I'm a cultural critic, author, journalist, professor, and dean at Parsons School of Design. I write the "Face Forward" column for the NY Times Style section, on beauty, media, and politics. I have been working as a writing consultant on The New Look, Apple+'s new series on European fashion, Dior and Chanel. I have written books on theater, fashion, modern dance, and literature. My last book was Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History (Random House) which has a long section on Chanel's work as a theater and film costumer. I have also been a theater and dance critic, and for 4 years wrote the "Reading the Signs" column for NY Magazine's The Cut. I have been a professor of comparative literature, theater studies and performance, and have a dance background. Also ran my own consulting firm for years--specializing in women's issues, strategy, market research, and crisis intervention. Went to Yale for my PhD and BA. Spent years living, studying, and working in Paris. Born and raised in NYC, alumna of Hunter College High School. I am hoping to do more writing and consulting for film and television.
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MORE ABOUT ME
The performance that absolutely changed my life was Ariane Mnouchkine's Twelfth Night in Avignon, at the Palais des Papes. And one more: Teno Sehgal's "This Progress" at the Guggenheim. I feel most like myself when I'm writing or deep in conversation with someone who challenges me. My favorite thing to do when not writing is dancing. Stories need to engage our bodies more.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A very big book about the untapped power of women's culture in global politics. A very inchoate play called 'The Interview."
Feminist, New Yorker, talker, narrative nonfiction, biography, dance, fashion, France.
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