J. Malcolm Garcia
    • J. Malcolm Garcia’s writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Mother Jones, West Branch, the Alaska Quarterly Review, and various other publications. He’s written about the drug war in Mexico, race relations in Jena, Louisiana, and the poor of Buenos Aires, among other topics. He is the author of memoir about his work in Afghanistan, The Kharagee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul (Beacon).

    • The Backstory
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      • The Backstory: J. Malcolm Garcia
      • Narrative storyteller and Investigative Fund reporter J. Malcolm Garcia talks about the detailed note-taking he used in his award-winning series on military burn pits, writing down everything, and how to move the story forward.

    • Investigations
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        • Backyard Battlefields
        • The rolling hills, forests, and rural communities of Northern Arkansas share this misfortune: they sit atop the Fayetteville Shale, one of the country's largest natural gas reserves. Welcome to the bloody business of fracking.

        • Toxic Trash
        • Billy McKenna and Kevin Wilkins survived multiple tours in Iraq. But they died of rare illnesses not long after coming home.

        • Smoke Screen
        • In Afghanistan, the US military disposes of millions of pounds of garbage each day — electronics, mattresses, plastics, even human feces — in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick?

        • Now Ye Know Who the Bosses Are Here
        • It's an uneasy peace in Northern Ireland. Behind the silence shrouding the brutal death of Paul Quinn, who had the bad luck to tussle with the son of an IRA man.

        • A Troubled Peace in Northern Ireland
        • A decade after a brokered peace, some elements of the IRA have morphed into criminal gangs — that prey largely on fellow Catholics

    • Blog posts
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      • Burned Out
      • Conclusions in scientific studies can often be discovered not at the end but between the proverbial lines of any given report. Certainly that is the case in the recent Institute of Medicine study, "Long-Term Health...