Having a Woman Stalk You is Not as Cool as It Sounds


She may also be the sanest one in the room.


As a guy I’d always assumed having a female stalk me would…


Life Behind the Prison Walls, Life Within the Cells

On February 27, with a few people from my Investigative Reporting and Writing class, I toured the San Quentin State Prison.

“I don’t even know how to text,” he said matter-of-factly. This man, a prisoner for the last 20 years, half of his life, will soon be re-entering society and he does not have what is now seen as…


How Soft Rock Saved My Life


Songs about making dreams come true were what a fool believed, but the fools were having a ball


The Future of Weblogging in the Medium Run

Glaukon: So: Blogging…

Sokrates: Indeed…

Hypatia: I would like to start by offering the floor to the Great…


The Shockingly Simple, Surprisingly Cost-Effective Way to End Homelessness

Why aren’t more cities using it?

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The Rug: Teaching to the “Whole Child”

A Brief History of the Progressive Education Movement, And Why We Need To Know It


Surviving in Darkness

What would you do if every source of light was deadly?


It is extraordinarily difficult to black out a room. First I line the curtains with…


Chapter 8: Never Anyone But You


In London, sometimes the birds sing in the middle of the night. Of all the things you might learn about a city before you spend any length of time there, it…

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PHOTO ESSAY: Australia braces for execution
of Bali Nine duo in Indonesia


Despite pleas by human rights groups, the Australian government and family members, Andrew


And now we are parents. 

The best of times and the worst of times. 

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Sex, lives and disability

What can disabled bodies teach us about sex, and why should we listen? Katharine Quarmby reports.


The Iron Lungs of the City

Looking at street tree grates in New York


by Makalé Faber-Cullen


How a Dorky Australian Cartoonist got Commissioned by Katie Couric to Draw Larry David’s Caricature for Sardi’s.

By Jason Chatfield

I’ve been…

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Women In Hollywood: A Shit Show


The brilliant Danielle Henderson at Fusion asked me to participate in a comprehensive article she was writing about the shit show that is women working in…


A response to “Why #FreshOffTheBoat Is Not Asian America’s Saving Grace”

I’m going to jump into the hornet’s nest here and respond to a piece that’s been shared with me (or at me…


Life In China’s Richest City

The Shenzhen Dream Dynasty

Shenzhen, China rests an hour north of Hong Kong. It’s the wealthiest city in China and only slightly a decade…


Designing Good Policy for Online Platforms and Communities


I’ve been thinking a lot about online platforms and the types of policies that govern them. In recent months we’ve seen Twitter and Reddit come out with new policies designed to improve the free-for-all that those spaces are better known for. Google recently created new policies banning nudity on Blogger and then reversed…


When Jenna Speaks


Here is synopsis of my conversation with Jenna Wortham for Pi.co (Original version is about 5000 words and is full of Jenna’s wisdom.)

Beyonce. Vine. The new imperialism of Facebook. That’s what the voice of the Snapchat generation, Jenna Wortham (who is also a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine), spends her time thinking about.


Why America’s Higher Education Needs Reform



In the Hall of Two Truths

Teaching in prison, I learned that there’s nothing simple about justice or forgiveness



CEOs Are Rewarded for Keeping Their Employees in Poverty. It’s Time to Change That.

By Rep. Barbara Lee


Assignment: Guardian


I asked our entrepreneurial journalism students at CUNY to read statements by four of the candidates for its editorship — and then to write their…


Profiling cancers to deliver personalized therapies


Knowing what goes on inside cancer cells could lead to treatments that are tailored to each patient.