Writing

Dan Crane writes about culture and travel for the New York Times, California Sunday, Wall Street Journal, Elle, NYLON, Rhapsody, Slate.com, The Daily Beast, the Daily Mail UK and other publications.

CALIFORNIA SUNDAY


Moving Parts
L.A.’s most anticipated new opera takes place in cars — of course. Behind the scenes of Yuval Sharon’s audacious logistical nightmare, “Hopscotch.”

NEW YORK TIMES


Sunday Styles: Cover
Do You Have Change for a Bowie: The Advent of Artisanal Cash

Sunday Styles: Cultural Studies
It’s Me or the Dog

T Magazine: Design
How to Keep an Artful Pot of Desert Plants Alive Indoors

T Magazine: Culture
Carsten Höller’s Cuckoo’s Nest

T Magazine / Sunday Styles
A Poet’s Advice to “Go Ahead & Like It”

T Magazine: On the Verge
The Swedish Takeover of L.A.

Sunday Styles: Why Men Under 40 Should Do What I Did and Freeze Their Sperm
Banking on My Future as a Father: Diary of a Sperm Banker

Thursday Styles: B. Akerlund
What Would Beyoncé Wear? She Knows.
The Stylist B. Akerlund on Her Looks for Beyoncé and Other Stars

Sunday Styles: Matchmakers
The High-End Matchmaking Service for Tycoons

Home & Garden: My House & Divorce
Magazine Ready, Except for the Marriage

Arts & Leisure: Moral Orel
Holy Satire! Faith-Based Mockery

Television: Web videos as TV fodder
Cubicle Dwellers’ Funniest Home Video

Sunday Styles: Air Guitar
Play That Funky … Oh, Never Mind

Arts & Leisure: Covers
Cover Me: Introducing the Instant Tribute

Television: Cheap Seats
A TV Sports Show That’s More About Chuckles Than Cheers

WALL STREET JOURNAL


Travel: A Post-Brexit Tour of London’s Most British Restaurants
With British nationalism on the rise in England, we tasted our way through four of London’s oldest, most gustatorily patriotic restaurants—and learned to eat ‘stewed cheese’ along the way. Here’s your guide

Travel: A Tour of London’s Best Afternoon Teas
The traditional tea ritual is often anything but. Here are the finest–and quirkiest–sit-down teas in the English capital, from the classic version at Claridge’s to a movable feast

Travel: When Instagram Culture Ruins a Vacation
Writer Dan Crane on the downside of finding an idyllic beach in Mallorca: The selfie-stick-equipped hordes were already there

Travel: In Search of The Best Bakeries for Stockholm’s Favorite Buns
Our five top picks for where to snack on kardemummabullar, the cardamom-spiced twist on Sweden’s classic baked staple

With her otherworldly pipes, a lusty younger husband, and a record-shattering album, Mariah Carey is on the verge of all-encompassing world domination. But as Dan Crane quickly finds out, that doesn’t mean she keeps regular office hours.

COVER STORY – The Girl in the Fantastic Bubble
Five years ago, Carrie Underwood was knocking at the door of American Idol. Now the world is at her feet. It’s not hard to see—or hear—why.

The Veronicas Eat LA
En route to conquering America, picky-palated Australian rock ’n’ roll twins The Veronicas taste-test the Los Angeles food revolution.

Lindsay Lohan: Child in the City
What is it about Lindsay Lohan that we can’t get enough of? Her style, for one thing. On the comeback route, Hollywood’s good-time girl heads downtown and proves her ever-changing look is just part of the story.

SLATE.COM


My Step-Dad, the Astronaut
My mom married the third man to walk on the moon. We didn’t always get along.

Backyard Politics (video)
Comedians Discuss Politics
with Jerry Minor, Stephanie Escajeda and Rob Long

Backyard Politics (video)
Comedians Discuss Politics
with Jason & Randy Sklar and Jen Kirkman

Will It All Come Out in the Wash?
Sussing out the best stain removers.
Watch Video

Nom de Guerre
How my faux French band wound up in federal court.

Worth One’s Salt
From fleur de sel to kosher, which salt is best?

Being in a Band is Like Sitting on a Cactus
A weeklong journal from a musician on tour.

Weight Watchers
The skinny on which trendy diet is best.

Top Nog
Which eggnog is best?

McNasty
The new “healthy” fast food items taste bad (and aren’t so healthy either).

NYLON


OK GO! 
The band that brought us the legendary treadmill music video years ago returns with a dancey LP.

BACK TO SCHOOL
Class is in session again for the stars of Community. Luckily, Gillian Jacobs still has time for a few extracurriculars.

MEN AT QUIRK
A decade in, Australian Electro-Gurus Cut Copy Want to Free Your Mind

THE SWEET SPOT
American Pie star Jason Biggs flashes some range in a new Netflix series

BOYS TO MEN
Fall Out Boy is back and still trying to break your heart.

TIME AFTER TIME
Mad Men’s Alison Brie steps straight from the 60s into community college.

REBEL WITH A CAUSE
As Michael Cera’s new leading lady Portia Doubleday is an indie queen in waiting.

COMEDY OF ERRORS
Funnyman Nick Kroll got his big break on one of the worst TV shows ever.
Now look at him.

FAUX REAL
Reality show? Soap opera? Who cares? The Hills – and Kristin Cavallari – is back. And what is real, for that matter?

CAMERA SHY
Diablo Cody / United States of Tara

BREAKING BAD
Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad

FAMILY AFFAIR
Seven years after the Osbournes reinvented reality television,they are trying their hand at a variety show. Yes, really.

MILA KUNIS: UP ALL NIGHT
Fall, 2008

Test Drive: Jaguar XF
Summer, 2008

RHAPSODY (United Airlines First Class Magazine)


Nouveau Scandinavian
Picture Swedish cooking and one can’t help but think of an unappetizing plate of gray-brown meatballs in a gooey pool of lingonberry sauce. Thankfully, a new generation of Stockholm chefs is reinventing traditional Scandinavian cuisine. What follows are four of the best restaurants in Sweden’s capital.

Stop the Presses
With her role as a newspaper editor in the new film Kill the Messenger, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is ready to make headlines.

Post-Doc
Former ‘ER’ star Noah Wyle on acting, otherwise known as ‘getting everybody to buy into the same thing.’

The Original Bond Girl
Globe-trotting with Pulver— Lara Pulver—star of the BBC America miniseries “Fleming”

Michael Pitt
Rhapsody’s one-question interview with Michael Pitt, the star of the new gangster flick, Rob the Mob.

BREAKGROUND


A Starshade To See Through The Starlight
JPL just designed a way to find exoplanets by staring at the sun, with a little help from some cutting edge origami.

UNIQLO


I interviewed musician/singer Kelela, actor/magician Rory Sobieski and LA florist Maurice Harris for Uniqlo’s LifeWear Spring/Summer 2015 catalog,

NY POST


Luke Wilson finds his funny bone in ‘The Skeleton Twins’

Commander in Cheek
Chief of  Smarm Reid Scott Suits Up for Another Season of Capitol Scheming on VEEP.

DAILY BEAST


Fired From a Real Life Glee
Performing in the Silver Lake Chorus, an L.A.-based glee club, was a blast—until fame came knocking, high-powered managers got involved, and I got the boot.

THE AESTHETE


Have Theater Chops, Will Travel
Hangover Star Justin Bartha Leaves New York And Dives Headlong Into Theatre With A Lead Role In The Sunshine Boys At The Ahmanson In LA.

HUCK MAGAZINE (UK)


COVER STORY: Miranda July
Miranda July leaves pieces of herself everywhere she goes. Through films, books, online projects and one-woman live shows, she’s found a way to quell the urge to reach out and connect. Her new film, The Future, seems propelled by that same need – the outpouring of a riot grrrl with a message for the world.

PASADENA MAGAZINE 


COVER STORY: Van Halen
Shredding Sons
40 years after Van Halen first rocked the gymnasium at Pasadena High, these local boys are back in the spotlight. Some old pals remember the early days.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


A toast to a tie-in, if a bit ‘Sideways’

POPULAR SCIENCE


Driven: the 2010 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible
On a trip to Provence, this Jag drives like a fine wine

GUILT & PLEASURE


Hello Cleveland! Hello? Are You There? I Can’t Hear You…
A Rock Star Rocks Too Hard and Loses His Hearing
Guilt and Pleasure – Issue 5
Podcast

DAILY MAIL UK


UK Holidays
A drambusting tour of Islay, Scotland’s Whisky Isle

Les Bicyclettes de Paris
Dan Crane puts the French capital’s new congestion-busting bike-hire scheme to the test–and endures a very bumpy ride

One Reply to “Writing”

  1. Scruffy good-looking guy who can write poses in front of incredibly cute house while name-dropping Dwell magazine. I gotta feeling you won’t be unmarried for long. Nice piece, congrats.

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