Author and journalist

Creativity and the Brain: What an artist and a scientist know


What happens in the human brain that differentiates creative thinking from the more idle variety? 

Frank Sinatra: Palm Springs His Way


“When Mr. Sinatra came into the dining room, everything stopped. Silence came over this room."

Travel Like a Hedge Fund Manager


A champagne bucket list for anyone who’s never quite grasped the concept of sticker shock.

Chuck Sheetz: Directing 'The Simpsons'


If Chuck Sheetz's roommate hadn’t said, “I’m going to take an animation class. Why don’t you take it too?” his career might have gone in a completely different direction.

A Hungry Planet: Preparing for the next population boom


By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion. If we can’t feed  ourselves sustainably, food scarcity will be  least of our worries.

CAR T Therapy — An exciting breakthrough in cancer care


Chemotherapy kills not only cancer cells, but also normal cells. CAR T therapy targets the tumor cells without hurting normal tissue.

Searching for Unusual Food Finds in Hawaii


Sure, we love island specialties liked pit-roasted pork and poke — but what to do when you crave bagels and lox.

World's Best Digital Detox Retreats


From the last email before we fall asleep to the first tweet upon rising, our most intimate relationships are often electronic. 

A Professor Works toward Social Change for the Needy


You'll find  Cheryl Grills at the front lines of social movements everywhere from South Central Los Angeles to the troubled streets of Ferguson, Missouri.