Alumnae/i Blogs

Are you a Vassar alum with a blog? Let us know.


Art and Architecture

Matt Reiniger '05
The Dreaming Wheel
Subject: Showcase of photos, illustrations, and more
http://thedreamingwheel.tumblr.com

Eileen Zyko Wolter '93
it marks the spot
Subject: Art social marketing
http://itmarksthespot.tumblr.com

Sienna Brown '13, Alyssa Aparicio '11, and Indiana Garcia '11
WildSpice Mag
Subject: Empowering photographs, writing, and other art forms
http://wildspicemag.com

Community Service and Social Activism

Britt Bravo '91
Big Vision Consulting
Subject: “Helping you realize your big vision in a fun, intuitive & practical way.”
http://brittbravo.com

Chelsea Greenwood '13
The World Race
Subject: A Christian missionary program visiting 11 countries in 11 months
http://chelseagreenwood.theworldrace.org

Economics and Business

Eryc Eyl '93
Subject: Organizational and personal culture, change, leadership, and more
http://www.eryceyl.com/blog/

Brooks Kaiser '91
Subject: Environmental and business economics
http://www.mereconomics.com/

Education

Barbara Coward '88
Enrollment Strategies
Subject: MBA marketing and admissions
http://www.enrollmentstrategies.net/

Betsy Massar '75
Master Admissions
Subject: MBA admissions, programs, and career opportunities
http://masteradmissions.com/blog/

Finn Smith '02
finnismundi
Subject: Education and technology
http://finnismundi.com

Dale Mezzacappa '72
The Notebook
Subject: Watchdog reporting on Philadelphia public schools
http://www.thenotebook.org/user/13

The Environment

Alexandra Grabbe '69
Wellfleet Today, a Chezsven Blog
Subject: green living on Cape Cod
http://www.wellfleettoday.com

Food and Farming

Jason Schreiber '04
Subject: Pastry and food styling
http://www.jasonschreiber.com/blog/

Indira Ganesan '82
Subject: gardening, the weather, food, and writing
http://indiraganesan.com

Liz Crain '82
Food Lover's Guide to Portland
Subject: Food in Portland, Oregon and cookbooks
http://www.lizcrain.com/foodloversguidetoportlandblog/

Natalie Keng '90
Chinese Southern Belle
Subject: Connecting Asian and American southern culture through food
http://www.chinesesouthernbelle.com

Jasmine Nielson '96
The drunken Fig
Subject: Recipes and writing with fresh ingredients
http://thedrunkenfig.com/

Lindsey Shapiro '06
Root Mass Farm blog
Subject: Farming
http://www.rootmassfarm.com/blog-2/

Andrew Zimmern '84
Andrew Zimmern’s Blog
Subject: Food
http://www.andrewzimmern.com/blog/andrew

Health and Fitness

Hayden-William Courtland '99
Science for Fitness
Subject: Science-based fitness, health, and disease
http://www.scienceforfitness.com/

Lisbeth Darsh '87
Words With Lisbeth
Subject: Self motivation and the importance of fitness
http://wordswithlisbeth.com/

Luis Marcial ’02
The Diabeater
Subject: Overcoming type II diabetes and regaining health
http://diabeater.wordpress.com

History

Megan Brett '04
A Magpie Historian
Subject: A scholar’s perspective on history
http://meganrbrett.net

Randolph Hollingsworth '79
Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era, University of Kentucky
Subject: the participation of KY women in 20th century civil rights
http://www.kywcrh.org/members/hollingsworth/

LGBTQ

Andy Towle '89
Towle Road
Subject: Targeted to gay men, but “more than just gay news”
http://www.towleroad.com

Lifestyle and Pop Culture

Dan Bucatinsky '87
Subject: Family, life, acting, writing, and producing
http://danbucatinsky.com/blog

Hua Hsu, associate professor of English
Subject: Music, sports, literature, art
http://grantland.com/contributors/hua-hsu/

Kiese Laymon, associate professor of English
Subject: Pop culture and politics
http://www.kieselaymon.com/blog/

Evan Orensten '88
Cool Hunting
Subject: "innovation and inspiration" in pop culture
http://www.coolhunting.com/author/evan-orensten/

Media

(publishing, authors, photography, writing, and more)

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond '98
People Who Write
Subject: Getting published, sharing information, and writing advice
http://peoplewhowrite.wordpress.com

Emilie McDonald '91
Filmmaker Mama
Subject: The life of a devoted filmmaker who is also the full-time caretaker of her young daughter
http://filmmakermama.blogspot.com

Ariel Jastromb '07
Ariel Jastromb Writes Poems
Subject: Poetry
http://arieljastrombwritespoems.com

Linda Fairstein '69
Subject: Alex Cooper crime novels
http://www.lindafairstein.com/blog/

Amitava Kumar, professor
Amitava Kumar
Subject: Writing, publishing
http://www.amitavakumar.com/whats-new/

Terry DeRoy Gruber '75
Gruber Photographers Blog
Subject: Photography
http://gruberphotographers.com/Blog

Benjy Sarlin '07
Subject: Immigration, elections, and other news topics
http://fb-benjysarlin.people.msnbc.com

Steven Cook '90
From the Potomac to the Euphrates
Subject: Middle East affairs
http://blogs.cfr.org/cook/2014/09/

B. Lynn Goodwin '71
Writer Advice
Subject: Writing, writing resources, contests and markets for writers
http://www.writeradvice.com

Emily Weisgrau '96
Very Short Movie Reviews
Subject: Brief commentary on current films
http://veryshortmoviereviews.tumblr.com

Music

Eli Spindel '06
SOBlog (The String Orchestra of Brooklyn)
Subject: Music
http://www.thesob.org/blog/

Parenting

Corey Jamison '88
Moms@Work
Subject: Parenting
http://www.workingmother.com/blogs/putting-courage-work

Marguerite Elisofon '78
The Never-Empty Nest
Subject: Raising children with special needs and college-aged children
http://the-never-empty-nest.blogspot.com

Denise Schipani '88
Mean Moms Rule
Subject: Parenting
http://deniseschipani.com

Also a freelance writer, author of Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later, April 2012

Politics

Betsy Connor Bowen '66
The Tilted Liberal
Subject: National and world affairs, writing
http://www.betsyconnorbowen.com

Rick Lazio '80
Ignite with Rick Lazio
Subject: Politics, economics, and social issues (includes other contributors)
http://ignitewithricklazio.com

Leonard Steinhorn '77
Leonard Steinhorn at the Huffington Post
Subject: Politics, current events
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonard-steinhorn

Jonathan Karl '90
Twitter @jonkarl
Subject: Notes from ABC News senior political correspondent
https://twitter.com/jonkarl

Also blogs at ABC News
Subject: Politics
http://abcnews.go.com/Author/Jonathan_Karl

Psychology

Mark Banschick '78
The Intelligent Divorce, Psychology Today
Subject: Psychiatry, divorce, relationships, parenting
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-intelligent-divorce

Dara Greenwood, professor
Mirror, Mirror
Subject: (Mis)representations of gender and identity in popular culture
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mirror-mirror

Heather Lowry Quinlan '89
Bluebird Pages
Subject: Relationships, self-esteem, body image
http://bluebirdpages.com

Technology

(including the Internet and social media)

Hunter Walk '95
Subject: Technology, business, technology start-ups
http://hunterwalk.com

Pedro L Rodriguez '05
Subject: Social media and technology
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pedro-l-rodriguez

Caterina Fake '91
Subject: Miscellaneous, including tech, from the founder of Flickr and Hunch
http://caterina.net

Eric Robinson '89
Blog Law Online
Subject: Internet law and policy
http://www.bloglawonline.com

Adele Hars '82
Advance Substrate News
Subject: Computer chip technology
http://www.advancedsubstratenews.com/pages/editors-blog/

Other

Taylor Mosley '15
Subject: Post-graduate journey 
http://www.whattaylorlikes.com/

Frances Boswell Luard '89
momfilter
Subject: Food, style, travel, family, and more 
http://momfilter.com/

Susan Sheu '91
Subject: Personal essays, family, and parenting
http://susansheu.com

Matthew Keith Siemionko '04
Insert Witty Comment
Subject: Personal essays
http://mksiemionko.wordpress.com

Rebecca Moore '88
What would the Wertis say?
Subject: commentary on social trends, behavior, cultural differences, and parenting
http://wertis.wordpress.com

Lunch in Brooklyn
Subject: middle school in the late '70s as told by a ficticious 8th grader
http://lunchinbrooklyn.wordpress.com

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