Lizzie Garrett

Lizzie Garrett

Lizzie Garrett is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who covers everything from politics to pendant lamps. She received a B.A. degree from Occidental College in American History and Studio Art. After interning for W and Los Angeles Magazine while still in school, Ms. Garrett began her full-time writing career with Bon App

Solving for Y

The first time we spoke she walked past me, pointed at my feet without breaking her stride, and sternly said, "€œGood shoes."€ By the time I thought of something to say back she was on the other side of the building. It"€™d be weeks later before we would first make eye contact. Was I, the ...

Katharine Hepburn and the Tomboys Who Followed

It’s hard to open a fashion magazine or celebrity rag this year without reading tomboy-this or boyfriend cut-that. Twenty years ago, however, or even five, the word tomboy, both as a noun and an adjective, was—let’s face it—as outré as “girl power” is today. ...

George Kennan and the Discovery of Realism

The tradition of thought with which George Kennan (1904-2005) is most often identified is that of political realism. That tradition appears to most Americans to be rather foreign, incompatible with new world enlightenment and morality. To them, diplomacy is morality as it applies to relations ...

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