Theo Padnos ’91 spent nearly two years captive in an al-Qaeda prison in Syria. It was Vermont that saved him. Middlebury Magazine, Winter 2017.
The Value of Slow Journalism in the Age of Instant Information
As news cycles speed up, 'slow' journalists take months—even years—to report and tell in-depth stories. Nieman Reports, August 2015.
Barbara Lee has wagered her fortune on building a world-class contemporary-art museum in Boston and trying to get a woman elected to the White House. Will this finally be her year? Boston Magazine, May 2015.
The Dark Side of Justice
Sixteen years after a teenager was sentenced to life in prison, public-relations executive Scott Farmelant ’86 undertook an epic campaign to set him free. Brandeis Magazine, Winter 2015.
As part of the Shakespeare Anthology Project—the brainchild of noted actress, director, scholar, and impresario Tina Packer—students learned to wound and be wounded, with words and with swords drawn. And to consider why. Boston College Magazine, Winter 2015.
The 10 Most Important Maps in U.S. History
Without these pieces of paper, the United States as we know it would never have existed. Mental Floss, July 18, 2014.
The Lie That Charted New England's Future
John Smith’s map changed the world, especially the parts he made up. Boston Globe Ideas, June 15, 2014.
How a team of Harvard geeks is using satellites—plus a little help from George Clooney—to rewrite the rules of humanitarianism. Boston Globe Magazine, April 29, 2012.
Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee
Should states or the rubber-stamp NRC decide whether nuclear plants continue to operate? The Nation, January 30, 2012.
A disease you've probably never heard of destroyed cattle, starved millions, and brought down empires before Tufts veterinarians wiped it off the face of the earth. Tufts, Fall 2011.