Fear and the Afterlife in Aruba: My Personal Journey in The New York Times (and Photos!)

  We had been in the lobby of our hotel in Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, for only a few minutes when the Dutch territory’s Arcadian “One Happy Island” front was shattered by a desk clerk whose petulance hit me like a left hook straight to the temple. As she delivered the rules and regulations like a stern lecture, scolding my daughter …

A dominiyorkian in Paris

A couple weeks ago, my husband told me he was going to Paris to film a leg of a documentary he’s working on about the history of hip-hop and urban fashion. I didn’t think twice about inviting myself to go with. I love Paris, even in the winter, and, more importantly, I had an overdue debt to pay to Saint …