Rachel Aydt

Writer and Editor/ Part-time Assistant Professor at the New School University

I write for publications across many different niches, from arts and culture, to parenting, and literary essay to fiction. I teach writing at The New School University/ Parsons in New York City. Sarah Lawrence College MFA '17, Creative Nonfiction.

United States

Portfolio

Time

Abroad Canvas

Paris has always harbored a special allure for American expatriate writers, artists and composers. But throughout the late 19th century, a particularly high concentration of...

Time

Global Adviser: Protest Art in Thailand

Artists in unstable and troubled countries always find a way to speak. In Thailand - currently in political turmoil - messages of protest and dissent have begun appearing in...

Time

The Human Parade

No New Yorker was safe from Weegee's lens - not the grieving widow, the flirting husband, destitute children or drunks on the Bowery as they were bundled into a police wagon....

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Global Adviser: Rococo

William Hogarth, the 18th century English painter and printmaker, called the S-curve the "line of beauty." From this graceful line arose the entire rococo aesthetic, which first...

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Global Adviser: Robert Capa

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough," Robert Capa once said. The Hungarian-born Endre Friedman (who rechristened himself the less ethnic-sounding...

Time

Global Adviser: Vintage in Every NYC Borough

TIME.com explores the most exotic, beautiful and interesting getaways There are 8 million New Yorkers, which means around 8 million closets that get regularly purged. After they...

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Five Reasons to Visit Santa Fe

Nestled in New Mexico's sangre de Cristo mountain range is Santa Fe (Spanish for Holy Faith), a small city of 70,000 that has been in existence since Spanish settlers took root...

Huffington Post

Drug Lit Takes Another Hit

What is it that so endears us to such a painful genre? The voyeuristic impulse to watch the horrifying train wreck of addiction and despair, cruelty and sickness is a big...

Time

Amsterdam in the '60s and '70s

Amsterdam was a hotbed of conceptual art in the 1960s and '70s. In its damp studios and fetid caf├ęs, artists from dozens of countries came together in the belief that the ideas...

Time

Rediscovered: Poiret

Life in Paris during the Belle Epoque saw the buttoned-up 19th century step aside for a more carefree Modernism. Forward-thinking and well-connected fashion designer Paul Poiret...

On Parenting...

Parents

How to Handle Your Child's First Crush

My 6-year-old son, Jamie, came home from school talking about something new that had happened in his circle of friends. He'd caught a glimpse of Miro kissing Stephanie on the...

Parents

A Smart Fire Safety Plan

For nearly a decade, my husband, 9-year-old son, and I have lived on the top floor of a five-story apartment building in Manhattan. However, until I recently chaperoned a field...

New York Metro Parents

Tips to Find a Balance Between Refined and Unrefined Sugar

A local nutritionist shares tips to getting your child to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of sugar in their diets and discusses refined sugar versus unrefined...

Parents

The Know-It-All Phase

Maybe your child's favorite refrain on the playground is, "That's not how you kick the ball; do it like this!" Or, maybe he's entered a new phase where he likes to challenge...

New York Metro Parents

A Lesson on Teaching Tolerance to Adults

Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those...

On Bookstores and Writers...

Publishing Perspectives

Where Fashion Meets Books

Fashion brand Club Monaco has enlisted The Strand bookstore to decorate its flagship store with books, creating a store-within-a-store. By Rachel Aydt Walk down Fifth Avenue in...

Publishing Perspectives

On Not Changing With the Times: How Manhattan's Three Lives & Co. Bookstore Endures

Three Lives & Co. Booksellers in New York City has managed to survive increasing economic pressure that has forced the closing of numerous other bookstores. Three Lives'...

Publishing Perspectives

Dropping by the Almost Corner Bookshop in Rome's Trastevere

By Rachel Aydt New York writer Rachel Aydt is traveling through Europe this summer, and has been filing occasional posts on her bookish adventures. Today, she visits an...