My debut in Smithsonian Magazine is 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.
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.
In this chronicle of the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the segregated South, a five-year-old novice meets a doctor who changes history by building a clay court in his backyard. Will someone please make this into a movie?!