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Eliza Krigman

Journalist

London, UK

Eliza Krigman

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Forget karaoke: People are getting naked for art in sketchy British pubs

Sitting in the upstairs room of an East London pub, I fiddle nervously with my glass of wine and eyeball the 30 or so other people around me. We have all come to the bar to do life drawing. No experience or commitment necessary — just a modest fee of 5 pounds (roughly $8), which includes pencils and paper.
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An Afternoon of Countryside Curling? Sure, Why Not.

Having moved to London in the heart of winter—when the gray skies cast their eternally dull pallor on the city and it’s dark before the evening commute home—I leapt at an invite to spend a day in the British countryside, curling. Yes, curling, the Scottish sport that is something akin to shuffleboard on ice.
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Go Wild: My Month as a Hunter-Gatherer—and How It Affected My Health

It's a sunny fall Sunday morning in September, and I'm rolling on wet grass in upstate New York with 40-odd other grown adults. a move I haven't attempted since adolescence. After several hours of "readaptive conditioning and training," as our teacher, Daniel Vitalis, calls this series of exercises he's leading us through, I've stretched muscles I didn't remember I had.
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The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture

If Sheryl Sandberg is the poster child of the one percent of women having it all, the mighty women driving Monster Jam trucks serve as feminist exemplar for the other 99 percent. When my British husband insisted that what he truly wanted for his birthday was to see a Monster Jam Truck show, I cringed inside.
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How Women Really Feel About Company-Provided Egg Freezing

Last month, news broke that Facebook and Apple would cover egg freezing in their insurance packages, paying $20,000 per female employee interested in the procedure. This past Saturday, many of the 50 attendees at a Washington, D.C. conference on egg freezing, organized by the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic, applauded the corporate move.
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A Surge of Excitement in an East London Neighborhood

De Beauvoir, a sleepy neighborhood straddling the East London boroughs of Hackney and Islington, was defined not so long ago by its stately Victorian architecture and space for weekend picnickers to sprawl on the verdant central square. But no more. De Beauvoir is booming, thanks to new public transportation and the gentrification unfolding in the eastern side of the city.
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His home is where the art is

If the walls of Micah Greenberg’s apartment could talk, you might hear about cyanotype printing, fermenting food or hangover cures from around the world. About cooking with snow, lock-picking or how to manage a food swap in which participants barter homemade or foraged goods. By offering his Adams Morgan home as a haven for emerging artists and innovators, Greenberg has created a hub for the creative and the curious.
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Pie baker turns passion into an apprentice tour, blog, baking business and cookbook

Correction: An earlier version of the article gave an incorrect date for the season opening of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, where Lamothe will be vending. The opening has been delayed from April 12 to April 19. This version has been corrected. Teeny Lamothe was acting in Chicago — and babysitting to make ends meet — when she realized she wanted to follow her bliss: pie.
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Colorado education law may mark a national shift

The law ties teachers' job reviews to the performances of their students on achievement tests. Similar legislation is pending in other states; federal dollars may be at stake. A landmark Colorado law that ties teacher evaluations to the progress of their students on achievement tests could help build momentum for a national movement that seeks to overhaul how instructors' tenure and pay is earned, education leaders say.
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AT&T gave cash to merger backers

In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Education Association have each issued public statements in support of the deal. The groups all say their public positions have nothing to do with the money they received from AT&T. And AT&T says it supports nonprofit groups because it’s the right thing to do — and not because of any quid pro quo.
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Radio Daze

Before the advent of WSUM, a tiny lakeshore station became a big part of campus culture. On a Friday night in the spring of 1978, Ruth Elmendorf x’81 and her teammates took up residence at Adams Hall, ready for action. Elmendorf had agreed to participate in the campus radio station trivia marathon at the behest of a friend.
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One Year Later, World Takes Stock of Snowden's Explosive Spy Leaks

Since Edward Snowden blew the lid off a number of sensitive and controversial NSA intelligence-gathering programs exactly one year ago, the world has been consumed by the debate over the appropriate boundaries of spying in the digital age.
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About

Eliza Krigman

Eliza Krigman is an independent journalist based in London. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Marie Claire and the Los Angeles Times, among other leading publications. She has been a featured guest on both national radio and television. Before launching a career as an independent writer, she held staff positions at National Journal and Politico.

She grew up in Boston, MA and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She can be reached at eliza@elizakrigman.com