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Welcome

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Reviews of “And Then We Danced”

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

“Exhilarating” (Publishers Weekly) “Sublime...Joyous” (Bruce Handy in Vanity Fair) “A standout” (Kirkus Reviews) "Henry Alford is an impossibly funny writer. This book is a droll collection of dance-related meet-ups and experiences...that coalesce into a memoir of self-discovery." (New York Magazine) ...

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 | 1 Comment »

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.

Where “Shake Yoga” Can Take You

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's a story I did for the New York Times about a bestselling book in Japan that promises--through the magic of thigh-based jiggling--to have you doing the splits in a month's time.  The book was written by a yoga teacher ...

Naked Dinner (and I do not speak metaphorically)

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

"Henry," you've probably found yourself thinking, "did you and your boyfriend Greg, on your recent trip to Paris, happen to visit Paris's first nudist restaurant?" Why, yes, yes we did. (And subsequent thanks to subsequent shoutouts from Boing Boing , editor Sam ...