What Americans Did To Yoga/The Atlantic’s Quartz

A journey into Yoga Culture. True, it’s not the typical fare offered on my site but, as you will see, it takes on some of my favored issues: race, identity, symbols, and the construction of culture. The piece, published by The Atlantic’s Quartz under the title, American’s Ruined Yoga for the Rest of the World has stewed in […]

The Road Home| Military veterans and homelessness

Ten years ago, I produced a feature story for public radio about Army Reservists as they prepared to deploy for Afghanistan.The piece was built around the drafting of their a last will and testament and centered on the singular question: “what was the most precious thing in their lives?” Over the summer I reported on […]

Against Mexico featured on PBS Newshour

‘Against Mexico’ Documentary Explores Texas Secession Battle | PBS NewsHour Posted on Newshour May 2012 At first blush, a group reenactment of Texas’ 1836 battle to secede from Mexico has little to do with today’s political environment. But the notion of what it means to be an American is an issue that continues to stir […]

“Against Mexico_the making of heroes and enemies” on PBS

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYLUjTAA%5D PBS.org has acquired Against Mexico-the making of heroes and enemies a short documentary film that I produced and directed. Against Mexico enters the world of historical reenactments of Texas’ ‘fight for freedom’ to explore the nexus of myth and history in creating images of heroes and enemies and its implication for who is […]

Machos y Putas Masking Mexico’s Violence

Machos y Putas-masking Mexico’s violence My analysis piece that appeared in the special May/June issue of NACLA Report on the Americas expands on the critique contained in the post-Sexing Violence in Mexico. He’s dead and she’s half naked. Two images I encounter at every newspaper stand in Mexico City– blood and babes. A magazine cover shows a […]

Backlash to a Rape published in The Texas Observer

This piece was published on the sites of  The Texas Observer and Women in Media and News. Download pdf of story here. A few days after my 16th birthday, a woman walking along a lonely highway in the neighboring town accepted a ride from an acquaintance. She climbed into a car carrying four men. Linda Gaitan […]