James Pothen

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

No Actors, But the Show Goes On

Times Square still shines in gaudy neon


The small, resilient businesses built by women

First there was an Instagram page to announce the brand, then a website that actually sold the pencils. And then in March 2015 she opened a brick and mortar location.

Special Report: America Votes

Masked, Boarded Up, and Subdued: Election Day in Times Square

A few tourists and costumed characters did mill about, but most were wearing masks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Some Americans Say “Not So Fast” on Operation Warp Speed

As the federal government and pharmaceutical companies race towards a vaccine for COVID-19, Americans have mixed emotions about it.


Asian Americans struggle to find their place in a Black and white world

When the murder of George Floyd inspired nationwide protests over the summer Asian Americans felt a call to action that overrode cultural norms that discourage complaining and speaking out.