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Co-published with Jezebel. It is possible to break the rules and get away with it in America—but only if you're rich.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 7. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Some Brooklynites are wrestling with their own role in gentrification. Changes may be welcomed, but they come with mixed emotions for many.
Co-published with Fast Company. The Coopify app lets you order things like house cleaning or babysitting right from your phone. But the people providing the services come from worker-owned co-ops—not big tech companies. Photography by Alice Proujansky.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 6. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. In the fast moving world of Brooklyn real estate, for some it feels more like the Wild West – developers and investors looking to cash in on the gold rush don't always play by the rules.
Co-published with Jezebel. (Excerpt) The majority of child support debt is owed by parents making less than $10,000.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 4. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Mayor de Blasio's plan to rezone East New York is his way of controlling the gentrification machine -- so what does the zoning plan actually look like?
Co-published with AlterNet. Conservative lawmakers are making it harder for the hungry to feed themselves.
Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 3. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. What did East New York look like before Mayor de Blasio declared it the neighborhood where the city's future begins?
Co-published with The New York Times. Welcome to Dilley, Texas, the small town that's at the heart of the national immigration debate.
Co-published with Medium. Teaching in challenging environments isn't easy, and good intentions aren't enough.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 2. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Since the late 1960s, outsiders have known East New York for its low median income and high crime rates. But 120,000 people call it home.
Co-Published with The Los Angeles Times. Ohio voters discuss how they feel about America and what they hope for in a president.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 1. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Gentrification is something everyone is talking about, but what is it? When a neighborhood changes, how does it happen and why? And who decides? This new podcast takes an in-depth look at the gentrification of Brooklyn, and the role race plays in the process.
Co-published with Fusion. Daniel Hurtado, a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant, shares intimate photos from his life, capturing his dreams and struggles.
Co-published with The Nation. Universities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.
Co-published with Narratively. Alice Proujansky captures the overwhelming, inspiring reality of being a working mom in 2016.
Co-published with Salon. For those who know how to navigate L.A.’s Skid Row, it can provide community — but crackdowns have made life even harder.
Co-published with Fusion. For working-class millennials, especially those of color, the stereotype of the lazy and entitled parasite just doesn't fit.
Co-published with Rolling Stone. I visited the area in Oregon where armed white militants took over a wildlife refuge, and I felt like a sitting black duck.
Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.
Co-published with Fast Company Co.EXIST. Portsmouth, Ohio, is a small Rust Belt city ravaged by job loss and economic stagnation. Over time, prescription painkillers replaced the American Dream. When even the pills became too expensive, heroin replaced everything.