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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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Finishing up Spring 2018! 
 

Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
April 3-9
And our travelers are there in the present!

 

Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston

 

Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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