about art, culture, religion, romance, ricotta, my twisted past, my fantasy future, and the zany characters that roam through my brain. My tales have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Salon and many other publications, and on stage and screen. My memoir WHITE WALLS will be published by NAL/Penguin.

  • August 19, 2014 |

    Do people mourn differently across cultures? My new piece in Modern Loss.

  • July 31, 2014 |

    Thrilled that The Laughing Stalk got a great review in Studies in American Humor.

  • June 19, 2014 |

    CNN featured my preschool column.