Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Staten Island’s North shore is missing a big opportunity: two million tourists ride the Staten Island Ferry every year, for a free sightseeing …
The Forgotten Working-Class Millennials
Co-published with Fusion. For working-class millennials, especially those of color, the stereotype of the lazy and entitled parasite just doesn't fit.
Blind to Homelessness
Co-published with The Guardian. As inequality grows across the nation, are the rich becoming desensitized to the needs of the poor?
Down and Out in Portland
Co-published with Salon. Lean seasons had always been part of my writing life, but this time I was dead broke.
The Real Flint and The Bronx
Co-published with The Daily Beast. Brennan Cavanaugh documents indicators of economic hardship in Flint, Michigan and The Bronx, New York in this photo series.
My Life as a Retail Worker
Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his …
Elder Care Faces a Foreclosure Crisis
Co-published with Huffington Post. In a California county, one in four residential care homes for the elderly has been in foreclosure since 2008.
Could You Survive on $2 a Day?
Co-published with Mother Jones. Nearly 1.4 million American households live on $2 per person. Gabriel Thompson reports from one of the nation's poorest areas.
Can the Black Middle Class Survive?
Co-published with Salon. Obama's in the Oval Office but the black bourgeoisie is foundering, including the author.