California

California's Forage Wars

California's Forage Wars

Debra Utacia Krol

FEATURES

Co-published with High Country News and Roads & Kingdoms. In Mendocino County, California, these “guerilla gatherers” risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

Rian Dundon

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Rian Dundon documented his time parking cars for a strip club.

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Eric Pape

FEATURES

Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. One woman’s story shows the impact can prove deadly.

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAYS

Co-published with Longreads. Melissa Chadburn challenges her own belief that environmental justice issues are reserved for people of privilege.

How Fatherhood Alters Your View of the World

How Fatherhood Alters Your View of the World

Rian Dundon & David Gonzalez

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The New York Times. Following the birth of his daughter, Rian Dundon documented the messiness and gravity surrounding his new role in life.

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

Lori Teresa Yearwood

FEATURES

Co-published with San Francisco Chronicle. Sleep deprivation haunts unhoused people, worsening the trauma that sometimes caused their unsheltered situations in the first place.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Tom Zoellner

FEATURES

Co-published with The LA Times. The dollar store has thrown a lifeline of food and capital to impoverished pockets, but how much quality is in that lifeline?

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Janitors and fast-food workers, not celebrities, are ground zero of the MeToo movement. Time to shift the focus to them.

Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities

Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities

Carribean Fragoza

FEATURES

Co-published with The American Prospect. Poor and working-class neighborhoods often view new art galleries as heralds of gentrification—but some artists have joined with residents to fight displacements and other disruptions.

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

David Dayen

FEATURES

Co-published with VICEPeople across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

Leighton Woodhouse & Armando Aparicio

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with KQED. What would our local arts communities look like without DACA?