eat Seaweed and Little Else," BBC Earth, 24 September 2015

 

"Why Britain Has Secret 'Ghost Trains'," BBC Future, 23 July 2015

"In China, Saving Sea Turtles from Soup," BBC Travel, 21 May 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"Meet the Latest Phase of Genetic Engineering: Synthetic Biology," The Globe and Mail, 20 May 2015

 

"What Does Love Look Like? These Designers May Have the Answer," The Globe and Mail, 12 December 2014

 

"Marilyn Monroe's New Polish Home," BBC Travel, 14 July 2014

 

"A New Dawn for the Mezzogiorno?", BBC Travel, 7 Juy 2014 (also provided photographs)

 

"The Politics of Making Maps," BBC Travel, 5 June 2014

 

"The Ski Gear That Could Save Lives," BBC Travel, 7 March 2014

 

"The True Life of a Location Scout," BBC Travel, 28 February 2014

 

"Why Aren't Female Ski Jumpers Allowed in the Olympics?," Mother Jones, 12 February 2010

"Rome's Cinecitta Studios Showcases the Golden Age of Italian Film," Global Post, 8 May 2011

 

"The Tragedy of Line C," World Policy Journal, 15 December 2010  (5,000-word piece on urban preservation in Rome, Cairo, and Beijing; in print only)

 

"Italian Artifacts Crumble," Global Post, 12 November 2010

 

"Obama Generation Continues to Make Waves," U.S. News & World Report, 13 November 2009

 

"Twyla Tharp: Dancer and Choreographer Strives for Innovation," U.S. News & World Report, 22 October 2009

 

"Pecora Hearings a Model for Financial Crisis Investigation," U.S. News, 29 September 2009

 

"Female Veterans Fight for Healthcare," U.S. News, 31 July 2009

SKIING

"Lindsey Vonn is Going for Broke in Her Last Olympics," Deadspin, 16 February 2018

 

"Marcel Hirscher Is Finally An Olympic Champion," Deadspin, 13 February 2018

 

"Everyone You Need to Know in Olympic Women's Ski Racing," Deadspin, 9 February 2018

"Everyone You Need to Know in Olympic Men's Ski Racing," Deadspin, 9 February 2018

"Welcome to the Inferno — The Longest, Oldest Downhill Race in the World," Powder, 25 January 2018

"Mikaela Shiffrin Has Never Been Better, And Neither Has Anyone Else," Deadspin, 16 January 2018

 

"Mikaela Shiffrin Is the Best in the World and She Needs a Nap," Deadspin, 20 March 2017

 

"The Great Afghanistan Hope," Powder, 21 February 2017

"The Perfect End to World Ski Championships Was an Emotional Slalom," Deadspin, 19 February 2017

"Roland Leitinger's Parents Couldn't Even Hide Their Shock at His Success," Deadspin, 17 February 2017

"A Special Finish for Tina Maze," Powder Magazine, 8 January 2017 (exclusive interview with the athlete)

"Book Review: The Fall Line," Powder Magazine, 8 September 2016

"Ski Bikes: Letting You Hit the Slopes, Sitting Down," The Globe and Mail, 11 February 2016

 

"The View from the Hahnenkamm: Carnage, Revelers and Politics at the World's Biggest Ski Race," Powder Magazine, 25 January 2016

 

"The 'Cocky Bastard', the 'Wild Dude', the Ski Legend Bill Johnson," Powder Magazine, 25 January 2016

"Even for the World Cup's Toughest Downhill, Today Was Ugly," Powder Magazine, 23 January 2016

"Will the Warhorse Pull Ahead?," Powder Magazine, 22 January 2016

 

"It's Time for the World's Most Terrifying Ski Course to Claim More Bodies," Deadspin, 19 January 2016

"Voice: Travis Ganong," Powder Magazine, October 2015 (in print and online)

 

"Does Skiing Need Cheerleaders?," Deadspin, 16 February 2015

 

"Anna Fenninger's Amazing Save Showed That Size Doesn't Always Matter," Deadspin, 13 February 2015

"Schleper Skis for Mexico," Outside Magazine, 12 February 2015

 

"This Chill Californian Might Be the Future of the U.S. Downhill Team," Deadspin, 7 February 2015

 

"Tina Maze Can't Quit Until She's the Best At Everything," Deadspin, 7 February 2015

 

"How to Build a World-Championship Ski Course," Deadspin, 6 February 2015

 

"Bode Miller's Big Crash Couldn't Ruin His Comeback," Deadspin, 5 February 2015

 

"Mikaela Shiffrin Is Striving for Perfection," Deadspin, 3 December 2014

"The Ski Gear That Could Save Lives," BBC Travel, 7 March 2014

"Why Bode Miller Mattered," Deadspin, 22 February 2014

"How 18-Year-Old Mikaela Shiffrin Kept Her Nerve and Won Slalom Gold," Deadspin, 21 February 2014

 

"Ted Ligety Is Skidding His Way to a Ski Revolution," Deadspin, 19 February 2014

 

"Why It Took 90 Years for Women's Ski Jumping to Make the Olympics," Deadspin, 11 February 2014

 

"The Non-Skier's Guide to Ski Racing (And Ski Crashing)," Deadspin, 9 February 2014

 

"The Italian Alps Resort Town Most Skiers Don't Know About," The Globe and Mail, 7 December 2013 (in print and online; also provided photographs)

 

"A Tour of the Terrifying Downhill Ski Course That Will Rip Open Your Pelvis 'Like a Book,'" Deadspin, 30 January 2012

"Why Aren't Female Ski Jumpers Allowed in the Olympics?," Mother Jones, 12 February 2010

ART/DESIGN/FILM/ARCHAEOLOGY/HISTORY

"Is This the World's Most Macabre Art Gallery?," BBC Culture, 23 February 2017 (on the catacombs of San Gaudioso in Naples)

"The Lost History of the Freemasons," BBC Travel, 23 December 2016

"The Surprising Place Where WWII Agents Learnt to Fight Nazis," BBC Future, 12 January 2017

"Forget Dubai, Brits Were Building Artificial Islands 5,000 Years Ago," BBC Earth, 14 December 2016

 

"The Strange, Gruesome Truth About Plague Pits and the Tube," BBC Autos, 6 September 2016 

"How One of History's Bloodiest Wars Eventually Saved Lives," BBC Future, 30 June 2016 (story about the medical innovations of World War I)

"The Mystery of England's Ancient Tunnels," BBC Travel, 2 June 2016

"Why Prehistoric Welsh People Built So Many Forts on Hills," BBC Earth, 18 May 2016 

"Why Ancient Brits Threw Out Their Most Valuable Possessions," BBC Earth, 30 April 2016 

"The Hidden World of the Knights Templar," BBC Travel, 10 May 2016 (also provided photographs)

"The Ancient Copper Mines Dug by Children," BBC Earth, 21 April 2016

"The World's Most Powerful Corporation," BBC Capital, 30 March 2016 (story about how working at the British East India Company would compare to multinationals today)

"The Terrifying Tsunami that Devastated Britain," BBC Earth, 23 March 2016

"The Watercolours That Were Warnings," BBC Culture, 22 February 2016 (story about Francis Towne's 19th-century watercolors of Rome)

"Were These Remote, Wild Islands the Centre of Everything?", BBC Travel, 15 December 2015 (story about an archaeological discovery in Scotland; also provided photographs)

 

"City of Pergamon's Ancient Appeal Spans Millennia," The Globe and Mail, 31 August 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"Tourism Gone Vintage," BBC Culture, 17 August 2015

 

"Britain's Endangered Seaside Piers," BBC Travel, 28 July 2015

 

"Meet the Latest Phase of Genetic Engineering: Synthetic Biology," The Globe and Mail, 20 May 2015

 

"What's a UNESCO Intangible?", National Geographic Traveler, May 2015 (in print and online)

 

"Marilyn Monroe's Hidden Home," BBC Travel, 4 May 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"Dirty Dancing in the Blue Ridge Mountains," BBC Travel, 10 March 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"The Great Gate of Ishtar: A Door to Wonder," BBC Culture, 2 March 2015

 

"The Secrets of the Santa Priscilla Catacombs," BBC Culture, 25 February 2015

 

"Turkey's Most Creative, Daring Idea," BBC Travel, 24 February 2015

 

"Exploring the Bleak, Real-World Set of the Hunger Games," BBC Travel, 10 February 2015 (also provided photographs)

 

"What Does Love Look Like? These Designers May Have the Answer," The Globe and Mail, 12 December 2014

 

"Marilyn Monroe's New Polish Home," BBC Travel, 14 July 2014

 

"The True Life of a Location Scout," BBC Travel, 28 February 2014

 

"Who Was the Real Cleopatra?", BBC Travel, 28 October 2013

"See the Story Behind Italy's Stolen Treasures," BBC Travel, 19 June 2013

"Weekend Escape Plan: Get Your Art Fix in Naples," New York Magazine, 17 November 2011

"Rome's Cinecitta Studios Showcases the Golden Age of Italian Film," Global Post, 8 May 2011

 

"The Tragedy of Line C," World Policy Journal, 15 December 2010  (5,000-word piece on urban preservation in Rome, Cairo, and Beijing; in print only)

 

"Italian Artifacts Crumble," Global Post, 12 November 2010

 

"In the Footsteps of Rome's Gladiators," Guardian, 21 October 2010

"On Michelangelo and Mapplethorpe," Art Times, February 2010

 

"Twyla Tharp: Dancer and Choreographer Strives for Innovation," U.S. News & World Report, 22 October 2009

 

 

FOOD

"What You Don't Know About Panettone," BBC Travel, 22 December 2017 (also filmed and photographed)

"The Bread that Changed How the Irish Eat Breakfast," BBC Travel, 6 February 2018 (also filmed and photographed)

"Is Oshi Palav the 'King of Meals'?," BBC Travel, 2 January 2018 (also filmed, edited videos and photographed)

"Kyrgyzstan's Bread that Feeds the Dead," BBC Travel, 26 October 2017 (also filmed, edited videos and photographed)

"The Cake that Comes with a Warning," BBC Travel, 14 June 2017 (also filmed video)

"Italy's Best-Kept Food Secret: The Sagra Festival," The Guardian, 22 September 2016

"In Search of a Truly 'British' Curry," BBC Travel, 14 January 2016 

 

"Your Olive Oil Isn't Virgin," Outside Magazine, 9 December 2014

 

"Three Pasta Recipes to Impress Your Italian Lover," New York Magazine, 2 October 2014

 

"From Italian Nutritionists: Eat Cookies for Breakfast," New York Magazine, 1 October 2014

 

"Is Your Olive Oil Lying About its Virginity?", New York Magazine, 15 September 2014 (Q&A)

 

"Why Won't Italians Have Cappuccino after Dinner? (And seven other health myths, examined)", New York Magazine, 8 September 2014

 

"Want Real Italian Food? Skip These 8 Dishes," New York Magazine, 5 September 2014

 

"Pesto Perfected in Italy," National Geographic Traveler, August 2014 (story on pesto in Genoa; print and online)

 

"Italian Scoop," National Geographic Traveler, April 2014 (story on gelato in Rome; print and online)

 

"The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: Eat Haute Cuisine in Rome," New York Magazine, 6 December 2013

"Where to Get Great Cornetti in Rome," Serious Eats, 24 September 2012 (also provided photographs)

 

"Taking a Bite Out of Crime in Rome," The New York Times, 4 July 2013 (in print and online)

 

"Taste of Testaccio," Travel + Leisure, April 2013 (story on the Testaccio neighborhood for Travel + Leisure's annual food issue; in print and online)

"15 International Food Etiquette Rules that Might Surprise You," Budget Travel, 23 February 2012

 

"Snapshots from Istanbul: Beyond Baklava," Serious Eats, 19 March 2013 

"Nine Must-Try Sweets in Sicily," Serious Eats, 17 April 2012

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

"The Last Castle of Scotland," BBC Travel, 24 May 2017 (story and slideshow)

 

"The Wild Island Shaped by Legend," BBC Travel, 2 June 2016 (story and slideshow)

"A Medieval Castle — That Floats?", BBC Travel, 23 May 2016 (story and slideshow)

"The Spectacular Gobbins Rope Path," BBC Travel, 13 October 2015 (story and slideshow)

 

"Stockholm's Stunning Rooftop Tour," BBC Travel, 21 November 2014 (story and slideshow)

 

"A Day in Stockholm," Hoot, 23 October 2014 (photo essay)

 

"Beijing's Unexpected Muslim Enclave," BBC Travel, 20 October 2014 (story and slideshow)

 

"The Hidden Highlands of Hainan," BBC Travel, 23 September 2014 (slideshow and story)

 

"The Many Shades of Santorini," BBC Travel, 1 September 2014 (slideshow and story)

 

"Rome, Behind the Lens," BBC Travel, 24 August 2014 (slideshow and story on a photographer's perspective of Rome)

 

"A New Dawn for the Mezzogiorno?", BBC Travel, 7 Juy 2014 (provided story and both slideshow and in-line photographs)

 

"Idyllic Island Life Off the Coast of Italy," BBC Travel, 20 September 2013 (slideshow and story on Procida, Italy)

HUMAN RIGHTS/GENDER

"I Was Raped, and I Stayed Silent About My 'Coveted Status'", New York Magazine, 12 June 2014

 

"Italy and the Veil" (op-ed), The Atlantic, 3 September 2011

 

"Why Aren't Female Ski Jumpers Allowed in the Olympics?," Mother Jones, 12 February 2010

 

"Female Veterans Fight for Healthcare," U.S. News, 31 July 2009

 

"New Courts Give Troubled Veterans a Second Chance," U.S. News, 3 April 2009

"How Congress Is Finally Keeping a Promise to Filipino Veterans," U.S. News, 13 March 2009

 

 

PERSONAL ESSAYS/COLUMNS

"Naples: Less Garbage, Just as Much to Love," New York Magazine, 24 September 2014 (essay on falling in love with Naples)

 

"Keyboard Crumbs," The American, 30 June 2014

 

"I Was Raped, and I Stayed Silent About My 'Coveted Status'", New York Magazine, 12 June 2014

 

"True Lies," The American, 31 March 2014

 

"Home Revisited," The American, 31 January 2014

 

"A Violent Farewell," The American, 31 December 2013

 

"Bending the Rules," The American, 30 October 2013

 

"Girl, Interrupted," The American, 29 September 2013

 

"No Nutmeg," The American, 27 August 2013

 

"Know-It-All," The American, 27 July 2013

 

"The FOMO Factor," The American, 29 June 2013

"Corsican Context," The American, 31 May 2013

 

"Deconstructing Bitterness," The American, 27 April 2013

 

"Not So Fast," The American, 23 February 2013

 

"The Massage," The American, 24 January 2013

 

"Too Close," The American, 20 December 2012

 

"Bellissima," The American, 24 November 2012

 

"Bella Napoli: Take to the Streets," Mariner, spring/summer issue 2012 (essay on untangling Naples on foot; in print and online)

 

"All Five Senses," The American, 26 October 2012

 

"Moon River," The American, 22 September 2012

 

"Molto Buono," The American, 27 August 2012

 

"Homecoming," The American, 20 July 2012

 

"At Home Abroad," The American, 23 June 2012

 

"Di Dove Sei?," The American, 24 May 2012

 

"Orange Crush," The American, 21 April 2012

 

"Da Noi," The American, 23 March 2012

 

"The Mountain Life," The American, 21 February 2012

 

"The Rash," The American, 21 January 2012

 

"Dwarfed," The American, 19 December 2011

 

"So Close," The American, 18 November 2011

 

"The Sack of Rome," The American, 17 October 2011

 

"Risky Copycats," The American, 23 September 2011

 

"Italy's Roof," The American, 16 August 2011

 

"Playback," The American, 18 July 2011

 

"Proximity," The American, 19 June 2011

 

"Inondazione," The American, 18 May 2011

 

"Jellied Legs," The American, 16 April 2011

 

"A Special Place," The American, 13 March 2011

 

"Beeetching and Moooaning," The American, 8 February 2011

 

"Black Bear Memories," The American, 20 January 2011

 

"Sweet Victory," The American, 23 December 2010

 

"L'appartamento," The American, 20 November 2010

 

"Yesterday and Today," The American, 16 October 2010

 

"Twin-edged Blade," The American, 15 September 2010

 

"Evasori Fiscali Italiani," The American, 10 August 2010

 

"Di Colore," The American, 19 July 2010

 

"Brutta Figura," The American, 9 June 2010

 

"El-Hamma du Jerid," The American, 9 May 2010

 

"My Rich Marco," The American, 9 April 2010

 

"Going Home," The American, 8 March 2010