Little House of Propaganda: Homesteading Myths and the Sentimentality of Self-Reliance
Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Washed Away: How Disaster Relief Leaves Kentucky’s Landslide Victims Behind
Co-published with Grist. Landslides are one of Kentucky's costliest natural disasters. Climate change is increasing their danger.
Remarkable Photos Show What Harm Reduction Actually Looks Like
Co-published with Mother Jones. Don’t believe the conservative fear mongering.
Heartbreaking Images From a Photographer Grappling With a Complex Past
Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Jordan Gale's project "Don't Be This Way Forever" has brought him catharsis as he seeks to unravel his past.
Memphis May Have the Sweetest Water in the World, But Toxic Waste Could Ruin It All – A Comic
Co-published with The Guardian. Across a cluster of low-income, mostly Black neighborhoods, toxic waste sites risk contaminating an aquifer and endangering the lives of residents with noxious emissions.
Third Squad, Episode 8: “Bad Paper”
Co-published with the Third Squad Podcast. In Sangin, Afghanistan, Scott McEtchin told Elliott Woods that he joined the Marines to get his life together after a bout …
Black Families Passed Their Homes From One Generation to the Next. Now They May Be Lost.
Co-published with The Guardian. Unstable property rights mean Black southerners may survive a flood but lose their home, and it’s causing the racial wealth gap to grow larger.
Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?
Co-published with The New Yorker. Renewed attention to antitrust has been focussed on Big Tech, but concentration in agriculture may be an underlying source of rural America’s pro-Trump …
Texas Draws Criticism With Plan to Lure Tourists to Sites Where Indigenous People Were Banished
Co-published with the Texas Observer and The Guardian. Nations once exterminated or displaced are now being asked to help bring in tourism dollars.
A Mega-Dairy Is Transforming Arizona’s Aquifer and Farming Lifestyles
Co-published with High Country News. Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy has deep pockets and long straws.
Rural Tennessee Is Losing More Hospitals Than Anywhere in the U.S., But COVID Isn’t Fully to Blame
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Communities across Appalachia, especially in Tennessee, are struggling to maintain hospital care.
In Southwest Virginia, Reestablishing a Rural Hospital System Requires Rebuilding Trust
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. With any hospital merger or acquisition, there’s a fear that those most in need, those in the most remote communities, will be …