Articles

Ashley Harrell

On the Lost Coast, a lawless California state park has been overtaken by off-roading, fireworks and raves

“You’re dealing with a pretty hard-core group and it will take a tremendous effort to get it back in order.”

SFGATE

Ashley Harrell

‘The forest is a therapist’

On how I tried to remain skeptical about forest bathing, and failed.

SFGATE

Ashley Harrell

Her tribe was evicted from Yosemite. Now her daughter protects it from wildfires.

Helen Coats was one of the last members of the Paiute tribe to live inside Yosemite National Park.

SFGATE

Ashley Harrell

What Happened on Howard Street

The story of how the criminal justice system failed a Black teenager in Eureka, California.

North Coast Journal

Ashley Harrell

Dinner from the Dock

During the pandemic, seafood sales are surging at Woodley Island Marina.

North Coast Journal


Ashley Harrell

Op-Ed: Lesotho Too

The epidemic of sexual violence against women in Lesotho, Africa, is arguably the worst in the world. But it is rarely reported.

Los Angeles Times


Two Wheels vs. Four

Always warm and flat as an ironing board, South Florida should be a cycling paradise. Instead, it’s one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. to ride a bike. 

Fort Lauderdale Magazine


The Death & Life of Coral Reefs

In South Florida and around the world, coral reefs are in trouble. But scientists are fighting back – and in some cases, divers can help.

Fort Lauderdale Magazine


A Life Aquatic

For Diana Garcia Benito, probing the ocean floor for undiscovered sea creatures was a lifelong dream. Her single-minded quest to get there became her greatest adventure.

Southwest The Magazine


The Wizard Behind the Curtain

When you gasp in wonder at a Strip show illusion, that’s the magic of Thom Rubino. Thom who? Exactly?

The Desert Companion


Ashley Harrell

The Legend of Malacrianza

In Costa Rican bullfighting, many toros have come and gone, but none has achieved the legendary status of Malacrianza. 

SB Nation


Courtesy of R. Mack Harrell

Standing Next to Greatness

In my parents’ living room there’s a collection of University of Florida Gators football paraphernalia they like to call “The Shrine.” They have the shrine because my brother Alex played on the team. Well, sort of.

SB Nation


A Clown is Born

The best performances come out of exploring psychological material — in most cases the darker stuff — for entertainment value. Call it clown therapy.

The Bold Italic


Too Cute to Shoot?

The adoring public may have a problem with what San Francisco has in store for its troublesome invaders, the sea lions.

SF Weekly


Girl Game

A world-famous pick-up artist tried to teach single women to attract decent guys in San Francisco. It was harder than he thought. 

SF Weekly


Snitch

Deanna Johnson testified against a murderer to save her son. But in the projects, truth comes at a price.

SF Weekly


Rebreathe Deep the Gathering Doom

Zak Jones had an affinity for a newer piece of scuba equipment growing in popularity with experienced divers. His death is making an entire industry nervous.

New Times Broward-Palm Beach