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The Botanist Is A Plant!

The Botanist Is A Plant!

A I’m thrilled to make my debut in Smithsonian Magazine with this strange but true thriller about the swashbuckling 18th Century naturalist Andre Michaux. 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.
Does “Truth and Reconciliation” Work?

Does “Truth and Reconciliation” Work?

This deep dive into the global Truth & Reconciliation industry, written for Mother Jones Magazine, asks whether the feel-good advice it sells to aggrieved clients can really be trusted, or whether reconciliation is simply a ruse. Co-writer Peter Keating and I pick up the thread on MJ's podcast.
Home Court

Home Court

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

Return Game

Return Game

Wonder why the tennis world hates Maria Sharapova so much? Read my behind-the-scenes ...