Tracking Godzilla

Tracking Godzilla

LA Weekly – September 2005 Under a steady downpour, one day before a 356-pound tiger is fatally shot near the Reagan Library, Lt. Chris Long, an exhausted 25-year vet of the California Department of Fish & Game, leads me down a muddy trail on Day Creek Ranch in Thousand Oaks. We stop at a black […]

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Trickling Down

Trickling Down

Angola is one of the wealthiest developing nations on the planet, yet 1 out of 6 children there dies before age 5 from foul or nonexistent drinking water. We travel deep into the Angolan slums with the aid workers who are fighting a corrupt oil-baron government to save the future generation of the country – […]

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Not Your Grandfather’s Revolutionary

Not Your Grandfather’s Revolutionary

A professional environmental and human rights direct action activist. He has plied his trade for the Ruckus Society, Greenpeace, and the Burma Humanitarian Mission in the US, Canada, Brazil and Burma, where he also trains young activists to resist non-violently.

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Inside The NFL’s Muscle Factory

Inside The NFL’s Muscle Factory

Oakland Raiders rookie Darren McFadden had a simple goal: to be the fastest and strongest running back in the NFL. So he put on 15 pounds of muscle in 6 weeks. Here’s how…

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The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

Nutmeg trees and coral reefs abound in the Banda Islands. On the trail of colonial invaders — and wild dolphins — Adam Skolnick discovers how these Indonesian islands helped birth the modern world. Travel and Leisure Asia, October 2012 — Photographed by Foued Kaddachi. Abba was humming again. It was his happy affliction. I heard […]

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Adam interviewed on Matador Network

Adam interviewed on Matador Network

“Until there is freedom and autonomy in the ethnic provinces and some sort of republic where there is self-determination completely without the military’s involvement, you don’t really have a democracy.” In November 2012, Alice Driver interviewed me on human rights in Myanmar. We talked about dictators and Obama, the Free Burma Rangers, and the future […]

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The Jesus-Kissed, War-Fringed, Love-Swirled Rangers

The Jesus-Kissed, War-Fringed, Love-Swirled Rangers

Outside Magazine, 2012 — The leader of the Free Burma Rangers keeps his identity secret. But he’s real, and he’s definitely hardcore. A former U.S. Special Forces operative—and an ordained minister, climber, and triathlete—he trains rebels and refugees in the fine art of outwitting one of the world’s most oppressive regimes to deliver humanitarian aid. […]

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The Doctor, The Dictator, and The Deadly Mosquito

The Doctor, The Dictator, and The Deadly Mosquito

It’s just after 2 p.m. Filtered sunlight splashes through the teak forest, illuminating a network of stilted bamboo huts that stretches into the surrounding hills. Five neighborhoods are stitched together with pumpkin patches and banana groves, and enlivened by scavenging chickens, mud-soaked pigs, and packs of children dressed in rags. This place is not joyless, […]

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Witchy Woman: Kirpal

Witchy Woman: Kirpal

LA Weekly - November 14-20, 2003 “I was a curious child,” concedes Kirpal. She could hardly help it, being the granddaughter to two wise women, one a Celtic Pagan healer from Canada, the other a Mexican Shaman from Echo Park. Peculiarity, in the form of psychic intuitions, and the ability to communicate with spirits and household pets, […]

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Tagged

Tagged

Wired - October 2003 Graffiti is art. Throughout the world evocative urban hieroglyphics shine fluorescent and vibrant from stucco walls, freeway overpasses, and howling commuter trains. Artists with monikers like “Exist” and “Cornbread” approach legendary status within an underground culture as their work becomes illicitly ubiquitous. But each year, graffiti causes $8 billion in damage nationwide. It […]

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