Dear Recruiters and Assigning Editors:
& Roy's turmoil to the Las
Vegas coroner's weird practice of posting gruesome photos
of missing dead people online, Sin City provides an often bizarre,
frequently serious, always bottomless resource of inspiration
and assignments. My wide and varied interests are put to great
use here in writing news, politics, features, pop culture, technology,
travel and health for the nation's largest news outlets.
This site archives dozens of my best pieces
from Las Vegas and beyond, including my years overseas in China
and the random news-features I come across anywhere I go. I
wander into the epicenter of some of the biggest stories of
my time -- the butterfly
ballot in 2000 and the 2003 SARS
crisis in China come to mind -- but I also have a whimsical,
curious side that has led to much of my Newsweek work.
Among the highlights:
Breaking News/First to report...
Personal writings that
Innovative travel stories...
- My critique
of the new $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas.
- My Little Brother and I grade
Las Vegas' pools.
- My Little Brother and his
friend rank Vegas' animal
- A Boston Globe piece on Reno's
attempted -- and mixed -- revival.
- Major piece on Beijing
and a live Q-and-A
Important business stories
Quirky takes on...
High-tech matters such