crime, courts, & justice reporting for Oakland North

OPD gets $50,000 grant to lower alcohol sales to minors
Study shows Oakland police less respectful toward black motorists
Man dies in custody after Oakland police deploy taser
PODCAST! –> Tales of Two Cities: While You Were Sleeping
Healthcare experts break down how new birth control rules will affect Californians
Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police
AUDIO SLIDESHOW! –> Youth-led environmental group donate items to a climate legacy time capsule
COLLABORATIVE MULTIMEDIA REPORT! Produced with Sarah Cahlan and Drew Costley –> Birthing Inequity

book reviews & essays for Brooklyn Magazine — The Masters Review — Wales Arts Review — The Rumpus — The Punch — Fiction Advocate  Catapult BOMB — and:

The Los Angeles Review of Books 

When the Hurlyburly’s Done: Roy Scranton’s “War Porn”
The Choice to Stay: SJ Sindu’s “Marriage of a Thousand Lies”
Points of Access: Achy Obejas’s “The Tower of the Antilles”
25 Years After November 26, 1992

Gulf Coast

On American War, Omar El Akkad’s Tale of the Second American Civil War
Micro-Review: Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas’s Don’t Come Back


Freemans: Family
An American Weakness
A Gentle Visit
Cosmic Disruption
And to Questioning, Stay Faithful
A Time to Mourn

profiles of Nayomi Munaweera — Kim Magowan — Patricia Powell —  Roscoe Mitchell** —  Juliana Spahr

**This story received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.

interviews with John Freeman  — Jade Chang — Roy Scranton — Anuk Arudpragasam — Daniel Lowe — Jami Attenberg — Sarah Jones (and Company) — Beck Levy


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