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  • The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker - Esquire, September 2014
  • In the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, one man takes a stand.
  • Lance Armstrong – The Afterlife - Esquire, August 2014
  • After the greatest crash in modern sports history, the most driven man in America still can’t relax. 
  • Get Lost - Esquire, April 2014
  • Two men cross the forbidding Atacama Desert on foot, pulling carts filled with hundreds of pounds of water, looking for the strength to endure. 
  • I Am Anonymous - Esquire, November 2o13
  • In the spirit of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, a small-town Kentucky boy takes on the rapists of Steubenville, Ohio.
  • Alex Jones, Paranoid or Patriot? - Esquire, September 2013
  • A hero who speaks truth to power, or a nut who concocts ridiculous conspiracy theories?
  • The Neighborhood - Esquire, March 2013
  • When your whole life is destroyed, can anything ever be the same? Should it be? The story of Breezy Point, Queens struggling for survival in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
  • El Gringo Loco- Playboy, May 2013
  • An upper-middle-class American college kid goes to Mexico and gets a job with the Sinaloa Cartel.
  • Keystone - Esquire, August 2012
  • With the climate getting steadily hotter, the pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to Texas rolls the dice on the future habitability of our planet. Does anyone care?
  • Sugar on Top - Playboy, November 2012
  • In the wake of the financial crash, a sugar daddy, his sugar momma and their sugar baby re-negotiate the terms of sex, love and money.
  • Christina Bale May Kill Someone Yet - Esquire, October 2012
  • An actor with a rage for authenticity and hatred of doing media goes to war with one member of the media.
  • Trayvon - Esquire, September 2012
  • Before he became yet anther flash point in America’s never ending race war, Trayvon Martin was just a regular kid.
  •  The Agony of the Massachusetts Republican Esquire, April 2012 
  • Tea Party rage put Scott Brown in Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate, now he brags about being the “second most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate.” Will that be enough to save him from Elizabeth Warren?
  • Richard Trumka, American - Esquire, December 2011
  • The American worker has been getting trashed for 30 years – jobs leaving the country, wages flat, his boss getting rich. One coal miner from Pennsylvania knows what to do about it.
  • There Is No Truth, He Said - Esquire, November 2011
  • The future of the written word and the liberation of James Frey, with space aliens.
  • The Founding Father - Esquire, May 2011 
  • An emissary from an older America, a purist exiled to our wilderness, Ron Paul has suddenly moved to the center of the national debate. Is America ready for his radical vision?
  • Newt Gingrich - Esquire, September 2010
  • In the twelve years since he resigned in disgrace, he has carefully plotted his return to power. An epic and bizarre story of American power in an unsettled age.
  • Death of a Small Timer - Columbia Journal, Spring 2010
  • He was a real old-time Hollywood character with a store-front movie studio and a big parrot on his desk – until his mysterious death. Featuring Russ Meyer, Bill Margold, B-girls and women wrestlers.
  • The Last Abortion Doctor - Esquire, September 2009
  • For 36 years, Warren Hern has been one of the few doctors in America to specialize in late term abortions. George Tiller was another. When Tiller was gunned down in church, Hern was the only one left.
  • Uccidete Il Dottor Hern (Non I Bambini) - The Last Abortion Doctor in Italian.
  • My History of Violence - Paste, September 2008
  • meditations on Cormac McCarthy and the modern love for darkness.
  • Joe - Esquire, January 2009
  • Joe Biden’s White House ambitions crashed i 1987 and again in 2008. Then – darndest thing – destiny came calling.
  • The Sublime Years - Paste, November 2008
  • Julia left last weekend – got in her little Honda, backed out of the driveway and drove away, my oldest daughter, gone.
  • Is This Man A Monster? - Esquire, June 2008
  • The president asked John Yoo to define torture. He did it. Was it one of the most heinous acts in American history – or was he right?
  • The Red Clouds Revolution - Playboy, September 2007
  • A man named Igor, his dot-com, and the next phase of America’s great sexual awakening. Winner of the 2008 Sexie Award for Sex Positive Journalism.
  • Journey to the End of the Earth - Esquire, October 2007
  • As the ice melts at the top of the world, new islands are being born. The greatest arctic explorers of our time leads five amateurs to a land untouched by man.
  • How The Attorney General of the United States Became Saddam Hussein’s Lawyer - Esquire, February 2007
  • The astounding story of Ramsey Clark, the most radical man ever to serve in the top ranks of American government.
  • A Shuffle That Breaks The SoulWashington Post, May 11 2006
  • While covering an environmental protest, I got arrested and got a glimpse of how we treat undocumented immigrants who try to cross the border. (Click the title.)
  • Not Guilty By Reason of Afghanistan - After watching the Twin Towers crash, Nathan Powell killed Jawed Wassel and cut his body into pieces. Was he paranoid about foreigners – or just trying to get away with murder?
  • Secret Lives of Suburban Stoners - Esquire, February 2002
  • You’ve got the mortgage, the mini-van, the college fund, the problems of the world. Your neighbors might have something to help.
  • The Opportunist - Esquire, January 2001
  • In the diamond war of Sierra Leone, Nick Karras saw his pot of gold.
  • The Long Way Home (part 1) – Esquire - Esquire, November 2001
  • Thirty-seven days, 37,000 miles, six continents, eleven countries, seventeen cities, fourteen hotels, hash, mushrooms, women, heatstroke, strep throat, a bipolar episode, eleven medications, eight and a half books, two pairs of shoes, and one very long train ride.
  • The Long Way Home, Part 2 – Esquire - Esquire.com – December, 2001
  • Elvis Says – Remember Seattle! - Esquire.com, Feb 1 2000
  • At the World Trade Organization Meeting, the King and the Kids Strike a Blow at the Heart of Globalization.
  • My Father The Spy - Esquire, March 1999
  • JFK praised him, David Halberstam scorned him, the CIA consumed him.
  • Live By The Blond, Die By The Blond - Esquire, August 1999
  • The Starmaker behind Vanna, Pamela and Jenny looks for the Next Big Blond.
  • Scenes From A (Group) Marriage - Esquire, May 1999
  • When the clothes come off, the chaos begins.
  • Dwarfs – A Love Story -  Esquire, February 1998
  • Love and tragedy at the annual Little People convention .
  • The Wasp Woman Stung - Premiere, April 1991
  • As a drive-in movie star, she injected herself with wasp hormones to stay young. In real life, she injected her son with growth hormones to make him tall.