This Week’s Picks

They’ve Struck Oil, But They’re Not Rich

For Phan Plork, using his shrimp boat and crew for oil cleanup is filthy and dangerous work, and pays only half of what he made before BP fouled the Gulf of Mexico. (LAT)
Meet a taxi driver who's been swerving through Manhattan traffic for over 60 years. (MediaStorm)
The tension of contemporary rural life plays out in these bleak snapshots of people's lives in the American Midwest. (MediaStorm)
Like Jonas Salk, who injected his children with his polio vaccine, a new generation of scientists is using its own children for its research.

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