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Chandler Burr (born December 30, 1963) is an American journalist and author. Burr was born in Chicago and raised in Washington, D.C.. Burr began his journalism career in 1987 as a stringer in The Christian Science Monitor's Southeast Asia bureau, and later became a Contributing Editor to U.S. News and World Report. Burr has also written for The Atlantic on epidemiology and public health. Burr earned a masters degree in international economics and Japan studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins. He lives in New York City.
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In 1993, Burr wrote a cover story, "Homosexuality and Biology", for The Atlantic. Chandler Burr It became the basis for his first book A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation (1996), which investigated sexual orientation research. Burr compared the clinical profiles of sexual orientation and handedness, writing that the best analogy for homosexuality is left-handedness. Chandler Burr A Separate Creation was published by Hyperion, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, and its argument that sexual orientation is inborn prompted a call by Southern Baptists to boycott Disney films and theme parks. Chandler Burr
In 1996 The Weekly Standard published Burr's article "Why Conservatives Should Embrace the Gay Gene". It argued that scientific research that in Burr's view demonstrated that sexual orientation is biologically determined supports a conservative view of human nature. Chandler Burr
Burr's The Emperor of Scent, published in 2003, tells how the French-Italian scientist Luca Turin originated the theory about the functioning of the sense of smell. As a result, The New Yorker proposed that Burr describe the creation of a perfume. Burr's March 2005 New Yorker article recounted Jean-Claude Ellena's year-long creation, in Paris and Grasse, of Hermès' Un Jardin sur le Nil.
Burr's The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York, published in 2008, describes Ellena's creation of "Nil" in Paris, and Sarah Jessica Parker's creation of "Lovely", in New York City under the license aegis of the perfume corporation Coty.
In August 2006 Burr became the perfume critic of The New York Times. His column, "Scent Notes", appears in T, The New York Times' style magazine. Stefano Tonchi, style editor of The New York Times Sunday Magazine and T, was quoted: “The Times will be the first to cover the fragrance industry and perfume in the way it does movies, books, and theater." Burr conducts a series of perfume dinners around the world. He writes narrative fiction and screenplays, and has had one play produced. His first novel, You Or Someone Like You, was published by Ecco in summer 2009.