Mr. Charisma: Obama or Osama
New York Post
April 7, 2007
Up, Up, and Away
Today, air travel is just another form of mass transit. Is there any going back to the glamorous days of yore?
The Atlantic Monthly, January/February 2007
In Julius Shulman's photographs, modern architecture became seductive, comfortable, and immortal
The Atlantic Monthly, November 2006
Once the province of Garbo and Astaire, movie glamour now comes from Superman, Spider-Man, and Storm.
The Atlantic Monthly, October 2006
Gadgets and Glamour: Let's Make Some Magic, With No Strings Attached
The New York Times, May 4, 2005
Old Hollywood Glamour--And the Man Who Invented It
A slide-show essay on George Hurrell
Slate, February 25, 2005
High In the Sunlit Silence
The enduring glamour of aviation
Reason Online, December 22, 2004
The Gilded Age
Excerpt from essay in
Glamour: Fashion, Industrial Design, Architecture T: The New York Times Style Magazine, October 10, 2004
SPEECHES ON GLAMOUR
Politics and Glamour
The College of Charleston, October 6, 2010
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TED 2004, "The Power of Glamour," audience member's notes
Caveat: This presentation represents a very early exploration of ideas that I have significantly developed and refined since then.