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 Nerve.com, among other publications. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Virginia.
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.