Manny Howard

Manny Howard is the author of My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm. He has written for New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, Gourmet, and Food & Wine, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two children, and a dwindling number of farm animals.

  • Ode to a Butchering Table

    For a man who transformed his backyard into The Farm, a blood-spattered contraption embodies the work that gives meaning to producing one's own food

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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