Category Archives: The Atlantic

Big in Hungary: Whips and Axes

The Atlantic has just published my short piece on Baranta, the youngest of the world’s so-called traditional martial arts. Around this time last winter, at a gymnasium 45 minutes outside Budapest, I was startled to come across a group of … Continue reading

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McMasterpiece

The Atlantic has just published my profile of the celebrity chef who designed a burger for McDonald’s. One brisk autumn day in Milan, I walked into Il Marchesino—an upscale eatery inside La Scala opera house—carrying a brown-paper takeaway bag from … Continue reading

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Building a Better Bug

The Atlantic has just published my piece on how scientists are planning to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria. Ridding a region of malaria is, in theory at least, fairly simple. Female mosquitoes transmit the disease when they make … Continue reading

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The Father, The Sun, and the Holy Spirit

The Atlantic has just published my piece on Pope Benedict’s plans to green the Vatican. To say I was standing in the shadow of St. Peter’s would be to some extent getting things backward. To be sure, from my vantage … Continue reading

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The Vigilante

The Atlantic has just published my dispatch from the Italian city of Oderzo, on a man driven by the death of his parents at the hand of immigrants. The Italian City of Oderzo isn’t particularly known for its crime. Located … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letters: HIV and Adolescent Life in Africa

The Atlantic has just published my piece about a generation of Africans that is growing up with HIV and the challenges posed in an era where the virus is no longer a death-sentence, but a chronic, contagious disease. The last … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory

My article on the parallels between the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s and the beginnings of climate change litigation has just been published in the Atlantic. During the tobacco wars of the 1990s, attorneys Steve Susman and Steve Berman stood … Continue reading

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The Real Roots of Darfur

The Atlantic Monthly has published my piece on the links between global warming and Darfur. April 2007 The Real Roots of Darfur The violence in Darfur is usually attributed to ethnic hatred. But global warming may be primarily to blame. … Continue reading

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Containment Strategy

This article, on the Pentagon’s fight against AIDS in Africa, appeared in the December issue of the Atlantic Monthly and is also archived below. December, 2006 Containment Strategy Iran. North Korea. Uganda? Why the Pentagon ranks Africa’s AIDS crisis as … Continue reading

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