Portfolio

Books

Kindred Spirit,” ELLE, March 2015 (review of Hannah Nordhaus’ American Ghost)

House Proud,” ELLE, February 2015 (review of Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread)

Edge of the World,” ELLE, September 2014 (review of Katy Simpson Smith’s debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea)

Inside the Lives of Soldier Girls,” ELLE.com, July 22, 2014 (Q&A with Helen Thorpe on her latest book, Soldier Girls; bonus feature for my review in ELLE’s August 2014 issue)

When Jane Came Marching Home,” ELLE, August 2014 (review of Helen Thorpe’s Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War)

Southern Songbird,” ELLE, July 2014 (review of Marja Mills’ memoir about her friendship with Harper Lee)

Second (and Third) Thoughts,” ELLE, May 2014 (lead book review of New Yorker staffer Rivka Galchen’s debut story collection, American Innovations)

Mayhem and Masquerade,” ELLE, April 2014 (review of Room author Emma Donoghue’s latest historical fiction, Frog Music)

An American Tragedy,” ELLE, March 2014 (review of Blake Bailey’s memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned)

Lost in Translation: PW Talks With Boris Fishman,” Publishers Weekly, February 17, 2014

Finding True North,” ELLE, February 2014 (review of Lynn Darling’s memoir Out of the Woods)

The Art of the Sentence: Edward Hirsch,” Tin House, The Open Bar, January 16, 2013

Both Sides Now,” ELLE, December 2013 (review of Anjelica Huston’s A Story Lately Told, part one of her memoirs)

California Dreaming: PW Talks with Mary Miller,” Publishers Weekly, November 8, 2013

Two Single Twentysomething Guys Wrote a Hilarious Book About Sex After Marriage,” ELLE.com, October 29, 2013

ELLE’s Essential Alice Munro Primer: What You Should Know (and Read) About the Nobel Laureate,” ELLE.com, October 10, 2013

Double Vision,” ELLE, October 2013 (review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland)

Ordinary Disasters,” ELLE, September 2013 (review of Tom Perrotta’s Nine Inches)

After the Fall,” ELLE, August 2013 (review of Choire Sicha’s Very Recent History)

Come Sit By Me: A Literary Alternative to Missed Connections,” The Hairpin, July 10, 2013

Private Lessons,” ELLE, July 2013 (review of Susan Choi’s My Education)

Golden Girl,” ELLE, June 2013 (review of Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl)

Steel Azalea,” ELLE, May 2013 (review of Anchee Min’s The Cooked Seed)

The Thing About Jake,” ELLE, April 2013 (review of Kristine Barnett’s The Spark)

Quantum Leap,” ELLE, March 2013 (review of Ruth Ozeki’s novel A Tale for the Time Being)

Author Roseanne Montillo on Fashion and the Lost Art of Letter Writing,” Elle.com, February 4, 2012 (Q&A with the author of The Lady and Her Monsters)

Goodbye, Hello,” ELLE, February 2013 (review of Becky Aikman’s memoir, Saturday Night Widows)

Mind Games,” ELLE, November 2012 (review of Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations)

Review: The Next Best Thing,” ELLE.com, July 5, 2012 (review of Jennifer Weiner’s novel The Next Best Thing)

Bye Bye Baby,” ELLE, July 2012 (review of Cathi Hanauer’s novel Gone)

Pearls of Wisdom Courtesy of Jen Lancaster,” ELLE.com, April 25, 2012

Beauty

Home Improvement,” ELLE, July 2014 (Dermatologists weigh in on the most popular online skin and hair fixes)

Hair: Heat Index,” ELLE, June 2014 (Q+A with summer-hair guru Ward Stegerhoek)

A Cut Above,” ELLE, April 2014 (Profiles of four celebrity hairstylists for the 2014 Beauty Genius Awards)

Black Magic,” ELLE, February 2014 (Q+A with Beauty Is Boring blogger and celebrity makeup artist Robin Black)

“Night Vision,” ELLE, December 2013

Artist With Moxie: Mari Shten,” Fashiontographer.com, July 11, 2013

Relationships/Psychology

Who’s Swiping Now?: Matchmaking on Tinder,” ELLE.com, July 8, 2014 (bonus feature for my personal essay in ELLE’s July issue)

She Knows From Bad Dates,” ELLE, July 2014 (personal essay in a package on dating app Tinder)

Dream Date,” ELLE.com, May 21, 2014

Travel/Culture

How to Do Spring Break Like an Adult,” Refinery29, February 25, 2015 (a roundup of 13 noncliché vacation hotspots)

The Tastemakers,” ELLE, February 2015 (contributed reporting and research for Living feature on ELLE’s 30 favorite U.S. restaurants where women call the shots)

Center Stage: Rosalie O’Connor,” Fashiontographer.com, December 31, 2013

Center Stage: Sara Kerens,” Fashiontographer.com, November 1, 2013

See Artist Aleah Chapin’s Gripping Interpretation of the Nude Female Form,” ELLE.com, September 25, 2013

Kayaking Kauai’s Na Pali Coast,” BBC Travel, June 5, 2013

Center Stage: Alexandra Pullen,” Fashiontographer.com, June 4, 2013

Call of the Wild,” ELLE, June 2013 (brief on a South African resort offering yoga in the bushveld)

Hotels Lure High-End Clients With In-Room Cocktail Service,” The Daily Beast, July 16, 2012

Genius Awards 2012,” ELLE, July 2012 (miniprofiles of model and water-conservation activist Ubah Hassan, race-car driver Leilani Münter, and Columbia University mechanical engineering PhD candidate Bianca Howard)

Russia’s SuperJet Crash in Indonesia Raises Questions of Cause,” The Daily Beast, May 11, 2012

Melrose Place,” ELLE, April 2012

Vestiges of Historical Dubai,” BBC Travel, May 17, 2011

Shooter to Sushi: Wok N Roll’s Link to the Lincoln Conspiracy,” CityStream DC, April 15, 2011

Beyond the Boardroom in Dubai,” BBC Travel, March 4, 2011

Fashion and Interior Design

It’s the Small Things,” ELLE, January 2015 (interviewed NYC-based interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper for Living feature on finishing touches to personalize your space)

The Party Girls,” ELLE, November 2014 (Living section “friendsgiving” feature on Design*Sponge blogger Grace Bonney and food writer Julia Turshen’s entertaining and decorating style)

Family Ties,” ELLE, October 2014 (Living feature on Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox’s kitchen in the Hamptons — and the Pollans’ new cookbook, The Pollan Family Table)

Workbook: Editors’ Edition,” ELLE, September 2014 (Workbook feature on ELLE editors’ personal style and workwear picks for autumn)

Brooklyn Net,” ELLE, July 2014 (Interior design feature on One Kings Lane vice president of merchandising Day Kornbluth’s Brooklyn brownstone)

Mum’s the Word,” ELLE, June 2014 (Workbook feature on Cricket’s Circle founder and fashion maven Rachel Blumenthal)

Broadcast News,” ELLE, April 2014 (Workbook feature on CNBC reporter Kayla Tausche)

Power Broker,” ELLE, March 2014 (Workbook feature on The Wall Group CEO and founder Brooke Wall)

Personal Finance

Friends and Money: The Social Survival Guide,” Refinery29, August 31, 2013

Confessions of a Preschool Admissions Coach,” LearnVest, June 18, 2013

When Women Couldn’t Get Credit Cards: 10 Mind-Blowing Money Milestones,” LearnVest, June 10, 2013

Technology

Meet the Selfie-Loving Astrophysicist Closing the STEM Gap,” ELLE.com, November 7, 2014

Fact or Fiction: Rolling Airplanes,” Popular Mechanics, January 2013. Web version here.

Restaurants/Shopping/City Guides

CityStream DC

Tonight in the City: Oyamel’s Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival, Pete Yorn at the 9:30 Club, and Founding Farmers’ Viewing Party,” CityStream DC, March 14, 2011

DC In the Know: Stephen Strasburg on Twitter & Other News,” CityStream DC, March 14, 2011

DC In the Know: Chicago Blackhawks Visit President Obama & Other News,” CityStream DC, March 11, 2011

DC In the Know: Lou’s City Bar Opens Tonight in Columbia Heights & Other News,” CityStream DC, March 10, 2011

This Weekend in the City: Improv, Flamenco-inspired Eats & The Temporium’s Last Hurrah,” CityStream DC, March 10, 2011

CitySearch DC

Bars/Restaurants

DC’s Best Bar Food: Chicken Fingers” (click here for PDF)

The Mighty Pint (click here and here for PDFs)

Desperados Burgers and Bar  (click here for PDF)

Beau Thai (click here and here for PDFs)

The Looking Glass Lounge (click here and here for PDFs)

Slaviya (click here and here for PDFs)

Kushi Izakaya & Sushi (click here and here for PDFs)

Founding Farmers (click here and here for PDFs)

Sticky Fingers Bakery (click here and here for PDFs)

Tacqueria Distrito Federal (click here and here for PDFs)

Oyamel Cucina Mexicana (click here and here for PDFs)

Oya Restaurant & Lounge (click here and here for PDFs)

Againn (click here and here for PDFs)

The Wonderland Ballroom (click here and here for PDFs)

Commonwealth Gastropub (click here and here for PDFs)

Boutiques

Politics and Prose Bookstore (click here and here for PDFs)

Tabletop (click here and here for PDFs)

Wake Up Little Suzie (click here and here for PDFs)

Video/Voiceover

Paris Air Show 2011: Boeing 747-8i Arrives (preplanning), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Engines (planning/script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Green Technology (planning/script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Combat Weapons (planning/script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Dassault Rafale (planning/script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Superjet SJ100 (planning/script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Eurocopter X3 (script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Commercial Airplanes (script/voiceover), June 2011

Paris Air Show 2011: Beriev Be-200 (script/voiceover), June 2011

Aviation Business Reporting

Focus on Fuel Savings,” Overhaul & Maintenance, March 2012

Widening Widebody Work,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2012

Middle East MRO Momentum,” Overhaul & Maintenance,  November 2011

“Top 10 Airframe MRO Providers,” Overhaul & Maintenance, June 2011

“PIA Engineering/PKMRO: Salim Sayani,” Overhaul & Maintenance, March 2011

“Adding Value to Excess Capacity,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Feb. 28, 2011

“Oil Price Spike Highlights Aftermarket Pressures,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Feb. 21, 2011

“Emirates Engineering: Iain Lachlan,” Overhaul & Maintenance, February 2011

“787 Delays Impact Aftermarket Programs,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Jan. 24, 2011

“Narrowbodies Will Be MRO’s Best Friends,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Jan. 24, 2011

“Wheels Up,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2011

“Narrowbodies Dominate C Check Growth,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2011

“Olympic Air: Thanos Pascalis,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2011

“Flexible Buildings Bring Green Benefits,” Overhaul & Maintenance, December 2010

“Codeshare Conundrum,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Nov. 1, 2010

“Southeast Asia: Dynamic Demands,” Overhaul & Maintenance, November 2010

“Green in Hawaii,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2010

“Top Picks for Parts,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Sept. 20, 2010

“Integration with Intention,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, July 12, 2010

“Brake Alternative,” Overhaul & Maintenance, July/August 2010

“TAESL: Greg Young,” Overhaul & Maintenance, May 2010

“Pay to Play,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, April 19, 2010

“Aeroman: Ernesto Ruiz,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2010

“OEMs, Lessors See Opportunity in Turboprops,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2010

“Desert Storm,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2010

“Civil, Military Support Buoy Middle East,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2010

“C-130 Center Wing Box Options,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2009

“Maintaining Awareness,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Sept. 21, 2009

“Top 10 Airframe MRO Providers,” Overhaul & Maintenance, June 2009

“Room to Grow/STEM Focus,” Overhaul & Maintenance, May 2009

“Transition Time,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, April 20, 2009

“Technical Troubles,” Overhaul & Maintenance, February 2009

“Caribbean Airlines: Colville Carrington,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2009

“Human Factors: Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” Overhaul & Maintenance, December 2008

“APU Arithmetic,” Overhaul & Maintenance, December 2008

“Human Factors: The PEAR Model,” Overhaul & Maintenance, November 2008

“Human Factors: Drilling Down,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2008

“Technical Innovation: Composites for High-Temperature Applications,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2008

“Cabin Fever,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2008

“Human Factors: REM Matters,” Overhaul & Maintenance, September 2008

“Technical Innovation: New Machined Repair Shrinks U.S. Apache Costs,” Overhaul & Maintenance, September 2008

“Human Factors: SMS FAQs, Courtesy of Singapore,” Overhaul & Maintenance, August 2008

“Human Factors: Back to Basics,” Overhaul & Maintenance, July 2008

“Human Factors: Putting the ‘Culture’ in ‘Safety Culture,'” Overhaul & Maintenance, June 2008

“Technical Innovation: Composite Wiring Could Lighten the Load,” Overhaul & Maintenance, June 2008

“Human Factors: Global Approach to Safety,” Overhaul & Maintenance, May 2008

“Technical Innovation: Modified Zirconia Coating Could Reduce Engine Wear,” Overhaul & Maintenance, May 2008

“Human Factors: Plan, Do, Check, Act,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2008

“Technical Innovation: Inflight TV for Bizjets,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2008

“Boom Time for Helo MRO,” Overhaul & Maintenance, April 2008

“Northrop Grumman Technical Services: Dave Werkheiser,” Overhaul & Maintenance, March 2008

“Technical Innovation: Oil-Repelling Materials,” Overhaul & Maintenance, March 2008

“Two Weeks Till Takeoff,” Overhaul & Maintenance, March 2008

“Technical Innovation: Anti-Missile Defense Systems for Civilian Aircraft,” Overhaul & Maintenance, February 2008

“Technical Innovation: ‘Smart’ Structural Health Monitoring,” Overhaul & Maintenance, January 2008

“Technical Innovation: Wireless ‘Mesh’ Systems Aim for Prime Connectivity,” Overhaul & Maintenance, December 2007

“Technical Innovation: Wing Mod Designed to Reduce Fuel Burn, Emissions,” Overhaul & Maintenance, November 2007

“Technical Innovation: Elsyca Provides Tooling Design Software for Precise Coating,” Overhaul & Maintenance, October 2007

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