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Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist, personal essayist, and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  He is author of five books: Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia (1993); Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs (1998), The New Rabbi (2002), the essay collection Husbandry (2007), and Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time (2010). He began his career at Philadelphia magazine (where he was a long-time senior writer and, later, editor-in-chief) and has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Glamour, a monthly columnist at GQ and Ladies’ Home Journal and a regular contributor to The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone and Parade. He has won two National Magazine Awards and has been a finalist for two others; he has also won the National SDX/SPJ Award for Magazine Reporting, the National Headliner Award for Outstanding Feature Writing, the Vidocq Society Medal of Honor and five Clarion Awards. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been teaching magazine writing at Columbia since 2003.

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 

 

Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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