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  • John's article "How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts" in the December issue of The Atlantic won the Donald Robinson Award for Investigative Journalism bestowed by the American Society of Journalists & Authors. The article was also nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

  • John's article about Branch Rickey, Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson serving in the U.S. Army's Chemical Warfare Division during World War I appears in the Opening Day editino of the National Baseball Hall of Fame publication "Memories & Dreams." 

  • John's profile of Bruce Boudreau, the Minnesota Wild coach who has turned the team around, is the cover story City Pages, March 29, 2017.

  • John's story "Opening Doors" about two generous donors providing scholarships for first-generation students from Immokalee, Florida, is the cover story for the winter/spring issue of Saint John's Magazine.

  • John is back at the University of Minnesota as an adjunct faculty member this semester teaching the Magazine Writing course in the journalism school.

  • John is also teaching the course "Make Money Writing for Magazines" at the Loft Literary Center.

  • A Vietnam veteran and a peace activist forged an unlikely friendship that serves as a model for finding common ground in a divisive time. John tells the story in the February issue of US Catholic. 

  • Casinos prey upon gambling addicts to turn a profit. John pulls back the curtain on the industry in the December issue of The Atlantic:

  • Casinos are marketing aggressively to seniors, who have more to lose at the hands of deceptive slot machines. Read John's expos√© in the October 2016 issue of the AARP Bulletin:

  • Karen Aydelott is a study in resilience. After having her leg amputated in 2008, Aydelott, now 70, has run a marathon, ridden 12 double-centuries (200-mile rides) and completed six Ironman triathlons. Read John's profile for Triathlete:

  • Jan Guenther does not have the typical background of an elite triathlete: as a kid, she competed on horseback. But now the 57-year-old is the national winter tri champ and has won her age group in the Ironman. John's profile appears in the fall issue of USA Triathlon.

  • One of the questions John gets asked most frequently when he talks about the subject of his biography HANK GREENBERG: The Hero of Heroes is why didn't the Bronx native ever play for the New York Yankees? You can read his answer in The Forward

  • On the nightstand: Lincoln at the Bardo by George Saunders.

  • On the iPod: "Blood on the Tracks" by the Nobel Laureate.

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