Q&A With Malala Yousafzai

In August 2014, I met Malala Yousafzai and interviewed her for The New York Times Upfront. We published the Q&A after she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Click on the photo below to read the Q&A published in The New York Times Upfront, November 17, 2014 issue.

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Speaking in Tongues

MAP INFOGRAPHIC: Nearly 400 languages are spoken in the U.S. What’s the most common one in your state, not including English and Spanish? Published in The New York Times Upfront, October 6, 2014 issue.

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“I Was Homeless”

My cover story on the youth homelessness epidemic in the U.S. Published in The New York Times Upfront, Sept. 15, 2014 issue.

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Shameless Plugs?

Desperate to get their products in front of you, companies are sneaking ads into TV shows, music videos, and now even celebrity tweets. Published in The New York Times Upfront, March 17, 2014 issue.

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21st Century Slaves

My first cover story on modern day slavery. Published in The New York Times Upfront, March 17, 2014 issue.

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Living on Minimum Wage

My article published in Pagina99, a national Italian daily, on Feb. 12, 2014, on what it means to live on minimum wage in the U.S.

Click on the image below to read a PDF of the article’s first page.

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Click on the image below to read a PDF of the article’s second page.

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Young, Undocumented & Alone

“Edgar Chocoy aveva 14 anni quando decise di scappare dal Guatemala. Per due anni aveva fatto parte della gang Mara Salvatrucha, ma il livello di violenza era diventato insopportabile e Edgar voleva una vita normale. Quando i membri della gang cominciarono a notare che Edgar era raramente presente ai loro incontri, lo iniziarono ad aspettare fuori casa per minacciarlo di tortura e morte. Edgar decise di scappare illegalmente negli Stati uniti. A Los Angeles, senza l’appoggio della famiglia, Edgar tornò a far parte delle gang di strada, finché un giorno non venne arrestato. Nel 2004, Edgar aveva 16 anni. Venne processato come indocumentado e la sua richiesta di asilo – fondata sul fatto che la Mara Salvatrucha l’avrebbe ucciso se fosse tornato in Guatemala – fu rifiutata. Dopo poco più di due settimane dal suo ritorno a Guatemala City, Edgar fu assassinato, il suo corpo seppellito in una fossa comune in un cimitero per senzatetto.”

To keep reading the article on Pagina99.it, click here: http://www.pagina99.it/news/economia/3074/Bambini-soli-in-tribunale–Indocumentados.html

Smoke Signals

Why electronic cigarettes, unregulated and increasingly popular among young people, are worrying some U.S. officials. Published in The New York Times Upfront, December 9, 2013 issue.

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The Fly in the Ointment

Every idiom has a story to tell, often one rooted in history. Published in The New York Times Upfront November 18, 2013 issue.

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Escape From Tehran

A young Iranian talks about why she fled to the United States and the 74 lashes that await her back home. Published in The New York Times Upfront, November 18, 2013 issue.

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