MS Journalism, Columbia University
Horgan Prize for Science Writing
THE AGENDA FOR TODAY
The New York Times
Like so many of my friends, I recently brought my mother home to live with my family. At 92, Mom still laughs readily, especially at herself; still dances a few steps whenever she hears jazz; still loves literature, though she’s more likely to read Sue Grafton than James Joyce these days.
She just can’t remember anything.
DABS, MARIJUANA'S EXPLOSIVE SECRET
All over the country, people have been exploding kitchens and basements trying to make their own butane hash oil.
And smoking it—a new craze called "dabbing," because a little dab'll do ya—is giving an intense high miles beyond the mellow effects of a joint.
MALE, RICH AND SMART?
YOU’RE A SCAMMER’S DREAM
John Mark Moore's in-laws didn't suspect a thing. Not even when Moore repeatedly forged their signatures. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the couple, two well-respected California farmers, had no clue their son-in-law was increasing their business lines of credit so he could draw down millions in loans—for himself.
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