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WINNER: 2022 SPJ Golden Eyeshade Award (Best Magazine Writing)

WINNER: 2022 SPJ Golden Eyeshade Award (Best Magazine Writing)

I'm thrilled to make my debut in Smithsonian Magazine with this strange but true thriller about the swashbuckling 18th Century naturalist Andre Michaux, and the friendship with Thomas Jefferson that nearly ruined him. Hear a podcast, too.
The Demagogue

The Demagogue

The indictments of six people who were charged with plotting the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol sets the stage for this profile in GQ.com. It shows the riot was fifty years in the making — not five months.
Hollywood East, The Sequel: The fight over NC Film

Hollywood East, The Sequel: The fight over NC Film

A GOP tax revolt chased the film industry out of North Carolina. I report from Wilmington on the unlikely sequel that's unfolding.
WINNER: 2022 National Headliner Award (Major News Event or Topic)

WINNER: 2022 National Headliner Award (Major News Event or Topic)

What's behind the advice sold by advocates for Truth & Reconciliation Commissions? In this award-winning deep dive for Mother Jones, Peter Keating and I reveal the conflicts-of-interest and agendas driving the far-flung Truth & Reconciliation Complex.
Politico: The Massacre That Spawned The Alt.Right

Politico: The Massacre That Spawned The Alt.Right

In 1979, an alliance of Klansmen and neo-Nazis formed in Greensboro, NC. America would never be the same.
Home Court

Home Court

In this chronicle of the the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the ...