Bio

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I’m a Senior Writer at Slate, where I've been a contributor since 1997. I write on topics including business, politics, sports, culture, and travel, and I'm a frequent presence on Slate podcasts. My writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New YorkGQ, Wired, and other publications. I’ve been excerpted three times in the Best American Travel Writing series, won the 2005 Online Journalism Award for commentary, and was nominated for a 2011 National Magazine Award for Digital Media. My book, Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World, was published by Riverhead in 2010. I graduated from Brown University and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. I live in Brooklyn with my wife and son.