by on Mar.13, 2013, under Essays & Journalism
Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of Rio de Janeiro's historic stadium, and with less than 100 days until the Confederations Cup — and the World Cup just around the corner — organizers are scrambling to finish before FIFA's looming deadline. You can read my dispatch from the construction site at The Atlantic.
by on Feb.17, 2013, under Essays & Journalism
At Salon, I take a look at how how Sheriff Joe Arpaio's school protection posse is disturbing the peace in Guadalupe, Arizona.
by on Nov.07, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
Why is baseball the only major sport with a sprawling farm system? At The Atlantic, I visit the Arizona Lall League, Major League Baseball's graduate school for top prospects, to learn about the long climb to the big leagues.
by on Oct.01, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
At The Atlantic, I write about the new film "Won't Back Down" and its controversial vision for school reform.
by on Sep.16, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
At Salon, you can read about my weekend at America's largest gun show, where ammo's cheap, private sales abound, and the Second Amendment comes first.
by on Jun.30, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
At Los Angeles Review of Books, you can find my essay about international literature, the new generation of Latin American writers, and Andrés Neuman's incredible novel of love and translation, Traveler of the Century.
by on Jun.28, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
At The Rumpus, I review The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector – one of several new translations from New Directions.