features

Lapham's Quarterly
"Songs from Sinjar"
How ISIS is hastening the end of the Yezidis' ancient oral tradition.

Bloomberg Businessweek
"Brazil's Billionaire Bishop"
A profile of Edir Macedo, an evangelical pastor who got rich off his followers' donations.
(Picked up by Longform)

Slate
"He Steals, but He Gets Things Done"
The roots of corruption in Brazil.
(Excerpted from my book)

The Baffler
"The Other Buffett Rule"
An essay on why better billionaires will never save us.

Vanity Fair (UK)
"The Empire Strikes Back"
For the travel issue, a trip to three cities from Brazil's imperial period.

Town & Country
"Inside the Turmoil in Tulum"
How an alleged land-grab scheme is changing this Mexican beach town.

The Atlantic
"The Broken Promise of the Rio Olympics"
How a chance to remake the city for ordinary Brazilians ended up lining the pockets of the rich instead.

The Times Magazine (UK)
"The Brazillionaire"
On the rise and fall of Eike Batista, once the world's eighth-richest person.
(Excerpted from my book)

Bloomberg Businessweek
"The World's Most Interesting Billionaire"
A profile of Jorge Paulo Lemann, the Brazilian tycoon who took over Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, Kraft, and Heinz.

short pieces

The New Yorker
"Open Talk of a Military Coup Unsettles Brazil"
"The Most Important Criminal Conviction in Brazil's History"
"What the Latest Crisis Means for Brazil"
"Brazil After Dilma Rousseff"
"Ryan Lochte and Brazil's Third Rail"

"Brazil's Olympics Meets Its Favelas"
(more)

The Washington Post
"Ghosts of Brazil’s past haunt impeachment crisis"
"How the Workers’ Party lost the workers"
"Zika exposes class differences in Brazil"
(more)

The Baffler
"Shave the Billionaire"
On the jailing of Eike Batista, formerly Brazil's richest man.

New York Magazine
"The Worst Predictions About Rio Haven’t Come True. That Tells Us a Few Things About Brazil and the Media."
(Plus an interview with On the Media.)

The Awl
"Counting to a Billion"
How that list of the world's richest people got made.

Slate
"Venezuela's Expat Revolutionaries"
The young foreigners who love Hugo Chávez so much they moved to his "Bolivarian paradise."

The San Francisco Chronicle
"2666 by Roberto Bolaño"
A book review.