NYT’s “Snow Fall”-like South China Sea multimedia story

Online today: a “Snow Fall“-like New York Times Magazine multimedia feature on the South China Sea. The piece uses an in-depth, narrative text story about a visit to a Filipino outpost to examine how China and other countries are vying for control in the resource-rich area. There are videos, images, sounds, maps (like the one […]

An update on Thailand’s amnesty bill — and the potential for protests early next month

The WSJ reports today: An assembly of civil society groups has threatened to mobilize rallies across Thailand if the government pushes through a proposed amnesty bill that could open the door for deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to re-enter the country a free man. The draft legislation has recently been altered in a way […]

Image of the day: Saturn seen from above

Wow. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI; Composition: Gordan Ugarkovic.

A round-up of some of my recent Quartz stories

Just briefly, I wanted to share some stories I’ve written for Quartz of late: Who’s behind the mysterious string of bombings in Myanmar? A Thai beer tycoon wants to build a massive indoor snow park in Bangkok Today’s IHT is officially an artifact. Here are 8 memorable front pages Why Thailand gave up its dream […]

My NewYorker.com story on Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore

Up now over at NewYorker.com: a story I wrote about the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s recent visit to the city-state.

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Dogs Are People, Too — The New York Times List of common misconceptions — Wikipedia The Political Economy of Zombies — The Airship How to beat jet lag — Kottke.org How Brazil’s Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion — BloombergBusinessweek 11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional — Megan McArdle at Bloomberg.com […]

Thailand flooding: Is this 2011 all over again? Probably not

With tropical storm Wutip bringing downpours to Thailand, are we likely to face massive 2011– style floods all over again? It’s not looking that way. The AP puts things in perspective: Thai authorities said Tuesday that floods have killed more than 20 people and affected areas across the country over the past two weeks, though […]