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The Right to Bare Bums

Facing nipple discrimination and misconduct at the spa

Features Sunscreen?” my friend Ross asks, tightening the lid on a thermos full of yerba maté. “Check.” We are prepping for a hot springs adventure, doing a final supply inventory before hitting the road.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Dani Katz

Hi, Desert


Opinion The hot springs were as much an Iceland draw as the elusive and as-yet-unseen aurora borealis. So, after two days spent tooling around Reykjavik, I’m itching to get out into the countryside and into a geother...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Dani Katz

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To Protect and Serve: Trust them, they’re police officers

Opinion It’s rush hour and it’s raining. I’m on my way to Trader Joes to forage for dinner when my car decides to slip into a coma (note to self: stop buying cars at places that sell über-crappy, budget jerry-ri...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Dani Katz

Healing on Your Own Terms

One woman’s accident is the same woman’s triumph

Sweat You’re an avid snowboarder, shredding down a Lake Tahoe mountain, when you fall…40 feet. You wake up in the hospital, paralyzed from the shattered neck down. You’re staring up at the ceiling through frigh...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Dani Katz

Hi, Desert

Thursdays with Starseed: Seek and ye shall find…surprises.

Opinion I’m at the Aztec, which isn’t actually newsworthy, because I’m here every week—be it for the kale salad, the loose-leaf yerba mate or the free wi-fi (OK, and the free wi-fi). But I’m not here to mil...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Dani Katz

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Ukelele Club: I got my first real four-string…

Opinion Too old for Rock Camp. Too lame for Guitar Workshop. Not talented, invited or naked enough to join The Sticky. My chances of making music with others are looking imaginary, at best, which makes sense given that...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Dani Katz

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Santa Fe’s Spooky Side

Opinion A ghost haunts the river near my house. She wears a long black dress with a high collar (think Viktor & Rolf, only dusty, tattered and blood-stained), and cries at night. Some say she cries because she miss...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Dani Katz

A Stolen Swim

Hi, Desert

Summer Guide It’s hot. Not like regular ol’ summer hot; we’re talking desert-mountain in July kind of hot, sweltering in the shade and wishing on an Ice Age kind of hot. You need water—big, enveloping water, not you...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Dani Katz

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Dumpster Decorating

Opinion It’s been over a year of residencies, sublets and couch crashes, and it’s time to get my own digs. I hunt tenaciously, determined to find a place rife with sunlight, privacy, built-ins and garden space, gar...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Dani Katz

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I thought spring had sprung

Opinion I sprawl away my Sunday on the front porch of my housesit in a whisper of a sundress, soaking up the vitamin D, while reading the New York Times. Spring at last; spring at last; thank God almighty, spring at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Dani Katz
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