Features by Max Whittaker

Unincorporated: California’s Forgotten Communities by Max Whittaker

Across California there are hundreds of unincorporated communities. While a few are some of the state’s richest areas; most lack sewer systems, clean drinking water, sidewalks, street lights, and storm drains. Populated by poor, working class Latinos, they’re neglected by local government and lack the resources to install the most basic infrastructure that city residents rely on. “We have Third World conditions, not only in this area, but in other areas of rural California. Some of it has to do with political will – perhaps in the past, they never had politicians willing to ensure… read more.

The Deciders by Max Whittaker

Iowa isn’t content to just be the first primary state. Republicans in the state get a jump on everyone else by holding the Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa in mid-August. Candidates roam around the corn-filled state, and any Iowan who wants to can look a presidential candidate in the eye and shake their hand. Rep. Michele Bachmann came out ahead in Ames and focuses the field moving forward.

Wisconsin Protests by Max Whittaker

Thousands of protestors gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison to voice their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed elimination of collective bargaining rights for public unions. Their protest runs around the clock as they spend the night on the hard marble floors of the rotunda and during the day as they brave sub-freezing temperatures while marching around the Capitol.

Protest State by Max Whittaker

A look at the often surreal world that exists outside the halls of the 2008 political conventions. Anarchists, cops, and protesters meet in a haze of pepper spray, tear gas, and misconception.

Operation Achilles by Max Whittaker

Afghanistan is America’s longest war, and despite the rhetoric, there is no end in sight. This is a look at an operation in Southern Afghanistan through the eyes of one platoon in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne.

Moonlite Bunny Ranch by Max Whittaker

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Mound House, Nevada – just a few miles from the state capital in Carson City – first opened in 1955. The Ranch is a legal, licensed brothel owned by Dennis Hof. It’s featured in the HBO series “Cathouse.”

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