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Eliza Krigman

Journalist

London, UK

Eliza Krigman

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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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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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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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In Praise of Breaking Bad's Skyler White

For her incredible portrayal of Skyler White, the wife of the antihero Walter White on the hit show Breaking Bad, Anna Gunn won a well-deserved Emmy last week. I'm glad she got recognition for a sterling acting performance. But perhaps even more deserving than Gunn is the show's creator Vince Gilligan and his team of writers for creating such a compelling character.
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In Praise of Snooki, Feminist Mom

Breaking free from her new life as a mother and fiancée, the inimitable Snooki marshals her Jersey posse of Guidettes for a ladies' night out in the latest episode of her current show. In the booze-filled limo ride to the club, Snooki breaks out her breast pump, starts waving it around to the beat of the music, and then puts it to use.
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Hey Russell Brand, You Don’t Have to Sexually Harass Women to Make a Point!

Actor Russell Brand bitch-slapped the Internet into paying attention this week after a riotous and raucous appearance on “Morning Joe.”. His antics careened from funny to offensive as he gave the hosts a dressing-down for disrespecting him by speaking about him in the third person and continually bringing the conversation back to his appearance.
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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