THE NEW YORKER ONLINE

“The Rare-Earths Roller Coaster.”  May 22, 2014 

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“To Fix California’s Problems, An Investor Suggests Breaking It Up.”  March 29, 2014 

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THE GUARDIAN

“Republicans make a play for Silicon Valley, ‘the country’s largest ATM.’”  Oct. 29, 2014 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

“As Medical Imaging Rises, Radiation Concerns Follow. Debate has grown louder over the role of advanced imaging, which many doctors say is overused.  June 10, 2012

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“New Epilepsy Tactic: Fight Inflammation. The immune system may play a pivotal role in seizures  June 4, 2012

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“Hazy Recall as a Signal Foretelling Depression. An “overgeneral memory,” a tendency to recall past events in a broad, vague manner, may be a predictor of mental illness.  May 9, 2011

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“Drama! Music! Financial Shenanigans! Lucy Prebble demystifies the Enron scandal.  Feb. 21, 2010

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SLATE

“Couch Wars. Does one form of psychotherapy work better than another?  June 29, 2011 

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MODERN FARMER

“Farmer Goes High Fashion. A Tennessee clothing brand finds new life in overseas farm fashion aficionados.  April 25, 2013

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THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE

“And then they came for the Jews. Last November, more than 150 people were killed by terrorists in Mumbai. One target was a centre run by a young Jewish couple, who were murdered and perhaps tortured; miraculously, their toddler son escaped. But uncertainty lingers over what really happened that night.  Nov. 1, 2009                                        

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“March of the Russian Dolls. Ten years ago they were all diamonds and D-cups, and amounted to nothing without a man. Now Moscow’s ‘tusovshchitsy’ — It girls — have culture, class and style. And serious plans for their serious money.  Oct. 19, 2008                                        

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“Pirouetting for Putin. Under communism, ballet students were driven to achieve international fame for the glory of the state. In Putin’s Russia, nothing has changed.  Aug. 10, 2008                                        

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“Vengeance is Mine. When this man lost his wife and children in a plane crash, he stabbed the air-traffic controller to death - and became a national hero.  April 6, 2008                                        

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FORESIGHT (TOKYO)

“Moscow’s most appalling market. Spending an afternoon with the Russians who buy spoiled food.”  July 2009  

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FOREIGN POLICY

“The Dark Art of Cyberwar. Are cyberattacks warfare? It’s a lot more complicated than you think.”  November 2008  

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WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

“Lagerfeld’s Moscow Adventure”  June 1, 2009  

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“Moscow Retailers Feel the Crunch” (Cover story)  January 29, 2009  

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“From Russia, Less Love: Luxe Shoppers Cut Back” (Cover story)  Dec. 17, 2008  

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“Russian Designers Cope With Easing Demand”  Nov. 4, 2008  

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“Letter from Moscow”  July 3, 2008  

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“Donatella’s Jaunt to Russia”  Nov. 29, 2007  

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THE TIMES

“Steve Guttenberg: from Hollywood to panto in Kent. The film star Steve Guttenberg is playing panto in Kent, and relishing being the meat in the the theatrical baked potato.  Dec. 15, 2008                                     

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CURRENT TV

“Russian Fashion Queen. Yelizaveta Pankratova, 22, creates outfits for Moscow socialites and clubbers. But now she's designing a ready-to-wear line and holding her first-ever fashion show.  Broadcast in April 2009                                     










JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY

“Lubavitchers fight Russia for Schneersohn documents. Seized first by the Nazis and then by the Soviets, they are at the center of a U.S. lawsuit.  July 10, 2009  

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THE INDEPENDENT

“Tortured Russian Conscript Wants a Career in Politics”  Sep. 21, 2007

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“Serial Killer on Trial: Moscow’s Grandmaster of Murder” Sep. 14, 2007

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“Protest Raises Fears Over Death of Politkovskaya” Aug. 31, 2007

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COX NEWS

“Nine Decades Later, Russian Royalty Rebounds”  Nov. 23, 2007, The Austin American-Statesman

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“Russian Officials Give Positive Spin on Global Warming”  Aug. 1, 2007, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

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“Romance Sent to Siberia in Mania to Marry Money” June 9, 2007, The Sydney Morning Herald

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THE MOSCOW TIMES

“Below the Surface. Franko B used to bleed for his art, but now expresses himself in paint.  Oct. 19, 2007  

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“Raising a Last Glass. The life of artist and poet Dmitry Prigov was celebrated in the metro last week, as fellow artists held a wake as unconventional as the man himself. Aug. 31, 2007

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“Viva La Glam Diva. How Sergei Zverev came from nowhere to become Russia's star stylist. June 4, 2007

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“Home Sweet Home in a Volga. Hundreds of Moscow cabbies live in their cars. Feb. 28, 2007

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“Decline and Fall. A former fashion photographer captures the ruinous decay of historic country estates in a new exhibition. June 9, 2006

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ALASTAIR GEE

is a British-born journalist and has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, Slate, The Sunday Times, Foreign Policy and other publications. He is the Monocle magazine correspondent in San Francisco, where he is based. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cambridge he lived in Moscow for four years, and was an editor at The Moscow Times.  E-mail / Twitter
 


RECENT WORK 


RECENT WORK 

TED

“In the future, how will we define meat?”  Nov. 25, 2014

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“The warfare tactic that crushed cities (but not spirits).  Nov. 17, 2014

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“The strange history of a futuristic Soviet propaganda plane.  Oct. 1, 2014

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THE ECONOMIST

“The milder side of drones. Civil libertarians are still worried.  Feb. 16, 2013

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“A few blots in the copybook. An old psychological test gets a revamp.  Nov. 12, 2011

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“Silence is golden. People have a strange and worrying tendency to admit to things they have not, in fact, done.  Aug. 13, 2011

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“No hiding place. The long-sought goal of a cure for AIDS is inching closer.  July 21, 2011

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“No more hard graft? A better way of treating burns by spraying skin on.  June 15, 2011

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“Therapist-free therapy. Cognitive-bias modification may put the psychiatrist’s couch out of business.  March 3, 2011

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“V for Victory. Copying birds may save aircraft fuel.  Dec. 3, 2009

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THE LANCET

“Concerns raised over new US resident physician work hours. Doctors and sleep researchers in the USA have criticised new workload regulations for resident physicians, saying that residents are working too many hours and are at risk of making medical errors as a result of fatigue.  Aug. 27, 2011  

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“Anti-abortion laws gain more ground in the USA. States across the USA are introducing new restrictions on abortion in what is being seen as the biggest legislative onslaught by pro-life politicians in decades.  June 11, 2011  

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“Californian autism clusters leave researchers baffled. The discovery of a number of autism clusters centred around the Los Angeles area in California has left researchers struggling for an explanation.”  Oct. 30, 2010  

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“USA and North Korea work together on tuberculosis. Despite continuing tensions between the USA and North Korea, academics from California are proving that health might be one area where cooperation is possible.”  May 29, 2010  

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MONOCLE

Features:

Clean Break. This Tennessee city used to be known for its smog and stench. However, Chattanooga has cleaned up its act, establishing itself as an emerging technology hub and the home of Volkswagen’s only US factory. How did that happen?” March 2013

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Texas Medical Centre: The World’s Best? A visit to the largest medical complex in the world.” November 2012

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Drone Home. Unmanned military planes and helicopters are a controversial subject but visitors and exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems North America trade fair were unfazed. They’re more excited about drones that can do the housework.” October 2012

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Portland (quality of life survey). The stern influence of the North Atlantic may make Maine’s largest settlement misty and cold for much of the year but that doesn’t prevent the warm, relaxed lifestyle of Portland’s inhabitants from being extremely infectious.” July/August 2012

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Rocket City. Huntsville, Alabama is a global player in the defence and aerospace industries but in order to ensure its economic future it must diversify. It’s looking to bio-tech to not only attract top researchers and entrepreneurs, but also inject a dose of vibrancy.” December 2011/January 2012

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“Sunny Outlook. The Mojave Desert is about to become the Saudi Arabia of solar power. May 2010

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Columns:

The future for Apple without Jobs at the helm.” Aug. 25, 2012

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“Aliens - not just for nutters. Astronauts and Star Trek actors discuss extraterrestrials. Aug. 17, 2010

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“Trouble in app-land. Apple comes under fire. July 1, 2010

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“Where does all the money go? $1m, $2m, $7m, $12m... June 23, 2010

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“Are we too reliant on PowerPoint? Here’s a chart… The unexpected impact of presentation software. June 5, 2010

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“Controversy in cowboy country. The West’s fabled wild horses are moving East. May 27, 2010

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“Politician and Latin divas take umbrage with Arizona. A new immigration law raises shackles. May 5, 2010

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“Lessons learnt from the iPad. Can a new computer rescue a troubled industry? April 2, 2010

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“Kicking the weed. Weighing the future of marijuana in California’s Mendocino County. Jan. 27, 2010

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“Slow progress for high-speed plans. California’s rail project faces hurdles. Nov. 29, 2009

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

“In Russia, the Favorite Pastime of Draft Dodging” Dec. 29, 2008                                        

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“How Tough-Talking Russia Sees Obama” Nov. 7, 2008                                        

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“How Russia Is Trying to Regain Influence in Latin America” Oct. 14, 2008                                        

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“Russia Is Slammed Hard by Credit Crisis” Oct. 9, 2008                                        

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“Russia's Dissident Bloggers Fear for Their Lives” Sep. 30, 2008                                        

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“Is Ukraine's Crimea the Next Flash Point With Russia?” Aug. 26, 2008                                        

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“Russian Lawyers Claim Kremlin Abuses” July 28, 2008                                        

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“In Russia, Gays and Lesbians Struggle Against Widespread Hostility” May 29, 2008                                        

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“Chernobyl Victims Struggle With Consequences of Radiation Exposure” + VIDEO  Apr. 24, 2008                                        

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“Moscow’s Building Boom Brings Glitz to a Dowdy City”  March 27, 2008                                        

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“Putin Protégé Dmitry Medvedev Rocks the Kremlin”  March 3, 2008                                        

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“Murder by Polonium-210: A Widow's Stalled Quest for Justice”  Feb. 14, 2008                                        

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“Anti-Americanism Rises in Russia”  Jan. 18, 2008                                        

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“The Great and Powerful Putin”  Dec. 17, 2007                                        

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“Sentenced to Silence”  Nov. 26, 2007                                                       

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