I’ve been working as a journalist since 1987.

In reporting stories, I’ve searched for fallen meteorites in the Sahara Desert, snuck into Manuel Noriega’s abandoned beach house, and camped out with Army soldiers … Read more »

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Birmingham, England, is Now Kind of Hot for Travel

Once an industrial eyesore, Birmingham, England, is now kind of hot for travel. With a world-class food scene, a dazzling new public library, and a cool attitude, “Brum” is suddenly hot.

Boston Globe Magazine
Edited by Greg Klee. 

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The Sleepover

A Mother’s Day essay remembering my mom, Barbara Donahue (1929–2017), and my favorite punk band, The Plasmatics (1977–1983).

The Washington Post Magazine
Edited by David Rowell. Illustration by Maggie Chiang.

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Candidate Kipsang

Kenyan marathon ace Wilson Kipsang runs for public office, amid accusations that he’s stealing votes. 

Edited by Rebecca Nordquist. Photographs by Georgina Goodwin.

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