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. Read my dispatch from the construction site at The Atlantic.
Grateful to be one of four North American writers of Luso descent awarded a full scholarship to attend the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. DISQUIET is a project of U.S.-based Dzanc Books and the Portuguese Centro Nacional de Cultura with support from the Luso-American Development Fund and many other organizations. The two-week program brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.
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.
by on Jun.27, 2012, under Essays & Journalism
At The Atlantic, I write about how movies, TV, music — and the police — have a warped way of portraying the drug war.