Random Family: On showing, telling, and showing up…

I’m working on a piece that takes place in the inner-city, and going back over Random Family, which I read almost a year ago. The book is chock-full of incredible reporting, and clean simple prose that make the breaking heart of the story burst clear-through. Too many scenes and snippets (and even profoundly good exposition) to recount, but I wanted to … Continue reading Random Family: On showing, telling, and showing up…

On the Cuban Health Paradox and reporting from afar

I’ve got an article in Yahoo’s special Cuba package this week on the country’s deeply paradoxical healthcare system, and I wanted to add some context and post some reference material, in case anyone’s interested. I went into this piece with what seemed like a very straightforward idea — to look at Cuba’s exclusion from the World Bank and … Continue reading On the Cuban Health Paradox and reporting from afar