When my son, Isaac, was a year old, our family crash-landed in Brookline, Mass., for medical reasons. My husband was recovering from a near fatal blood-clotting episode and weeks in the I.C.U. It was very far away from where we had started as expatriates working in Dubai, the jet-setting city we’d long called home. WeContinue reading
Women make up an increasingly mighty minority in the trades. Eleven professionals discuss their experience working in the traditionally male-dominated field In the United States, the trades are booming. However, according to recent data from the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up just 9.9% of the construction industry in the country, with nearlyContinue reading
As Sarah Whiting, the new dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, prepares to publicly meet her community for the first time, her chosen anthem, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” blasts through the school’s Piper Auditorium. Students and professors pour in through the doors, a sea of black jeans and Moleskine notebooks. Whiting takes the stageContinue reading
On May 16, a group of 26 honours middle school students and their teachers visiting the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston on a self-guided field tour reported multiple incidents of racism, including being closely followed by security guards and crossing paths with a white patron who hissed an expletive as they entered a gallery.Continue reading
I am an American freelance writer based in Boston. I lived and worked in the Middle East for seven years. I hold a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. My publications center around arts and culture from the Middle East and far beyond its borders (most recently, design in New England as well as personal essays).