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Newsweek, 2014

Until the city stopped him in 2010, Bob Diamond spent three decades hunting for the lost diary pages of John Wilkes Booth in a forgotten subway tunnel in Brooklyn. These pages, he claims, may prove a cabal of high-ranking New York City officials plotted to kill Abraham Lincoln.

Paris Review, 2012

For most, subways and city parks are just waypoints on the way to where we are going. But Z, a lifelong Greenwich Villager, feels at home with the movement.

Newsweek, 2014

Suspenders, a bar in lower Manhattan, lost 70 percent of its regular customers on 9/11. After more than a decade of financial woes, it was forced to close in 2014.

Newsweek, 2014

Patricia Kerman moved to San Francisco in the summer of 1969. Four decades later, ruthless gentrification is forcing her out.

Newsweek, 2014

The chemical spill in West Virginia poisoned the water, and with it locals' trust in the industries that have sustained and plundered it.

Atavist, 2012

A former NASA investigator's lifelong quest to rescue moon rocks from the black market.

NPR's "On the Media," 2013

The story of America's first large-scale surveillance program, launched in the 1940s by the agency that would soon become the NSA.