Along with my work as senior editor of the Changing Gears public media project, I’m a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Atlantic Monthly’s AtlanticCITIES page. Here’s some recent coverage.
The New York Times
My Times Topics page
Even in a Locker Room Apart, An Undeniable Leap of Progress
The most exceptional thing about Brianna Amat, who has become known as the Kicking Queen, is not her twin accomplishments as homecoming queen and place-kicker. It is that she feels accepted as a full member of the high school football team in Pinckney, Mich.
The Kicking Queen
If being named homecoming queen is a lifetime memory for a high school student, so, too, is kicking a winning field goal. For Amat, 18, they happened within an hour of each other.
Buyer Beware, As Damaged Cars From Irene Arrive On Used Car Lots
Damaged cars and trucks from cities and towns affected by the storm are likely to make their way to auto auctions across the country.
Tigers’ Ace is Also A Drawing Card
In the sixth full season of his major league career, Justin Verlander is the Detroit Tigers’ biggest drawing card, providing a reason for fans to climb into their cars and drive hundreds of miles from across the state and other parts of the Midwest to watch him on the mound.
Karen Freeman-Wilson was educated at Harvard University, but wants to do something to help her struggling home town. The bar is low; the challenges are high.
Ann Arborites are in a polite uproar over the city’s confusing pedestrian safety ordinance.
For the past four years, Tupelo, Mississippi has been the Kate Middleton of auto plant towns, waiting for its crown prince: Toyota.
Rahm Emanuel: The Anti-Daley
Like a lot of other people in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel owes his political upbringing to the city’s legendary mayor, Richard M. Daley. But now, he’s separating himself from his predecessor.
Here is a selection of media coverage of my 2009 book, The Selling of the American Economy.
USA TODAY “Selling of the American Economy” Argues Against Protectionism
The Jackson Free Press Why Foreign Companies Dig Mississippi
NPR.org The Books Page
Mediaite.com Five Quick Questions
Jackson Clarion-Ledger Editorial: Foreign investment helps Mississippi
The Credit Union Times New Book Hails the Record Stake of Foreign Investment
Susan Thur, Open Salon: Foreign investment needn’t be a bad thing
Canadian Business Executive Summary
MLive.com and WJR
NPR’s All Things Considered
WNYC’s The Takeaway
and another visit with Paul W.
Wisconsin Public Radio
The Joy Cardin Show (requires RealPlayer)