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Gloria Vandekemp of Plutino Models, June 2018. See the gallery.


"He believes the war was fundamentally unwinnable, and on this assumption every step towards it (and deeper into it) was obviously a mistake: the sending of combat units, the bombing of North Vietnam, new troop requests by American commanders — all these decisions he inspects for cognitive failures and untested assumptions. Unsurprisingly, he finds them."

Read my Spectator review of Brian VanDeMark's new book on the decisionsthatlead to the Vietnam War.


A new collaboration with the talented Rose Paré, who wrote and stars in "Sometimes HE Tickles" (released February 2019). More here.

Hanging around in cars with Quin Douris of Ciotti Models (June 2018). See the full gallery here.


"We do our children a disservice if we prepare them for the art but not for the grind, for the inspiration but not for the implementation. They need to be capable of doing either, and often both."

Read my Literary Review of Canada essay on raising kids in an era of risk-aversion and rapid change.


Canadian triptych. Shot on a flight from Toronto to Vancouver, December 2018.



Introducing Rose Paré in her debut film, "Commencement" (released January 2019). More here.

Ballet: this haiku of motion (photographed December 2018)

"This is no paradox, but the complex expression of a metropolis responding to forces largely outside its control. The docks and warehouses that supported the massive trade flows of the British Empire – and made Calcutta the largest city in Asia for a time – are hollowed out and collapsing."

Read my Times Literary Supplement review of Kushanava Choudhury's The Epic City: The world on the streets of Calcutta (Bloomsbury)


Reverence and contemplation. The shrine of Sainte Rita de Cascia in l'église de la Madeleine, Paris.  (Photographed in September 2018)



Watch my interview-documentary with The New School's Shannon Mattern on the myriad ways a city can be considered "intelligent". Originally published on urbanNext.

The sisterhood. (May 2018)


With Jane Walker of AMTI, April 2018. See the gallery.


The night willow. (November 2018)

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