Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America
Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity. The New York Times, December 10, 2017.
How China's tech-factory workers are getting red-taped to death. WIRED, April 2015.
Campus Security Vs. the Million-Dollar Map Thief
E. Forbes Smiley stole nearly a hundred rare maps worth millions of dollars—but met his match in the darkened halls of an Ivy League library (excerpt fromThe Map Thief). Narratively, December 2014.
There's Something About Molly
How a supposedly safe party drug turned lethal. Boston Globe Magazine, January 28, 2014.
Failing the Test
Massachusetts is one of only two states that doesn't allow inmates access to DNA evidence to prove their innocence. A long-contested bill may finally change that. Boston Globe Magazine, November 18, 2011.
Up in Smoke
For decades in Massachusetts, arson investigations have depended more on instinct than science. It's anyone's guess how many innocent people are still in jail. Boston, March 2011.
For immigrant victims of sexual abuse, justice is nearly impossible to come by. Boston, December 2010.
The Long Shadow of Willie Horton
The legacy of one governor's leniency has sentenced hundreds of prisoners to life.Boston Globe Magazine, October 18, 2009.
The Ways of the Gun
Despite Massachusetts' tough gun laws, Boston's black market in illegal weapons is thriving.Boston, May 2006;
The Case Against Coke
A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant’s exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere. The Nation, April 13, 2006.
The Devil You Know
The true story of the man who had it all—a house in the suburbs, a good job, five kids—until he went on the Internet to hire a hit man to kill his wife. Boston, September 2004.
The Great Pretender
Stealing identities of Boston lawyers to pay for a nationwide spree, Shawn Pelley led authorities on a dizzying chase of catch-me-if-you-can. Boston, August 2003.
The Invisible Harvest
Exploitation. Coercion. Poverty wages. New England has its own Grapes of Wrath, and it’s happening now. Inside the hidden world of the migrant farm workers who put food on your table. Boston, October 2002.
"I Am Not A Terrorist"
At MIT, Lori Berenson began a course in social justice that landed her in a Peruvian terrorist prison. Six years and two trials later, she still claims she’s innocent. Boston, October 2001.