Sara Rubin

Sara Rubin is an intern at The Atlantic.

  • Eat Better Meat to Feed the World

    Intensive grazing--in which herds are kept dense and moved frequently--can restore damaged grasslands in dry, impoverished regions, creating fertile farmland and reversing desertification. More education efforts and livestock lending programs in the developing world, and a stronger example in the U.S., could prevent future food shortages.

  • Victims, Not Criminals

    A novel court in Dallas is helping prostitutes create new lives.

  • Urban Cowboy

    In Denver, city dwellers are bringing chickens, goats, and fish farms into their backyards.

  • The Grocery Gap

    In Philadelphia, lawmakers are teaming up with private organizations to fill "food deserts" with fresh, healthy produce.

  • Will Immigration Law Doom America's Lettuce?

    Arizona grows a third of U.S. greens, but the state's new law leaves a reasonable suspicion that they will rot in the fields

  • STD-Free but Pregnant

    Health care reform will likely coordinate much of patients' care. Yet STD and contraception counseling, which seem like a natural pairing, may remain separate.

  • The New Push for Abortion Restrictions

    Pro-lifers push non-discrimination laws in a handful of states

  • The Politics Of Safe Food

    Everyone agrees on what has to be done, but not on how the burden should be shared

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Where the Wild Things Go

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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Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

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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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