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.
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.
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.
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.