Nia Michaels, Artist

My friend Nia makes beautiful collage like artwork out of vintage tins and tin type photographs and other stuff. I own two pieces of her work (this is one of them, he’s the Patron Saint of Bees) and bought a small one for my mom as a Hannukah gift. Her work is getting more and …
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Guest Post: African Reunion

“Are you going to Africa?” the driver asked as I sat down in my taxi to the Seattle airport. Were my REI conversion pants were a giveaway? “Yes,” I told him, “I’m headed to Tanzania.” “I knew it! When you got in the cab I was immediately happy,” he shouted. As a college student in …
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My Own Personal Krampus

Every time the season appears, I think, “Oh, no, that’s not how you do Krampus!” It’s an odd thing that a suburban Jewish girl should have such opinions about a pagan/Christian Austrian tradition, but there you have it. I originally wrote this piece for Gadling. I have a photo, printed from film, old school … …
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