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.
Although Harvey has come and gone, many in our community continue to struggle with uncertain physical, temporal, and emotional spaces. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover and heal.
Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.
The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed.
Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks
Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability
Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch
Fall 2017 Study Tour
Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26–Monday, October 30, 2017
Spring 2018 Study Tour
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3–Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar
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