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I'm a frequent contributor to the travel and food sections of The Boston Globe. My writing has also been featured in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ShowBoats International, American Way Magazine, The Robb Report, Yankee Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, and the literary magazine, Tin House. I'm a co-contributor to the travel column, Here, There, and Everywhere, appearing weekly in The Boston Globe.
A freelance writer with an MFA from Mass College of Art, I often publish my own photographs and illustrations to accompany my stories. My special interest—some might say obsession—is the world of oysters and shucking competitions.
The Boston Globe: Visiting ROMA Film Locations
March 6, 2019
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s memoir of childhood in Mexico City, received 10 Academy Award nominations this year, and won in three big categories: best foreign language film, best cinematography, and best director.
Set in 1970, the movie is an intimate portrait of Cuarón’s neighborhood, Colonia Roma, and the people who populated it, especially his nanny, an indigenous Mixtec woman played by Oscar-nominated Yalitza Aparico. Filmed in black and white, the movie captures the spirit of the past, aided in part by a devastating earthquake in 1985 that slowed the district’s gentrification. On a recent visit, I was curious to see this other part of Mexico City, outside of its impressive tourist destinations. Visiting places where the movie was filmed, it was easy to imagine the area as it looked half a century ago....." continue reading