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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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