Alexander Zaitchik

The War on Public Sleep
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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
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As it does with classic cars, Havana is proud to keep its decades-old mattresses in service.
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
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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?