Karen Hansen

Karen Hansen is a writer and editor with a special interest in the performing arts and health-related issues. A former researcher and associate producer for CBS News in New York, she worked on the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Special Reports,” and “60 Minutes.” She has been a contributor to the annual Anthology of Performing Arts published by the Library of Congress and she helped write a finding aid for the Library’s NBC Radio Collection. A native Washingtonian, she has a B.A. from Barnard College.

4 entries by Karen Hansen

Book Review

Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine

A fascinating, sometimes complex look at how DNA, natural selection, and the environment combine to impact humans’ well-being.

Book Review

Varley O'Connorm P, Performing

The Master’s Muse: A Novel

A fictionalized look at the marriage of ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq and choreographer George Balanchine after Le Clercq’s dancing career ends due to polio.

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Mindy Aloff

Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World

Beyond memoir, this collection showcases the master choreographer’s reflections on dance, film and theater.

Book Review

Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

At what point do “normal” people with certain traits cross the line — and how can we tell?