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Senior Reporting Fellow, ProPublica, and Writer, Pacific Standard — ProPublica

Senior Reporting Fellow at @propublica. Crime writer for @pacificstand. Previously: @CJR, @capitalnewyork, @longformpodcast, @thebafflermag.

America’s water crisis is so much bigger than California

salon.com — This article was originally published by Scientific American. Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years.

Here’s the only explainer on California drought you need

grist.org — Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought. But the Colorado River basin - which provides critical water supplies for seven states including California - is the victim of a slower-burning catastrophe entering its 16th year.

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

scientificamerican.com — Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought.
Jun 26, 2015

"it could take several years of ave or above-ave rainfall" to get Calif's water supply "close to normal" goo.gl/80eCfM

Jun 26, 2015

RT @sciam: California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis bit.ly/1RCymB5 #science

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

propublica.org — The Colorado River is dying - the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.
Jun 25, 2015

California drought is part of a much bigger water crisis. Here's what you need to know: propublica.org/article/califo…

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Q&A: Ian Klaus on the History of Fraudsters, Fakes, the Financial Press, and More

thebaffler.com — Trust is like gold: it's at the heart of capitalism, and it's a commodity that can be either invested or squandered. As Ian Klaus tells it, the history of modern finance is a story of the constant interplay between trust and risk, and between gentlemen and rogues.
Apr 06, 2015

RT @thebafflermag: Q&A: Ian Klaus on the History of Fraudsters, Fakes, the Financial Press, and More thebaffler.com/blog/qa-ian-kl… http://t.co/i6K…

The Utopian Vision of Pawnee, Indiana

thebaffler.com — Parks and Recreation, now entering its final season on NBC, has always represented a very particular, very liberal fantasy about how government should work. Though the city of Pawnee, Indiana is broadly drawn to the point of caricature-every branch of government seems to have its own set of quirks, from the stoned dudes of Animal Control to the sleazeballs who work in Sewage-it's also, in its way, a utopia.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @sadydoyle: Anyway! Here's me, on "Parks and Recreation" as liberal utopia and its weirdly anti-capitalist final season: bit.ly/15JwXHC

Jan 27, 2015

RT @sadydoyle: Also, IF you are interested, here is me on "Parks and Recreation" as quasi-socialist utopian sci-fi: bit.ly/15JwXHC

Democracy in Greece, for Now

thebaffler.com — In seven years' time, Athens has been transformed from one of Europe's gleaming capital cities to Europe's version of Detroit-much of it dirty, forlorn, its storefronts abandoned, its population in decline. Graffiti is ubiquitous. There are homeless beggars huddling on the steps of vacant buildings, and makeshift soup kitchens set up in public parks.
Jan 26, 2015

.@thebafflermag sorts out this Syriza thing for you. (And no, it's NOT a George Clooney sequel). thebaffler.com/blog/democracy…

Q&A: Judy Wajcman on the Scapegoating of the Email Inbox, Busyness as a Status Marker, the Division of Labor at Home, and More

thebaffler.com — Last April, an erroneous story got passed around online that the French government was considering making it illegal for people to answer work emails after 6 p.m. It was soon discredited-the proposal came from two unions, in the context of a contract negotiation, rather than from the government-but not before the mischaracterized version was picked up by what seemed like every single news site in America.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @thebafflermag: Judy Wajcman on how Silicon Valley is hostile to work-life balance, and why we should stop blaming Email Overload thebaffler.com/blog/qa-judy-w…

Don't Believe the FBI's Most Recent Hate Crime Statistics

psmag.com — Crimes targeting black and transgender Americans persist, but they are under-reported and under-recorded. * Last week, as the world's eyes turned (and hearts opened) to the victims of the shocking terror attacks in Paris, two smaller cities reckoned with their own crimes of hate and fear here at home.
Jan 15, 2015

Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: psmag.com/navigation/pol…

Jan 15, 2015

RT @lkirchner: Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: http:/…

Jan 21, 2015

RT @lkirchner: Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: http:/…

London's Poor Fetish - The Baffler

thebaffler.com — Visit any bar in the hip London districts of Brixton, Dalston or Peckham and you will invariably end up in a warehouse, on the top floor of a car park, or under a railway arch.
Jan 13, 2015

Well, it's certainly one way to define hipsters: rich people pretending to be poor thebaffler.com/blog/londons-p…

Jan 13, 2015

RT @tomstandage: Well, it's certainly one way to define hipsters: rich people pretending to be poor thebaffler.com/blog/londons-p…

Jan 14, 2015

This rather nicely sums up my opinion of 'Hipster' hellholes like Shoreditch, Stoke Newington & Brixton: thebaffler.com/blog/londons-p…

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Jul 31, 2015

Prison inmates are counted during voting-district gerrymandering...so why not in environmental impact statements? psmag.com/nature-and-tec…

Jul 31, 2015

TLDR on cop body cameras from NYT: it's just too early to say what the impact is on behavior/transparency, if any. nyti.ms/1DdxstP

Jul 31, 2015

Prisons impact the environment, and environmental pollution affects inmates. @PrisonLegalNews calls on the EPA to act psmag.com/nature-and-tec…

Jul 29, 2015

"This was, in the vernacular, a pretty chicken-crap stop.” // Officer Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Driver nyti.ms/1LYCMEi

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