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BARBARA HERMAN             

Barbara is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, Town & Country, International Business Times, Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Into the Gloss, and PopSugar. Her book Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume (Lyons Press, 2013) was the culmination of years of researching and writing about vintage perfume on her blog, Yesterday’s Perfume. She’s the founder and creative director of ERIS PARFUMS.

FEATURED WRITING

On ‘Grey Gardens,’ Albert Maysles, and Editing One of the Greatest Documentaries Ever Made: Interview, Muffie Meyer” (International Business Times)
In Bed With Porn Super Agent Mark Spiegler: ‘It’s Business, With Sex’” (International Business Times)
Mr., Mrs. or Mx.? Oxford English Dictionary Adopts Gender-Neutral Honorific (International Business Times)
Allure’s Afro Tutorial for White Women: The Politics of Black Hair in Post-Rachel Dolezal America” (International Business Times)

New Orleans Bar Goers Resigned to Smoking Ban—Just Don’t Mess With Their Go-Cups (International Business Times)

“Esther Perel on Tinder and Why Fragile Millennials Seek Rejection-Free Sex” (International Business Times)

“Bumble: The Feminist Tinder and an Interview With Founder Whitney Wolfe” (International Business Times)
Starbucks Barista on ‘Race Together’ Campaign: ‘No One in My Store Has Done It” (International Business Times)
Galadrielle Allman’s ‘Please Be With Me’ (Book Review)” (Newsweek)
Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Food: A Love Story’ Explores America’s Weird Eating Habits, Including His Own” (International Business Times)
Confessions of a Professional Cuddler” (International Business Times)
A Professional Tarot Card Reader Tells All” (International Business Times)
Jessie Andrews: ‘I’m Not a Porn Star, I’m Just Someone Who Does Porn’ ” (International Business Times)
BDSM Sex Toy Sales Are Booming in the Bible Belt” (International Business Times)
New York Artist Debuts Her Own Armpit ‘Perfume’ in Harper’s Bazaar” (Newsweek)
Photographer Frank Relle Brings New Orleans to Moscow” (Newsweek)
Pre-Gentrified NYC Chronicled in Photos: ‘Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000 (International Business Times)

“Kalief Browder Suicide: Did Solitary Confinement Kill Him? Advocates On The ‘Torture’ Of Juvenile Detainees At Rikers Island” (International Business Times)

The Unbearable Whiteness of Abercrombie & Fitch” (International Business Times)
Wake Up and Smell the Facebook Alerts” (Newsweek)
Waiter, There’s a Cigar in My Cupcake!(Newsweek)
Interview With a Vampire’s Dentist” (Newsweek)
Where’s the Fire? New York’s First Vaping Lounge” (Newsweek)
China Through the Looking Glass: Academic Who Inspired Exhibit Talks About Rihanna’s Gown, Orientalism, and Not Going to the Met Gala(International Business Times)
Say It By Spraying It: What Your Perfume Says About You” (Wall Street Journal)
Men in Skirts, Women in Suits: Fashion Goes Genderqueer” (International Business Times)
Lagerfeld Confidential” (Popmatters)

AGENCY WORK

“Generation Z: Nonrebels With a Cause (Report)” (R/GA FutureVision)
“Gen Z and Privacy: They’re Less Conflicted Than Other Generations” (R/GA FutureVision)

“From Debating Politics to Digitally Self-Harming, Gen Z Is Using Social Media in New, Surprising Ways” (R/GA FutureVision)

“Gen Z and Millennials Are Largest Consumers of Specialty Food and Beverages” (R/GA FutureVision)

“Fashion and Beauty, Disrupted” (R/GA FutureVision)

“Gen Z, Social Media, and What Makes These Digital Natives Tick”
(R/GA FutureVision)
“Is it Time for TikTok to Monetize its Popularity?” (R/GA FutureVision)
“Deepfakes Will Make You Do a Double Take” (R/GA FutureVision)
“Hey, Q: What Gender Are You?” (R/GA FutureVision)
“Gen Z and the Impact of Social Media: It’s Complicated” (R/GA FutureVision)
“Out, Dark Patterns: The Rise (And, Hopefully, Fall) of Dark UX” (R/GA FutureVision)
“A Star is Reborn: The Rise of the Dead Digital Celebrity” (R/GA FutureVision)

INTERVIEWS

Perfumes Scents of Subversion? Sweat, Musk and Patchouli” (NPR, All Things Considered)
We’re Animals, After All” (New York Times)
What Does Mx. Smell Like?” (Shondaland)
“Perfume: Articles of Interest #9” (99% Invisible)
Scents and Sensuality” (Dub Lab Radio, Scentless Apprentice Show)

			

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