The TNB Self-Interview

The TNB Self-Interview

The Nervous Breakdown, September 8, 2014

…in which I boldly interview myself about my book Rebel Souls.

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How American Bohemia Was Born in a Basement Saloon

How American Bohemia Was Born in a Basement Saloon

Wall Street Journal online, September 5, 2014

For WSJ.com’s Speakeasy, a piece about Walt Whitman and his wild artist circle.

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Walt Whitman’s Secret History as a Barfly

Walt Whitman’s Secret History as a Barfly

History News Network, August 29, 2014

Time at Pfaff’s, a seedy Manhattan saloon, was essential to shaping the immortal poet.

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Money: The Unauthorized Biography

Money: The Unauthorized Biography

San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 2014

A review of Felix Martin’s book about the history of money.

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Jewels of Olmsted’s Unspoiled Midwest

Jewels of Olmsted’s Unspoiled Midwest

The New York Times, September 2, 2011

Olmsted is best known for his landscape design work in the East such as NYC’s Central Park. I visited some of his awesome and timeless Midwestern creations.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Friend of Free-Soil Kansas

Frederick Law Olmsted: Friend of Free-Soil Kansas

Lawrence Journal-World, July 2011

Olmsted, the pioneering landscape architect, was also a fervent abolitionist who purchased a cannon to help arm a free-state militia in Kansas.

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“A body of water so foul”

“A body of water so foul”

The Boston Globe, June 2011

More than a century ago, Olmsted transformed a fetid swamp in Boston’s Back Bay into a park. In the process, he achieved America’s very first act of wetlands restoration.

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City Winery’s Michael Dorf (Top NYC Entrepreneurs, 2011)

City Winery’s Michael Dorf (Top NYC Entrepreneurs, 2011)

Crain's New York Business, May 2011

Dorf – founder of the legendary Knitting Factory, where hipsters swilled warm beer in plastic cups while watching Yo La Tengo – has moved on to City Winery, a venue where sophisticates sip wine while watching Allen Toussaint.

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Smoke on Fire

Smoke on Fire

Fortune Small Business, September 2009

It’s the new melting pot: A family of mixed Mexican and Iranian descent has built a thriving Arlington, Tex.-based business selling hookahs made in China.

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Whatever Happened to Elektro?

Whatever Happened to Elektro?

DiscoverMagazine.com, January 7, 2009

After creating a sensation at the ’39 World’s Fair, this pioneering robot entered into a long decline.

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