Recent Articles

Justice for Danny: How a small town pharmacist caught his son’s killer — and then took down the most notorious pill mill doctor in New Orleans history | The Times-Picayune, October 7, 2017

‘Can’t bring myself to give them that money’: Finding out your $284 blood test costs $34 nearby | The Times Picayune, May 22, 2017

She went to a clinic for shoulder pain. Why did Tulane charge her a ‘facility fee’? | The Times-Picayune, May 17, 2017

This man went to an in-network ER in New Orleans. Why did he get a $1,360 doctor’s bill? | The Times-Picayune, May 15, 2017

Her doctor’s visit co-pay jumped from $40 to $114. The hospital could not explain why | The Times-Picayune, May 10, 2017

Why was Army vet charged $4,033 for $450 MRI? It’s ‘complicated,’ hospital says | The Times-Picayune, May 3, 2017

 For some Louisiana health insurers, explanations of benefits are anything but | The Times-Picayune, April 27, 2017

‘Street medicine’ brings healthcare to New Orleans homeless | The Times-Picayune, December 1, 2016

The Good Doctor: How Tulane’s Mordecai Potash is fighting the opioid epidemic | The Times-Picayune, October 28, 2016

For ‘rapid diver’ who went after trucker in I-10 crash, every second counted | The Times-Picayune, October 7, 2016

Cash, sex and pills: The life of a Metairie doctor accused of threatening feds | The Times-Picayune, October 4, 2016

Opioid industry spends heavily on Louisiana politicians as epidemic worsens | The Times-Picayune, September 22, 2016

Life on and after opioids: One woman’s journey | The Times-Picayune, June 29, 2016

Overdose: What happens when the medics arrive | The Times-Picayune, May 25, 2016

Shucker for a day: Oysters, immigrants and an aching back | The Times-Picayune, May 5, 2016

The trials and travails of a New Orleans public defender | The Times-Picayune, March 30, 2016

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Amid New Orleans Violence, volunteers try to keep the peace | The Times-Picayune, January 21, 2016

Fools’ Gold: How a controversial hit Discovery Channel show went from boom to bust

BuzzFeed, January 10, 2016

Stolen artifacts, ISIS money and a New Orleanian on the case | The Times-Picayune, October 28, 2015

Southern University at New Orleans professors accuse administration of religious, ethnic bias | The Times-Picayune, October 19, 2015

Crop dusters seed mangroves by air to save Louisiana wetlands | The Times-Picayune, August 25, 2015

Did a moldy building kill 4 New Orleans college professors? | The Times-Picayune, July 22, 2015

After years of selling rainbow flags, Garden District flag shop owners plan marriage | The Times-Picayune, July 9, 2015

When Freedom Rang: How Norman Francis made Xavier a shelter from the storm of violence in 1961 | The Times-Picayune, July 5, 2015

Nicole Bajoie-Ford, target of SUNO audit report, resigns | The Times-Picayune, June 5, 2015

SUNO suppressing report on nonprofits, former state Senator Diana Bajoie, says ex-auditor | The Times-Picayune, May 14, 2015

As nudism fades in Louisiana, one campground nakedly perseveres | The Times-Picayune, February 27, 2015

The Mystery of the Lucky Comedy Club | The Times-Picayune, July 11, 2014

Danger Lab: Scaling Glaciers to Understand Minuscule Worms

Mental Floss Magazine, May 2014

Unrealized Promise: Lil Wayne, Mountain Dew, and the Lower 9th Ward Village | The Times-Picayune, April 29, 2014

Danger Lab: The Bats and the Bees

Mental Floss Magazine, April 2014

Danger Lab: Flash Flood in China’s Quankou Dong Cave

Mental Floss Magazine, March 2014

Profile of Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim | The Times-Picayune, February 13, 2014

Smoothie King passes a banned substance test | The Times-Picayune, February 7, 2014

The World super-yacht makes a surprise appearance in New Orleans | The Times-Picayune, January 24, 2014

Former Avondale workers remember the heyday of the business | The Times-Picayune, January 4, 2014

Danger Lab: Escape from Kasai-Oriental

Mental Floss Magazine, December 2013

The Devil is Running for a Seat in Parliament

New York Times, November 17, 2013

Levison Wood: The Man Who Dares to Walk the Nile

Narratively, October 10, 2013

For More Accurate Forecasts, Follow the Fish

PBS: Nova Next, October 1, 2013

League’s Format and Prizes Transform Street Skating

New York Times, August 22, 2013

Riding the Waves, Montauk Style

New York Times, August 21, 2013

Endangering the Herd: The case for suing parents who don’t vaccinate their kids

Slate, August 13, 2013

A Visit from the Devil: A Feared Traditional Priest from Ghana Spends a Year in the Bronx

New York Times, July 19, 2013

The Spirit of Surfing, Caught on Camera

New York Times, July 7, 2013

Staying Alive: Kiss’s Alive!

Mental Floss Magazine, July/August, 2013

Shannon Galpin Has a Mission: Putting Afghans on Bikes

New York Times, April 16, 2013

CrossFit Offers an Exercise in Corporate Teamwork, Too

New York Times, March 30, 2013

Killers of Serpents: The 2013 Python Challenge

Vice Magazine, March 2013

Off Reggae’s Grid, Back on the Map

New York Times, February 16, 2013

Collect Art Like a Guggenheim: The Story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel

Mental Floss Magazine, January/February 2013

After Foster Care Years, a Young Woman Becomes a Role Model for her Sisters

New York Times, January 14, 2013

Chasing the Cicada: Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

Mental Floss Magazine, December 2012

Interview with John Holmstrom, Editor of “Punk” Magazine

Capital New York, December 19, 2012

In Every Season, Caring for a Son with Asthma

New York Times, November 19, 2012

After Sandy, a Red Hook Farm Awaits a Soil Test

Capital New York, November 12, 2012

How Occupy Wall Street Turned Into a Disaster Relief Group

Atlantic Wire / Capital New York, November 5, 2012

Staten Islanders Tell of Heart-Stopping Rescues, Heartbreaking Losses as Death Toll Mounts

Capital New York, November 1, 2012

An Interview with Bill McKibben on Sandy and Climate Change Activism

Capital New York, October 30, 2012

In Praise of Light Beer

Mental Floss Magazine, October 2012

One Man’s Dream: A $5 Million Eco-Hacker Colony in Brooklyn

Capital New York, October 17, 2012

An Awkward Encounter with Led Zeppelin

The Atlantic Wire / Capital New York, October 10, 2012

A Banner Week for Lil’ Wayne is Overshadowed by an Enduring, and Confusing, Legal Stew

Capital New York, October 2, 2012

Kinky Friedman on Writing Memoirs with Willie Nelson

Capital New York, September 26, 2012

An Interview with Davy Rothbart, author of the essay collection “My Heart is An Idiot

Capital New York, September 6, 2012

Robert Anasi’s Memoir of Williamsburg in Flux

Capital New York, August 9, 2012

The Bad Old Days at McCarren Park Pool

Capital New York, July 13, 2012

New York’s Prince of Cheese

Capital New York, June 25, 2012

At CrossFit, a Military Regimen with Geek Appeal

New York Times, June 3, 2012

Most Creative People in Business Issue: Garet Hil, Danny Trinh, Andrew Hsu, Nadine Chahine, Greg Gunn, Sam Mogannam

Fast Company Magazine, June, 2012

Candy Crown: Will Cotton Reflects on the Will Cotton-Katy Perry Art Industrial Complex

Capital New York, May 11, 2012

An Interview with Artist Tamy Ben-Tor

Capital New York, April 27, 2012

The Moonlight Scholars of Brooklyn

Capital New York, April 27, 2012

Letter from the Borough Where Flex is King

Capital New York, April 13, 2012

Up Close: Electronic Music’s Own Archaeologist

New York Times, April 11, 2012

Video Game Designer Anna Anthropy Describes the Life of a Radical, Queer, Transgender Gamer

Capital New York, April 10, 2012

A Visit with Bob Witz, Quite Possibly New York City’s Only Remaining Outsider Artist

Capital New York, March 30, 2012

Leaving His Footprints on the City

New York Times, March 23, 2012

Notes from the Brucennial

Capital New York, March 2, 2012

With the Launch of “Megazine,” 24-year-old art star Loren Kramar is Downtown’s  Most In-Demand New Eccentric

Capital New York, February 24, 2012

Love at First Sight, and Through Years of Struggles That Followed

New York Times, February 8, 2012

Keeping Film Aspirations Intact While Building a Life of Sobriety

New York Times, January 17, 2012

An Artist’s Big, Big Plans for Red Hook

New York Times, January  13, 2012

For Father Working Three Jobs, a Startling Diagnosis

New York Times, January 6, 2012

Via YouTube, Leading Tours of the City’s Art Scene

New York Times, December 24, 2011

‘Pig,’ a Play, Roasts the Food-Obsessed

New York Times, December 8, 2011

In Brooklyn, Surviving Loss of Job and Sight

New York Times, November 30, 2011

A Haven for Lovers of the Analog

New York Times, November 17, 2011

A Party With a Faint Scent of Blood

New York Times, November 16, 2011

Revitalizing the Muppets Franchise

Fast Company, October 2011

For a Gallery at the Edge, Fame Is Born Tuesday

New York Times, October 28, 2011

Legal Marijuana Sells Vaporizers

New York Times, October 5, 2011

Jesse Middleton Juggles Three NYC Startups, Makes Jack Dorsey Look Lazy

Fast Company, September 30, 2011

On Facebook, Neighborhoods as They Once Were

New York Times, September 30, 2011

Female Geeks Flex Their Skills at Ladies-Only Hackathon

Fast Company Magazine, September 2011

Women With Wrenches

New York Times, September 9, 2011

You’re Not a Stranger When You Leave

New York Times, August 31, 2011

Inside the All-Female Hamptons Hackathon for Humanity

Fast Company, July 19, 2011

Hasidic Sleuth’s Beat: Mean Streets of Brooklyn

New York Times, July 8, 2011

Bad Credit, but Good Vibes

New York Times, June 16, 2011

He Puts the Maximus in the Circus

New York Times, May 4, 2011

Artists’ Trailer Park Is History

New York Times, April 29, 2011

A Skate Shop with a Focus: Roller Derby

New York Times, April 28, 2011

Dara Foster, Stylist for Clients With Four Legs

New York Times, March 29, 2011

Catering to Romance, by the Hour

New York Times, March 24, 2011

Artists’ Trailers Are Moved Again, This Time Unceremoniously

New York Times, March 24, 2011

Yielding to His Natural Self

New York Times, February 2, 2011

Planting Giant Seeds of Imagination: Will Ryman’s “The Roses” on Park Avenue

Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2011

Lovers’ Tale, In Yiddish: A World Opens Up

New York Times, January 21, 2011

On Flatbush Avenue, Seven Stories Full of Ideas

New York Times, January 11, 2011

Turning Geek Into Chic

New York Times, December 17, 2010

Celebrating Twisted Taxidermy

New York Times, December 12, 2010

A Gallery in Midtown Offers Visitors the Chance to Try Out Indie Video Games

New York Times, October 14, 2010

Mingle, Meet, and Maybe Move In

New York Times, October 12, 2010

Futurism, Anachronism and Fun

New York Times, September 26, 2010

A Commune Grows in Brooklyn

New York Times, September 17, 2010

A British Bingo Sensation Looks for a Home in New York

New York Times, August 8, 2010

Where Dancing, Not Drinking, Is the Point

New York Times, August 4, 2010

An Artful Way to Rent Apartments

New York Times, July 2, 2010