writing has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The New York
Times, Ms., Islands, Opera News and other journals and magazines. I’ve published social
satire, fiction and pieces on professional football, Venetian floods,
Jewish woman boxer "The Zion Lion," and heretics John
Thomas Scopes and Galileo. One especially monumental piece combines
Wagner's Ring Cycle, a performance of "Don Giovanni," and a lousy football game.
In 2010 I began a blog about lawsuits,sidebarforplaintiffs.naomifein.net.
During 2020, Sidebar -- which has expanded into other topics -- is averaging
330,000 hits a month, and has over 90,000 subscribers.
For the most part, my experiences have enhanced my writing, but occasionally
my writing created the experience. After doing a sardonic piece
about the New York Giants press corps, I got a call from the Giants’s
revered general manager, George Young. "How did you get so
smart?" was the first thing he said. We remained friends until
I was born on 29th Street in Manhattan, first child of one ex-Trotskyist
and one proto-feminist with hair down to her waist. At various times and for various educational
purposes, I attended the Juilliard School, Oberlin College, Columbia
University and the Speedwriting Institute. I have lived and worked
in New York City my entire adult life.