Cambodia’s de-facto dictatorship

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Jonestown for TIME Magazine

My article from TIME magazine about PTSD and first responders Members of a US military team prepare aluminum coffins for shipment to the United States, following the more than 900 deaths in the mass suicide staged in Jonestown by members of the People's Temple and their leader, the Reverend Jim Jones, Georgetown, Guyana, November 24, [...]

On Slow Journalism – Nieman Interview

https://niemanstoryboard.org/stories/5ish-questions-andy-kopsa-and-the-slow-payoff-of-freelance-longform-work/ Andy Kopsa is a freelancer crafting her career from longform journalism, specializing in investigations. She has written for The Atlantic, The Nation and even Teen Vogue and was the recipient of a 2013 Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion in American Public Life from USC Annenberg.For The Nation, she tracked down LGBT inmates in Cameroon. Spent [...]

On Grief – NYTimes

I got a text message from my father. My first thought: impossible — that old man doesn’t know how to text. My second thought: impossible — my father is dead. My dad died on Sept. 4 — a Tuesday — just a month shy of his 82nd birthday. He was a farmer, just like my grandfather, and was the hardest working [...]

Emily

    For families like the Koesters, health care is more than just politicians arguing on cable news. In the year after the kidney transplant, Emily was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma, had her lymph nodes removed from her neck as well as her adenoids, and started chemotherapy. During that same period, she was diagnosed [...]