About Edward Lifson

Edward Lifson

Edward Lifson has written on arts and culture for many years as a reporter, bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and war correspondent for National Public Radio. His work has also appeared on the BBC, CNN and CBC; in addition he has written for A+U, Architect, Metropolis, Dwell, The Architect’s Newspaper, Edition29 on the iPad, and other media. Lifson created and hosted a popular public radio program on arts and culture called “Hello Beautiful!” His work has been recognized by awards including Columbia-duPont, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow. He earned an M.A. in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) as an Annenberg Fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He teaches Critical Thinking and Writing at the USC School of Architecture; edits the USC Architecture journal Idea News, and is co-producing a website called “One Nation, Under Construction.” Lifson studied Art History at the University of Paris and Boston College; he attended Boston Architectural Center, and spent two years as a Fellow at Harvard University. He works in China with USC’s American Academy in China. Raised in Chicago, Lifson lived for years in each of the following: Paris, Berlin, Florence, Great Britain, Boston, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

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