Since the July arrest of accused spy Maria Butina, the press surrounding Robert Mueller's investigation and countless spy movies on the Cold War, young Russians living in the country's capital seek a community that reminds them of home.
In 2016, Elliott County, Kentucky voted for the Republican nominee in the U.S. Presidential Election for the first time since its founding over 100 years ago.
Like most of Appalachia, the citizens of this county have been struggling to rebound from the loss of the coal industry. There has been a rural exodus across the country as coal and manufacturing jobs to international markets.
Unlike the rest of the country, people living in Elliott County have chosen to take on longer commuters rather than see their community disappear.
The Midterm View
I executed the animation and shooting for this video which published on Politico.
The midterms are just around the corner and POLITICO’s brand new series “The Midterm View" is exploring some of the biggest political themes of the year.
In our first episode, we -- along with Campaign Pro editor Scott Bland -- look at the battleground as it stands now and what's at stake for each party as were less than three weeks away from election day.
The Midterm View: What does the battleground look like?
The students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida banded together to spark a national conversation. The students organized the March for our Lives protest that brought millions of Americans to the street in support of their cause. While on summer vacation, a group of them toured America to raise awareness on gun control reform and were able to help put 50 new laws into place.
This video published with Politico Magazine, as a part of their annual Politico 50 list, which names the most influential voices in American politics each fall.
Politico 50: Parkland Teens
NOW HER - Victoria Hanna
Victoria Hanna left her Orthodox Jewish community to rap and defy gender norms. She uses music to connect with her femininity and explains why it is so important to follow your calling.
Here is a breakdown of some the legal buzzwords being thrown around the Kavanaugh hearing to help you better understand what the Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning him about.
Decoding the Kavanaugh hearing
Loco Continuum Art Commune
Stevie Ray and Jimmy Rye started an artist commune in Bend, Oregon on the property their family has rented for the past twenty-three years. The pair of cousins hoped to start an artist movement in a community that has almost tripled in size since 1990.
Due to the legalization of marijuana in 2015 and Bend has seen a spike in property value. There is less than a 1% occupancy rate in housing in Bend, so in November of 2016, the city limits expanded.
The new city limits now include the Loco Continuum artist commune. This rezoning will lead to a property increase, and the artists fear displacement.
Eric Harvey lives on the eastern edge of the Bay Area. He voted for Donald Trump.
Despite the assumption that California is liberal, there are pockets of conservatism and in some cases extremism.
After falling on hard financial times in 2010, Harvey felt neglected by both his neighbors and the federal government.
He found an online community that pushed him further towards political extremism and intensified his opinions on race. He admits to becoming more extreme by connecting with people online, but feels it necessary to express himself; no matter what other people may think.