other writing

Python wars: the snake epidemic eating away at Florida

There are tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems — and the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade.

 

"The Ayahuasca King" — The Guardian

The writer Peter Gorman’s Amazon expeditions draw guests aiming to ‘clear up ailments’ and ‘solve mid-life crises’ – and drugs are key to the transformative experience.

 

"Opening Act" — The Verge

In the era of streaming TV, who needs title sequences?

"Beachcomber" — The New Yorker

An exiled asylum seeker reflects on a life lived on beaches in Iran and Australia.

"An Irish Problem" — Al Jazeera

PART I: Once a taboo subject, a 32 year-old abortion ban is now becoming a major talking point in the run-up to Ireland’s general election.

PART II: As pressure mounts to repeal the ban, the role of international donors and organizers is coming under scrutiny. 

 

"Turning Bridges into Music" — The New Yorker

Di Mainstone has used an invention she calls the Human Harp to turn bridges around the world into giant instruments.

 

"Thinking Like a Mountain" — The Paris Review

How Aldo Leopold came to conservation.

 

"Consumed" — Guernica

A meditation on being eaten.

 

"Family Jewels" — Slate

Why queer history matters: Discovering a box of artifacts from 1963.

 

"Making Grindr Kinder" — Slate

In a “no fats, no femmes” culture, could encouraging kindness on hookup apps be radical?

 

"AIDS and the Creative Industries" — The Daily Beast

The designer Tommy Nutter, who died of AIDS, reminds the author of the cultural figures who also died of the disease—not forgotten, but not remembered as well as they should be.

 

"Black Beauties" — Qantas

An encounter with Rwanda's mountain gorillas.

 

"Safari of Small Things" — Qantas

A walk through west Kenya with some Samburu warriors.

 

"A Very Efficient Weapon" — Slate

Young, homeless, and transgender in New York City: A marginalized troupe takes center stage in the fight against oppression.

© 2019 by Lance Richardson.