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Ian Frazier

What Fortune Cookies Might Sound Like if They Were actually Chinese: A New Year's Love Story

The New York Public Library | Posted 04.15.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

Thursday is the start of the Year of the Goat, and Chinatown streets worldwide will fill with dragon dances, red lanterns and firecrackers. Those are all authentic Chinese inventions, though a newer, overseas addition to the party is not: fortune cookies.

Bad Trips: Wonderful Essays About Awful Travel Experiences | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Vacations are sacred, especially in America, where we work longer hours than our counterparts in Europe and still aren’t legally entitled to a singl...

A Catalog Of Dirty Words Used In "The New Yorker"

The Awl | Elon Green @ 1:30 Pm | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Famous story, here recounted by The Daily News: Harold Brodkey used to tell the tale of how legendary New Yorker magazine editor William Shawn hand...

Dispatch From Siberia: The Ian Frazier Interview

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Ian Frazier balances a profound sense of curiosity with an equally profound sense of humor. He's as comfortable writing about Russian literature as h...

Out and About in NY: Lauding Legendary Bill Cunningham

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Photographing folks at such events, one never fails to search out the alert presence of Bill Cunningham. His being there gives an event a certain gravitas which only he can confer.