Do you love?

Do we love? Do we love another person less because he or she happened to be born in another country and we happened to be born in this one? Do we love her less because she has a different skin color? Or speaks a different language? Do we love him less because he worships a…

On the new “Designed by Apple in California” campaign …

[My response to the new “Designed by Apple in California” campaign, which ran so frequently on television during the NHL playoffs and is now being pushed full-throatedly across mediums.] This is it. This is what matters. The experience of a product. How it makes someone feel. When you start by imagining What that might be…

My Not-So-Secret Identity: Glasses On and Off

When I was growing up in New York, I was definitely considered shy and quiet, lacking confidence, unsure of myself. I agreed with this assessment. It’s fair to say, I think, that in my adult life, which has taken place almost entirely away from New York, just about no one has thought of me in…

Beginnings: R. Carlos Nakai

The first substantive interview I ever did was with R. Carlos Nakai in 1998. I’d worked at a newspaper as a copy editor and reporter and done countless, deadline-driven get-the-job-done interviews with sports team coaches and players. Earlier, I’d met many political leaders while studying government at Georgetown and even gotten to spend a bit…