I write magazine pieces about topics pertaining to science, conflict, travel and history. Found at the New Yorker, the New York Times, Scientific American, the Atavist & elsewhere.
In California's pistachio country, a water war that foreshadows a future of scarcity.
Francis Fukuyama has a crack in his credenza. He has just noticed it running like a vein through the top of the sideboard, which takes pride of place in his rather bijou dining room. He is perturbed by this unexpected blight on what appears to be an otherwise flawless work that took him two years to complete.
What happens when Chinese money and American greed get mixed together in a "golden visa" program? A cesspool of illegality. After the EB-5 visa program played host to one of China's most wanted men — not to mention American fraudsters — the program is under fire from all sides.
When Thomas Shaw visits his wife Lynn, they like to put in earbuds and listen to music from a single iPod.
For about as long as he can remember, Ali Awow has known how to sew.
In the movie “Give Me Liberty,” a dark comedy that will screen this month, at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the lead roles is played by Lauren (Lolo) Spencer, a thirty-one-year-old marketing manager and disability-rights advocate from Los Angeles. It was her first acting job.