The Great Baseball Card Bubble
An excerpt from Mint Condition
Slate, March 24, 2010
The Treatment of Kenny Farnsworth
For much of a decade, he called 911 routinely for an endless list of medical issues. Now he has an endless stack of bills he is unlikely to ever pay. So what's the diagnosis?
Washington Post Sunday Magazine, November 29, 2009
This article won the Sidney Hillman Foundation’s Sidney Award.
From Grover “Uncle Jumbo” Cleveland to Chris Christie, a history of smearing heavyweights in American politics.
The New Republic, October 31, 2009
Home Loans Brokered by Nonprofits Helped Fuel the Housing Crisis
Huffington Post Investigative Fund, October 1, 2009
Reader's Digest and friends are in serious pain.
The Big Money, August 17, 2009
Can Topps Save Baseball Cards?
Slate, August 11, 2009
The Two Faces of U.S. Drug Policy
The Atlantic, April 2009
Sucking up to the White House-in-waiting
The New Republic, December 24, 2008
The Gilded Age
A look into the financial industry's cozy relationship with Congress.
The New Republic, October 14, 2008
A Star Had Already Been Born
Why the conservative establishment was in love with Sarah Palin even before she was picked as V.P.
The New Republic, September 5, 2008
Letters from an Arsonist
Washington City Paper, June 1, 2007
This story won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
The Missing Link
We like to think the half-smoke is D.C.'s indigenous street food. So how come we don't know anything about it?
Washington City Paper, January 26, 2007
Just for Kicks
Kids' new favorite after-school activity: Beating up adults
Washington City Paper, December 29, 2006
Nerves of Steal
A notorious smash-and-grabber gets back to work.
Washington City Paper, November 1, 2006
Requiem for a Rookie Card
How baseball cards lost their luster
Slate, July 25, 2006
The elitism of preppies. The boorishness of jocks.
Slate, April 7, 2006
When they moved to condemn her land, city officials informed Patricia Ghiglino that her property in Southeast D.C. was worth $1.8 million. They just wouldn't show her how they came up with that number.
Washington City Paper, February 17, 2006
How seriously did Richard Lafontant take local law when it came to stealing cars? He once walked out of a court hearing for auto-theft charges and hopped into a stolen minivan.
Washington City Paper, August 19, 2005
The Culler of Money
Late-night infomercial clown Matthew Lesko has authored nearly 100 books on government grants. His formula? “I don’t write,” he says. “I plagiarize.”
Washington City Paper, June 17, 2005
Breaking into the Business
Daniel Cortes liked to take his time when he burgled downtown office suites. That meant he had to come up with an innovative break-in strategy.
Washington City Paper, January 7, 2005
The Big Cheese
An Adams Morgan reveler has three possible uses for his jumbo slice: Eat it, throw it at someone, or feed it to the rats.
Washington City Paper, November 5, 2004