California’s Rim Fire

by Max Whittaker on Sep 14th, 2013


I spent five days covering the Rim Fire for both Reuters and The New York Times as it became California’s sixth largest wildfire, burning (as of publication time) 255,858 acres. The fire spread into part of iconic Yosemite National Park, inspiring alarmist headlines along the lines of, “YOSEMITE IS BURNING!!!” Read more.

9/11: Impact and Influence

by Pete Muller on Sep 12th, 2013

Before September 11, 2001, I lamented what seemed to be the vapid nature of my generation. I grew up with parents who were defined by Vietnam, the civil rights movement, women’s liberation and the profound unrest that surrounded those issues. When I graduated from high school in 2000—at the end of one of the most prosperous decades in modern American history—I envied the drama of their era.

How quickly that all changed. Read more.

Men Grapple With Infertility for The Washington Post Magazine

by Lance Rosenfield on Jun 23rd, 2013

Portrait of Jeremy and Kia Roop at their apartment in Westminster, Maryland on May 5, 2013. Jeremy and Kia are expecting their first born, Judah Zion Roop, who was conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at Shady Grove Fertilization Center in Rockville, Maryland. CREDIT: Lance Rosenfield/Prime (Lance Rosenfield/Prime)

While the difficult subject of infertility is often discussed, it is usually from the woman’s perspective. I recently worked with The Washington Post Magazine writer Ellen McCarthy and photo editor Bronwen Latimer on the story, “For Men, Infertility Often Becomes a Private Heartache”, which ran in the June 9, 2013 issue. For the feature I followed two couples and focused on the men, Jeremy and Kia Roop from Westminster, Maryland, and Stephen and Jenn Yunis from Germantown, Maryland. Read more.

Michele Bachmann: A Retrospective

by Brendan Hoffman on May 29th, 2013

A staff member holds up a flag during preparations for a campaign stop by Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Humboldt, IA. (Brendan Hoffman/Prime)

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, announced today she won’t seek re-election to Congress in 2014. Max Whittaker and I followed her quixotic run for president across Iowa in 2011, and she was a compelling subject. Have a look at what we saw in our archive.


Video: Pete Muller on covering the mass rape trials in Congo

by Max Whittaker on May 8th, 2013

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