Oussama Zahr

Writer, Editor, Lover of Paul Smith socks

I'm an editor and manager with a grounding in luxury lifestyle, travel, and culture. I edit, assign, and write stories on movies, music, food, interior design, travel, and fashion. My writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Billboard, Opera News, Gotham, and Hamptons.


Celebrity interviews

Gotham, Holiday 2017
Ilfenesh Hadera

Harlem's own Ilfenesh Hadera keeps it real—and local—in Spike Lee's new Netflix series.

Gotham, Late Fall 2017
James Badge Dale

Actor James Badge Dale doesn't play it safe when it comes to picking roles.

Gotham, Spring 2017
Joe Jonas cover story

The soft-spoken frontman of pop music's zaniest band of misfits talks about why Justin Timberlake's career path just isn't for him.

Gotham, Fall 2016
Diane Lane

Born in New York and raised in the theater, Diane Lane chats about her return to Broadway.

Gotham, Spring 2016
Isaac Mizrahi

Taking fabulosity lessons from Les Mizrahi.

Capitol File, Late Fall 2015
Anderson Cooper Hits the Road

Anderson Cooper loosens his newsroom tie for a speaking tour with late-night host Andy Cohen.

Home | Travel

Hamptons, Issue 10, 2017
Décor Trend: Beach Life

Homepolish's cofounder puts the finishing touches on the beach house you want.

Gotham, Late Fall 2016
Glamping 2.0

Wanna weekend like a Rockefeller? Get to The Point in the Adirondacks.

Food | Drink

Gotham, Jan/Feb 2018
LVMH unveils Clos19

Clos19 is a new online destination for Champagne lovers, dinner-party throwers and culture tourists.

Hamptons, Issue 4, 2017
Summer Cocktails

How to tweak your favorite sips and kick them up a notch.


Gotham, Late Fall 2016
John Turturro for Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone taps The Night Of actor for its fall campaign. He's "the epitome of a New York guy," says the brand's CEO.

Capitol File, Late Fall 2016
Go Check Yourself

Why should lumbersexuals have all the fun? Here are some ways to play with plaid for fall.

Gotham, Summer 2016
Barneys Expands to Chelsea

What should a luxury department store look like in the 21st century? The answer: A lot like the new Barneys New York Downtown in Chelsea.

The Arts

Gotham, Late Fall 2017
Joan Didion on Netflix

Netflix scores the first-ever documentary on the iconic essayist.

Gotham, Summer 2016
Panorama Music Festival

Ditch the flow-y skirts and flower headdresses—here's how to do the first-ever Panorama Music Festival in New York style.

Gotham, Spring 2016
A New Queen in Town

Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Elizabeth I at the Metropolitan Opera.

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