Greg Varner

Greg Varner Greg Varner lives in Washington, DC, where he served as arts editor of the Washington Blade before taking his current position as a writer with a research firm in Bethesda, Maryland. He helps the US Postal Service develop stamps and related products. His book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Out magazine, and, among other publications. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Virginia.

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

In a new book, sociologist and Smithsonian curator Pawan Dhingra explores the successes and challenges that emerge when immigrant entrepreneurship came to dominate an industry as "American" as apple pie.

Filmmakers Look Behind Hollywood's Lens on Race

As Oscar buzz builds, Greg Varner talks with documentary filmmakers about some of history's best--and worst--representations of people of color.

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses her definitive new study of the Great Migration with ColorLines.

Fall Reading List: From Border Kids to the Great Migration

NPR's Michele Norris mines her past, a historian brings black migration to life, a kid finds his deported mom, plus Edwidge Danticat, Charlie Chan and more.