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How Death Disappeared from Halloween

The American celebration of Halloween is conspicuously absent of death—but it hasn’t always been that way.

CannabisWire

Moonshine Cannabis

In parts of Appalachia, government officials are spending serious money to root out cannabis grows, but they’re up against geography, culture, and history—including the history of moonshine.

In Public Housing, a Cannabis Catch-22

Some federally subsidized tenants are forced to choose between their medicine and their home.

PRI's The World

Sweden's New Law on Affirmative Consent Is Hailed, But Questions Remain

As Sweden joins 10 other western European countries with a new consent law, there’s still much to figure out about what happens next.

Washingtonian

Can a DC Indian Restaurant Get Americans to Embrace the Tiffin?-Washingtonian.com

Pansaari in Dupont Circle has started a food pick-up service built around the popular Indian containers.

This Lecture Series Brings Higher Education to DC Bars-Washingtonian.com

Profs and Pints helps underpaid adjunct professors make a little extra cash—and entertain drinkers

How Long Will Amazon Need Those 50,000 HQ2 Employees?- Washingtonian.com

The company is aggressively pursuing automation and machine learning in many of its properties.

FBI: Valentine's Day Is a Great Time for Online Romance Scams- Washingtonian.com

The FBI’s Washington field office has a message for those looking for love this week: Watch out.

Al Jazeera

'No chance against China': Gas deal worries Filipino fishermen

Pact expected to give China exclusive South China Sea exploration rights would put Filipino fishing communities at risk.

World AIDS Day: Groups Say Trump Failing on HIV Fight

While US officials celebrate the work that has been done for HIV prevention, global advocacy groups and activists warn that US President Donald Trump's policies and approach may stall any future progress.

Columbia Journalism Review

America's Growing News Deserts-Columbia Journalism Review

Rural America isn’t the only place local news is disappearing. It’s also drying up in urban areas around the country.

Atlas Obscura

Paco Park, Manila- Atlas Obscura, Places

The cemetery was built for the Spanish colonial elite, but its most famous residents were all buried in unmarked graves. 

Japanese Tunnels, Baguio City- Atlas Obscura, Places

Every summer, throngs of tourists flock to the high altitudes and commonwealth-era landmarks of Baguio, a city built over the bones of a former R&R facility for American soldiers. But running underneath many of these frequented sites are a series of tunnels built during World War II by invading Japanese forces.

Cemetery Beach, Tingloy Island- Atlas Obscura, Places

Nearly 100 concrete graves lie hidden just beyond the pristine waters along the Philippine coast. 

The Donkeys of Lamu Island- Atlas Obscura, Places

Off the northern coast of Kenya, close to the border with Somalia, sits Lamu Island. Founded in 1370, it is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country, and has largely remained unchanged over the centuries.

Banganga Tank- Atlas Obscura, Places

Tucked in Mumbai’s wealthiest neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest and most sacred sites: a temple complex believed to house the waters of the Ganges. 

Mic.com

Why We Will Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff- Mic.com

As both parties tun out of options and time falling of the "fiscal cliff" is becoming an inevitability. Published on Mic.com in November, 2012

The Brooklyn Ink

The October Surprise Debate- The Brooklyn Ink

Pre-debate bombshells shape the conversation as the candidates meet in St. Louis

TV Debates Through the Ages- The Brooklyn Ink

Richard Nixon, Walter Mondale, and Al Gore are among the candidates who learned hard lessons from their television experiences

The Deli that Serves as an Anchor in Fort Greene- The Brooklyn Ink

Buildings of Brooklyn: Exploring the buildings that shape the borough's communities

An Asian Influx at the Food Pantries- The Brooklyn Ink

In Fort Greene and Clinton Hill: more diversity, more immigrants, and more language challenges

In The Shadow of Rising Prosperity, Rising Hunger- The Brooklyn Ink

More people are seeking help at the food pantries, and rising rents seem to be the reason

Investigative Reporting

Trump Org: A Magnet for Dirty Businessmen- Univision

Contributed research and reporting on Trump's business connections in Canada and the Dominican Republic.

Data Visualization

American Media Deserts (Carto)

Audio

America, Divided, Comes to DC- Pacifica Radio

Contributed reporting to a half an hour long broadcast for Pacifica Network aired on 1/25/17 on radio stations across the country.

First Time Voter Profile: Deborah Kross

Twelve years after moving to the US from France and marrying an American, Deborah Kross decided to apply for her citizenship, just in time to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

New York Yule: Bringing Ancient Traditions into Modern Holidays

Long before Christmas was Christmas, this time of year was known as Yule. Many of the Christmas traditions, including the Yule log, carols, and even the Christmas ham, come from this earlier pagan festival.

Profile in Sound: Fairytales Gogo Bar

New York City has a long and storied history of gay bars and strip clubs. The first gogo bars opened in the mid-1960's and experienced a huge spike in popularity in the late 1980's.

Crossing Culture & Language in the Fight for Affordable Housing

In Queens, a group of Latino and Chinese tenants attempt to bridge their cultural and linguistic barriers as they prepare to take on one of New York City's most predatory landlords.

fact checking

The Turkish Embassy Beat-Down--Washingtonian

Political Insiders Plotted the Most Gerrymandered District in America—and Left a Paper Trail--Washingtonian