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Daniel A. Gross

The New York Times

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

Governor Cuomo, Pardon This Man

Tyrone Abraham served his time. His story shows what happens when a state’s criminal justice system collides with federal immigration enforcement. → Read More

A Collection of 13 Eclectic Collections

A baker's dozen of our favorite hoards, from puzzles to gospel records to dog books. → Read More

The Many Lives of Demogorgon, From Scribal Error to 'Stranger Things'

How vague and various descriptions made a medieval mistake into a lasting horror. → Read More

NPR

Why The Herero Of Namibia Are Suing Germany For Reparations

They were twice the targets of systematic racism — an "extermination order" by German colonizers, then brutal segregation by South Africa. They're still fighting to regain what they lost. → Read More

PRI

Ben Mirin beatboxes with bird calls

A birdwatcher and beatboxer combines his two passions to make a totally original sound. → Read More

The Troubling Practice of Turning Semi-Trailers Into Jails

Facing a shortage of space for inmates, Missouri's Greene County Jail opted to build an insta-prison in the parking lot. Is that OK? → Read More

Inside a Prefab Missouri Jail Made of Semi-Trailers

Repurposed shipping containers and semi-trailers are finding a new life—as jails. → Read More

A Tiny New York Town With Not One, But 5 Indie Bookstores

The village of Hobart, home to fewer than 500 people, serves as a modest reminder that books can change people and places. → Read More

PRI

How German 'wood detectives' protect endangered species

A laboratory in Hamburg tries to catch illegal importers in the act. → Read More

PRI

Harry Truman’s grandson impersonates the former president and considers the age of Trump

Clifton Daniel used to dislike living in his grandfather Harry Truman’s shadow. Now, he’ll play him onstage. → Read More

PRI

The grandson of a man who bombed Hiroshima celebrates an anti-nuclear Nobel Peace Prize

Ari Beser's grandfather helped bomb Hiroshima. Now he's part of the movement to abolish nuclear weapons. → Read More

PRI

Massachusetts's iconic cranberry bogs leave a legacy of environmental damage

Farmers reckon with the environmental costs of an annual Thanksgiving tradition. → Read More

PRI

Merkel's party wants to deport migrants to Afghanistan, but this refugee says it's unsafe

A German far-right party won parliamentary seats after campaigning against policies that welcomed refugees. One of those refugees, Ahmad Wali Temory, hopes to preserve the policies that brought Afghans like him to the country. → Read More

Now available at your local library: non-books

Cake pans, binoculars, toys, neckties, even guitars are available at libraries, as the institutions become a different kind of public resource. → Read More

PRI

Can a nuclear explosion be peaceful? US scientists used to think so.

Fifty-five years ago, scientists created the largest man-made crater in America. Milo Nordyke was there. → Read More

PRI

Drawing comics of Nazis taught this US author what fascism really looks like

Jason Lutes grew up in Montana, speaks no German, and grew up sheltered from stories of war. But for two decades, he has been drawing a comic book about the rise of fascism in Berlin. → Read More

PRI

Kevin Kwan's new novel satirizes the richest of the rich in Asia

He says his "Crazy Rich Asians" trilogy is like a Singaporean version of "Downton Abbey." → Read More

PRI

An immigrant was shot in Oklahoma. His family wants justice.

The family of Khalid Jabara say he was murdered in an act of hate. But a hate crime charge may have little impact on the case. → Read More

PRI

St. Louis repaired its historic Jewish cemetery. But the city is still looking for answers.

“We won’t call something anti-Semitism until we really know it’s anti-Semitism." → Read More

PRI

How a Muslim community in Missouri rose from the ashes of an arson attack

Five years ago, during Ramadan, a Missouri mosque was burned to the ground. So local Muslims built a bigger one. → Read More