Immigration: Is Europe a Warning of What Could Happen in the U.S.?

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In many interviews after the #CharlieHebdo attacks, European academics and journalists pointed to the lack of integration as a key motivator by so-called radicalized Europeans of Muslim faith. Unlike America, experts argued that these immigrants and their citizen children have been socially and politically excluded from society. As someone who has spent more than a decade reporting […]

What Gina Rodriguez Got Wrong at the Golden Globes

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The Twitter surge matched Gina Rodriguez’s emotions when she accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her leading role in the CW comedy Jane the Virgen. Choking back tears, she declared: “This award is so much than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Unlike everyone on my Twitter […]

New Year, New Menu at Cuba Libre

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I love classics but am always intrigued when a creative mind can pull off a twist that is at once convincing and fresh. That’s what executive chef Matt Zagorski accomplished with his updated menu at Cuba Libre restaurant in Washington, D.C. I had the opportunity to savor his creations right before President Obama announced the beginning […]

Something To Do: Sushi School at Masa 14

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Bored of the same boozy brunch each week? Is the thermostat not your friend because it’s getting too butt cold or sweltering hot to be outdoors? Couples, how about adding some pizazz into your marriage routine that’s not the run of the mill “dinner and a movie”? Singles, how about a cool first date? These […]