Stories by Abigail Jones

  • Making Menthol Uncool

    Making Menthol Uncool

    Advocates call for a ban on the smoke of choice for four in five African-American smokers
  • Her Biggest Race

    Her Biggest Race

    Erika Brannock, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, plans to stand up and cheer at the 118th marathon
  • Pam White has early-onset Alzheimer's

    The Unforgettables

    When a parent or spouse has Alzheimer’s, caregivers need support too
  • Our Lost Generation

    Our Lost Generation

    Alzheimer's afflicts more than 5 million Americans, but funding to fight it is a fraction of what is spent on cancer or diabetes
  • The Post-Feminist Flash Gordon

    The Post-Feminist Flash Gordon

    She went viral in shoulder pads and a helmet, running over, around and through the boys, and now Sam Gordon is looking forward to a bigger challenge… and fifth grade
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    The Post-Feminist Flash Gordon

    She went viral in shoulder pads and a helmet, running over, around and through the boys, and now Sam Gordon is looking forward to a bigger challenge… and fifth grade
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    Gloria Steinem at 80

    America’s most prominent feminist on what young girls think, bias in journalism, religion and Republicans who used to be Democrats
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    The Frozen Closet

    Everyone’s talking about homophobia in Russia, but nobody’s talking about figure skating’s gay problem
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    The Frozen Closet

    As the Sochi Olympic Games kick off, everyone’s talking about homophobia in Russia, but nobody’s talking about figure skating’s gay problem
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    Sex and the Single Tween

    ‘They grow up so fast’ used to be a wistful sigh; now it’s a panicked cry for help from parents watching their 10-year-old daughters critique Miley Cyrus’s twerking and discuss oral sex with their friends
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    Sex and the Single Tween

    ‘They grow up so fast’ used to be a wistful sigh; now it’s a panicked cry for help from parents watching their 10-year-old daughters critique Miley Cyrus’s twerking and discuss oral sex with their friends.
  • PanAm

    A Lockerbie Widow's Twenty-Five-Year Crusade

    Only after she threatened to tell the press how unhelpful Pan Am was being did the airline finally confirm her husband had indeed perished on Flight 103.
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    Murder in the Air

    Twenty-five years on, a Lockerbie widow recalls the day she lost a husband and her three small children lost a father
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    Some Art’s Painful by Design

    To protest the police state a Russian performance artist mutilates himself in a way that is shocking, but not as novel as it sounds.
  • Protest

    Some Art’s Painful by Design

    To protest the police state a Russian performance artist mutilates himself in a way that is shocking, but not as novel as it sounds
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    Surviving the Hemingways

    Barbara Kopple’s new film goes deep into the harrowing and hopeful story of one of America’s most famous and troubled families
  • Hemingway

    Surviving the Hemingways

    Barbara Kopple’s new film goes deep into the harrowing and hopeful story of one of America’s most famous and troubled families

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