Here in DC, we tend to get obsessed with politics and scandal. And drinking. But there’s more to This Town than just the usual crimes being committed by the usual suspects. There’s also Science! Scientific American -beloved of dentist office waiting rooms across America – hired their first DC-based Associate Editor, Dina Fine Maron, a few months ago. She’s been hard at work since trying to make the city -and the country -a little bit smarter. A futile effort, we know! But you have to admire a gal who tries.
Maron writes about health, medicine and biology, and has previously reported for Newsweek, Time.com, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Science News and The Boston Globe. Her coverage on mental illness and stigma for Newsweek was awarded the Outstanding Media Award for 2009 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We asked Dina to sit down and answer some questions for our FishbowlDC interview. Read, and be entertained!
You’re about to be served your last meal. What will it be? If it’s my last meal, I’d kind of like to make it myself. Cooking can be soothing, especially if it’s going to be the final thing I do. I’d go with fried green tomatoes, fettucine, chocolate cake and then top it all off with popcorn. That’s a must. I love popcorn.
Who should TIME make 2013 Person of the Year? Kiribati. The tiny collection of islands is heavily populated and poised to be swept away by the Pacific so we might as well recognize it while we can.
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Why? My brother says I’m like a corona chased with adderall and beta blockers. I write about medicine so it works.