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Past articles by Aaron:

Why Do Seventh-Day Adventists Live Longer Than Most Americans?

This conservative Christian sect takes the Bible’s messages about the body very seriously. Even non-Christians can learn a lot from their healthy lifestyle. → Read More

Thou Shalt Not Mess With a Mom in a “Mamacita Needs a Margarita” Sweater

“This mom runs on caffeine, wine, and Amazon Prime” is a funny t-shirt slogan, but there is a serious social phenomenon behind it. → Read More

How Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner Fought for His Rights

When Columbia Records breached one of their big star’s contracts back in the 1950s, he sued and won. → Read More

Old Dudes On Skateboards

The death of his life-long skateboarding friend prompts Aaron Gilbreath to get back on his board — at 44, with his toddler daughter in tow. → Read More

The Bonds Beyond Language

Twins have bonds that exist beyond words, and they fill the gaps left by what cannot be said. → Read More

Washington D.C.’s New Media Landscape Is Niche

General readers won't have heard of their publications, but Washington D.C.'s trade press cater to specialist readers who pay top dollar for the beats they cover. → Read More

On Beauty and Disability

Examining the body, disability, and the damaging idea of objective beauty. → Read More

Can Coastal California Adapt to Climate Change?

Rising sea levels and aggressive erosion could prove to be the greatest crisis modern Californians will ever face. → Read More

How College Professors Are Fighting for Their Lives

Adjuncts have unionized to try to negotiate a livable wage, but can their efforts defeat the college industrial complex? → Read More

Optimizing Meat 2.0

Can Impossible Foods’ meat facsimiles save us from our carnivorous appetites? → Read More

Why the Moon Is Suddenly a Hot Commodity

The next space race is on. → Read More

The Enduring Myth of a Lost Live Iggy and the Stooges Album

In 1973, Columbia Records professionally recorded the infamous band for a planned concert record. Columbia never released it. Maybe they never recorded it. → Read More

Editors Thinking About Editing at the AWP Conference

The only way to work as an editor and a writer is to continue learning from other editors and writers. → Read More

Zuckerberg’s Trash Is a Subculture’s Treasure

An entire subculture of Bay Area residents survives by reselling wealthy residents' trash. → Read More

The Problem with Nature Writing

The sprawling Los Angeles Metropolitan Area is the best place in America to reassess the way we write and think about the natural world. → Read More

Parenting in the New Age of Anxiety

Are we sacrificing our childrens' inner lives by protecting them too much? → Read More

The Paid Manipulators of Reality

By using avatars, Facebook, fake websites, and fake news, new private intelligence firms staffed by Israeli intelligence personnel are waging wars on perception to alter targeted groups’ beli… → Read More

Accidental Music History: How Jeff Gold Saved Rare Iggy & the Stooges Recordings from the Dump

Sometimes this is how musical history gets saved. → Read More

Our Understanding of Sun Exposure and Health Keeps Evolving

Who would have thought scientists would ever compare wearing sunscreen to smoking cigarettes? At Outside magazine, Rowan Jacobsen explores. → Read More

Where Have All the Music Magazines Gone?

Inside music journalism post-2008 recession, and how media consumption in the 21st century offers a road map for the continuation of the once-robust medium. → Read More