I was a full-time journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering a wide range of subjects and beats, filing stories from five of the seven continents. (Africa and Antartica, I'll get to you one day.)  My last position was Washington bureau chief for Variety, 2005 - 2008. I'm a Contributing Editor for Washingtonian magazine, and I occasionally freelance for other publication/outlets as well now.


A sampling of articles in my specialty areas:

  • Travel


Want to ski on your summer vacation? Head to the Chilean Andes

Washington Post

March 15, 2016


Hamburgmania: Checking out Clubs the Beatles Played

Washington Post

May 11, 2003

The Sea of Cortez with UnCruise Adventures

Everett Potter’s Travel Report

April 3, 2017

  • Culture/Arts

Spotlight on a Long-Upstaged War

Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2009


Reading Beneath the Lines: The Archimedes Palimpsest

Wall Street Journal

October 12, 2011


TV not to blame for violence, study says


October 19, 2007

Hollywood pays respect to Valenti


May 1, 2007

The Globe, As Who Likes It?

Washington Post

December 17, 1995

Listen to the Music


March 2009

  • Politics


Barack 'N' Roll

Daily Beast

January 18, 2009

Busting heads and blaming Reds


January 11, 2000

  • Aerospace

The Plane with No Name

Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine

March 2002


'Palace' Is No Quick Fix for Airports


April 30, 2001


NASA budget problems alarm space-station collaborators


October 4, 2001

  • Science/Technology

'Identity crisis' racks depleted research arms of spy agencies


September 27, 2001

The Search for Extraterrestrials

CQ Researcher

March 5, 2004


  • Media Criticism

Visitation Rites: The Media and Reports of Religious Phenomena

American Journalism Review

September 1993






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