selected articles & ESSAYS

"Indian Summer,” Vogue, June 2017.
Profile of the outspoken writer Arundhati Roy upon the publication of her long-awaited second novel.

"Uzbekistan Uncovered,” Condé Nast Traveler, Dec. 2017.
Travel article exploring the heart of the historical Silk Road in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. 

"Lone Star Bohemia," Vanity Fair, with Sean Wilsey, July 2012.
Profile of the unusual Far West Texas town of Marfa—once a cattle boomtown, now a mecca for artists and the culturally curious.

“When One Sibling Is Developmentally Disabled,” NPR. Nov. 24, 2010.
Essay about the joy and complexity of having a special-needs sibling.

"In Marfa, Texas, Minimalist Art and Maximum Flavor” New York Times, Nov. 18, 2009. 
Travel piece about eating well in the cultural outpost of Marfa, Texas.


"Seasoning's Greetings," New York Times Magazine, Sept. 19, 2008.

An essay in The Way We Eat column about growing up in America’s Dairyland and learning to love spice in Nepal.


"The Art of Losing," Lives, New York Times Magazine, Aug. 3, 2008.

An essay in the Lives column about traveling with three generations in Europe, including an infant daughter and special-needs sister.


“The Space Between Things,” The Chinati Foundation Newsletter, Vol. 10, Spring 2006.

A story about the friendship between the artists Donald Judd and John Wesley.


“Code Orange,” The London Review of Books, March 6, 2003.

A personal essay about fear-mongering in the U.S. before the first war in Iraq.


"The Poor Thing,” McSweeney’s, No. 11, 2003. 

An essay about three young Nepali women who have migrated, driven by economic necessity, to Mumbai to work in the red-light district.




"The Terms," The Mississippi Review, Issue 33, March 2005.

An American couple trying to adopt a child in Ecuador deals with obstacles in their own relationship.


"Eternal Bliss,” Open City, Vol.. 12, Spring 2001.

A white American man living as a Hindu ascetic tries to return to his ashram after being kicked out in Rishikesh, India.


“Azure," American Short Fiction, Vol. 6, No. 21, Spring 1996.

A Tibetan-British girl living in a dissolute enclave of expats in Kathmandu comes to grips with her mother’s shortcomings. 



Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories, Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, and Mark Budman, Persea Books, 2011.


Freud’s Blind Spot: 23 Original Essays on Cherished, Estranged, Lost, Hurtful, Complicated Siblings, Elisa Albert, Free Press, 2010.


State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey, Ecco, 2008.


The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers, Vendela Vida, McSweeney’s Books, 2005.


The KGB Bar Reader, Ken Foster, William Morrow & Co., 1998