some recent writing
A Fresh Food Bank A look at how California food banks are sourcing and distributing large volumes of fresh produce from farms across the state.
The House of Second Chances The story of Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries and the felony-convicted CEO who went to work for them in a crisis.
The New Junk Food A visit to one of the country's largest carrot growers, to see how they're trying to reposition baby carrots as junk food.
Design Within Reach An architect loses his sight and gets a job working on the design of a new hospital wing for blind veterans.
A Revolution in School Lunches A new company tries to figure out how to serve cheap, healthy lunches in public school cafeterias.
A long profile of Steve Barr's Green Dot Public Charter Schools, and the fight for control of Locke High School, in Watts.
Check Cashers, Redeemed An in-depth look at the world of check cashers and payday lenders, in particular one large Southern California chain.
Last Days of Taipei I met novelists, artists, movie producers, and cafe owners, looking for ghosts of Taipei's difficult history.
The Invisibles An award-winning, inside look at the secret lives of students in UCLA's undocumented immigrant club.
Japan's Gross National Cool An influential 2002 essay that explored why Japan's culture business boomed globally in the 1990s.