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Frances Dodds

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Frances Dodds is the Senior Editor at DuJour Magazine, where she covers culture and style. She has her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn. 

Recent Articles
  • Sheila Nevins Reveals Scenes from Her Life

    Sheila Nevins Reveals Scenes from Her Life

    One of the most influential documentary film producers flips the script on herself in her new book

    In the nebulous territory between fact and fiction—a dark wilderness we wander with increasing frequency—Sheila Nevins has long shone an unwavering light on the hardest of facts. At 78, Nevins has worked at HBO Documentary for nearly four decades (she’s been president there since 2004) during which she has produced ... More

  • The Spiritual Sounds of London Grammar

    The Spiritual Sounds of London Grammar

    The band who gives lessons in musical meditation reveal they have a few prayers of their own

    It’s been said that listening to British trio London Grammar is something of a spiritual experience. Were this listener to wax lyrical, she might say that lead singer Hannah Reid is like a cathedral choir of one—her ethereal voice soaring over aching electro beats, up into the rafters and out ... More

  • Puerto Rico’s Hottest Hotel is Back in Business

    Puerto Rico’s Hottest Hotel is Back in Business

    The El San Juan Hotel puts the final polish on its renovation with the Memorial Day weekend debut of its Beach Club

    Perhaps the greatest marker of a true vacation destination is its capacity to transport you—body and mind—to somewhere wholly different. And when you walk out of the torrential Puerto Rico sunshine into the lobby of the El San Juan Hotel, as your eyes adjust to the sultry light, ... More

  • Bill Nighy Plays the Dapper Dandy

    Bill Nighy Plays the Dapper Dandy

    Ever suave and self-deprecating, the English actor discusses his love for the cinema, suits and aging in Hollywood

    Bill Nighy is in California, and he has his eye on a banana. He arrived in L.A. the week prior (positively “a treat, coming from snowy, ice-bound London”), drove down to Santa Barbara for the film festival, ... More

  • The Psychiatrist Turned Artist

    The Psychiatrist Turned Artist

    After doling out prescriptions to America on Fox News, Keith Ablow has turned to art

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  • A Visit to West Virginia’s Crown Jewel

    A Visit to West Virginia’s Crown Jewel

    Take in the grandeur and glamour of The Greenbrier Hotel

    It’s nearly midnight, and I’m in an empty ballroom with a bellboy. One room ... More

  • This Streaming Service Will Make You Cooler

    This Streaming Service Will Make You Cooler

    Walter Presents makes a TV binge as sexy as a French girl with a cigarette

    Three years ago, Walter Iuzzolino—an excitable, sprightly Italian man with black frame glasses and a passion for sweater vests—locked himself inside, and turned on the TV. For the next nearly two years, for eight to ten hours a day, Walter watched TV. And now, Walter would like to present the fruits ... More

  • Obsession DuJour: the Zenhaven Mattress, by Saatva

    Obsession DuJour: the Zenhaven Mattress, by Saatva

    Our Senior Editor shares what she can’t live without right now

    There’s nothing quite like a new relationship to take your mind off things. So far, 2017 has been one of the most mind-boggling years in recent history, and most people are balancing extreme news consumption with extreme self-help measures: deleting Facebook, joining their local meditation chapter, planting and tending to ... More

  • Priyanka Bose’s Guide to Mumbai, India

    Priyanka Bose’s Guide to Mumbai, India

    The Indian actress on her breakout performance in Lion, the frustrations of making it in Bollywood, and where to buy furniture in Mumbai

    Priyanka Bose had been waiting to tell the story of Lion for a long time. The film—nominated today for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture—tells the epic true tale of Saroo Brierly, the boy who was separated from his family on a train in India at age five, adopted by ... More

  • Obsession DuJour: The Grownup, YSL Red Lip

    Obsession DuJour: The Grownup, YSL Red Lip

    Our Senior Editor shares what she can’t live without right now

    I’ve always had a somewhat complicated relationship with Snow White. It all started when I was just a baby, and my grandmother gave me a cassette tape of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White. According to family lore, one night, before I’d really started speaking in full sentences, my parents and ... More