Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com)You can't escape death on a farm, where it is both a practical matter and an asset. Photo by Stanley Zimny

Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 14, 2017  • The Sunday Long Read number one readers’ pick for 2017, and Longform best of 2017. Recommended by Longreads as an “incredibly moving feature.” Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of “reported feature or profile.”

For three days during a humid stretch of July in Newton, North Carolina, cars lined up along the dirt road outside the home of Deloy and Kate Oberlin. Read more...

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)Photo by 10 Mix

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 15, 2016

Earlier this year, the Penthouse brand was taken over by an unusual character: Kelly Holland, a woman and self-declared “left-leaning feminist…”

Kelly Holland: The common belief, and it’s been perpetuated by the press, is that free porn has killed porn. Read more...

The Gowanus Canal’s Beacon of HopePhoto by Timothy-Vogel

The Gowanus Canal’s Beacon of Hope

Originally Published: Pacific Standard Magazine • January 20, 2016

It is low tide at the Gowanus Canal. The water near 2nd Avenue and 5th Street is dark green and murky. The smell of rotten eggs wafts through the air; it could be from the untreated human waste that regularly empties into the waterway, or from the noisy industry that burdens its banks. Read more...