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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nice to make your cyber-acquaintance.

Reviews of “And Then We Danced”

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

“Exhilarating” (Publishers Weekly)“Sublime” (Vanity Fair)“A standout” (Kirkus Reviews)“Henry Alford is an impossibly funny writer.” (New York Magazine)“Alford seamlessly interweaves heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes about his deep dive into all things dance…Alford is a master of pulling the heartstrings, but in ...

Recently

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's some stuff I've written recently, with links. Apologies for this data dump! -I went camping at the country's newest national park, which is gorgeous but which is located in between a power plant and the world's largest steel mill (New ...

Recently

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-An algorithm: If you like writing e-mails that have more than nine exclamation points, then you might also like going to a gym where you smash furniture with a hammer. (My humor piece from the New Yorker.) -Not to sound alarmist, ...

I Meet Some Chickens

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have a piece in this week's New Yorker in which I try to find the most pampered backyard chicken in Silicon Valley. (Why? Because a recent Washington Post article stated that, in Silicon Valley, having a pimped-out chicken coop ...

Filthy filthy filthy

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

For a segment on the great public radio show Studio 360, I took the uncleanest person I know (comedian Dave Hill) to an exhibition of art made solely from dust, dirt, and smog. Listen here. Huge thanks to producers Sarah ...

Misty!

Friday, June 15th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have the huge honor--or, rather, my new book does--of being reviewed by ballerina Misty Copeland on the front page of this Sunday's New York Times Book Review. [sound of heart and ego exploding] (Update: And now I've had the opportunity to ...

What Have I Done to Deserve This (from Vanity Fair)?

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Sweating Out My Worth

Friday, March 30th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The new fitness app Sweatcoin measures your footfalls and then rewards you with the app's own digital currency (called, no surprise, sweatcoins). Would it be possible to turn sweatcoins into cold, hard cash? I endeavored to find out. My story ...

First review of new book is in…

Friday, March 16th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

...And it is kind and happy-making.