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Daniel A. Gross


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Past articles by Daniel:


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


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


How German 'wood detectives' protect endangered species

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The proud Pacific nation that preserves its homeland with the Bikini Anthem

The Bikini Anthem preserves the history of the Marshall Islands, which gained independence on May 1, 1979. → Read More


His grandfather helped bomb Hiroshima. Today, he's friends with a nuclear bomb survivor.

For decades, Keiko Ogura didn't talk about the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. → Read More

An important lesson on covering Trump from Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin’s book on the impeachment of Richard Nixon begins at the end: in the Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, where five of the men behind Watergate were standing trial. After a tense wait, the jury reached a verdict, and reporters ran through the empty hallways to secure a place in the courtroom. It was […] → Read More