SELECTED WORKS

  • With Rise in Young Painkiller Abusers, Officials See More Heroin Overdoses – With the steady rise of prescription drug abuse across the state, young pill addicts are succumbing in increasing numbers to another vice: heroin. (California Watch/Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • Painkiller Abusers Now Overdosing on Heroin – Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in America, killing 40 people each day. In California, there is now a new facet to the crisis: young pill addicts who are turning to heroin, sometimes with fatal results. (KQED Radio/The California Report)
  • Young Painkiller Addicts Switch to Heroin, and Overdose Rates Rise – As the street price of pain pills like OxyContin has soared, some teens and young adults are turning to heroin for a cheaper high. (KQED Radio/The California Report)
  • Suburban Junkies – In California’s Orange County, some prescription drug addicts are turning to heroin for a cheaper high. This growing problem appears to hit hardest in affluent communities around the state. (California Watch/Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • The Oxy King of Marin County – Even in prison, one of the Bay Area’s most notorious pill dealers still insists he did nothing wrong. (SF Weekly)
  • Accidental Addict: I Was Hooked On OxyContin At 24 – Prescription painkillers like OxyContin are a dime-a-dozen these days. But if you think popping one for a fun time now and then isn’t a big deal, think again: You’re one step away from becoming a junkie. (blisstree.com)
  • How Many Strikes? – The streets of New York are tough. They’re even tougher when you’re a homeless, transgender teenager. (In The Fray Magazine)
  • Filling the Void – A show at the Brooklyn Museum reflects on the past, present and future of the World Trade Center site, evoking the persistent sense of disbelief that the Twin Towers – and those who perished in them – are really gone. (The Brooklyn Paper)
  • We All Want Love to Win Out. But Whose? – The ex-gay movement and the battle over what it means to be whole. (In The Fray Magazine)
  • Positive Emotions – People living with HIV escape discrimination and find romance with the help of a specialized social club in southern Russia. (The Moscow Times)
  • The Vintage DJ – Spinning the past into the present. (In The Fray Magazine)
  • Slamming It – Ten years after the war, members of a Bosnian volleyball team are bound together by their wounds. (In The Fray Magazine)
  • Hell on Wheels – The all-girls roller derby league in Brooklyn is just what you’d expect: tough, sexy, and ready for a fight. (The Brooklyn Paper)