Chicago Organizers Protest Lead-Contaminated Schools

By Emily Brosious | Story originally published at Gapers Block | Oct. 24, 2014

Organizers with Chicago Light Brigade (CLB) demonstrated outside a board of education meeting Wednesday morning to call for immediate action on lead-based paint contamination in school buildings — a hazard they suspect is widespread in Chicago.

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StoryMap: America’s 10 Drunkest Cities

CDC Report: America’s 10 Cities That May Have a Drinking Problem

By Emily Gray Brosious | Oct. 14, 2014

Men’s Health magazine took data from a Centers for Disease Control study on alcohol use to rank U.S. cities by their “drunkenness.” Using an unscientific method, the magazine gave cities rankings based on liver disease, DUI arrests, etc.

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Give a tattoo through Google Glass

By Emily Gray Brosious and John Zaccari | Originally published at The Red Line Project | Oct. 8, 2014

How we made the video

By Emily Gray Brosious

A good portion of twenty-somethings like myself know what it’s like to get a tattoo. So my teammate John Zaccari and I were curious; what’s it like on the other side of the needle – what’s it like to give a tattoo?

We wanted to capture the experience from a tattoo artist’s perspective, using Google Glass. Lucky for us, Tattoo Factory’s David Dillon obliged.

I wore Google Glass to record our interview at the popular Uptown tattoo parlor where Dillon works. Then we passed him Glass to record his point of view during a tattoo session. We asked him to walk us through his process as he worked.