SELECTED WORKS

How Humboldt Became America’s Marijuana Capital
Excerpt about origins of the marijuana industry for Salon

How Green is Your Green?
Op-Ed about marijuana and the environment for the Daily Beast

Takeout on Euclid Avenue
Cover story about crime in Brooklyn for the Village Voice

The Year of Living Nervously
City Section cover story on the asylum process for The New York Times

In the Projects, Hope and Hard Knocks
City Section cover story on the Brooklyn projects for The New York Times

Maria Duran’s Endless Wait
City Section cover story about a missing soldier for The New York Times

Doused for the Lord
Story about a mass baptism in Harlem for The New York Times

Death of a Family Man
Article about a murder in Flushing for The New York Times

Rocking the Boat
Story about religion for The New York Times

After a Two-Decade Wait, A Sweet Taste of Home
Story about Indian mangoes  for The New York Times

Amid the Gravestones, a Final Love Song
Story about eternal love for The New York Times

On Upper Broadway, A Caribbean Sunset
Article about the end of an era for The New York Times

A Chance to be Mourned
City Section cover story on potter’s field for The New York Times

36 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City
Travel story about Vietnam for The New York Times

A New Destination for Food and Art in Sonoma
Travel story about Sonoma County for The New York Times

36 Hours in Oakland
Travel story about Oakland for The New York Times

Hill of Beans
Article on sustainable coffee in the Dominican Republic for Smithsonian

After the Accident
Essay about an injured reporter for Columbia Journalism Review

Out in Africa, Hot in France
Story about an African writer in Paris for TIME