"To say that there aren't women in shark science is utterly ridiculous," a Black female marine biologist told me. So I asked both Discovery's Shark Week and National Geographic's Sharkfest why they focused on white male shark scientists in their marketing and casting.
This piece won an L.A. Press Club 2021 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award.
I traveled to Indiana to profile one of the stars of 1990s television: Double Dare host Marc Summers. He was performing in an autobiographical play that told stories from his life I wasn't aware of, a performance that I wrote was "both biography and a triumph of vulnerability, a very public rejection of the fear of being stigmatized after sharing his OCD diagnosis."