Alexander Zaitchik

The War on Public Sleep
Increasingly across the U.S., homelessness is being criminalized. It's not going to fix the problem.
Meet Los Colchoneros, Havana’s Friendly Neighborhood Bed Repairmen
As it does with classic cars, Havana is proud to keep its decades-old mattresses in service.
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?