Year of the Goat: Chinese zodiac matchmaking guide
Rosanna Xia, Lorena Elebee and I quickly turned around a matchmaking interactive for the start of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 19. Year of the goat! (Or ram, or sheep, depending on who’s translating).
I was pulled into the project late Monday. Lorena was wrapping up the visuals and handed me a mockup and a spreadsheet with starts and ends of the Lunar New Year, which doesn’t correlate with the start and finish of the normal year.
I quickly made it interactive and we created a hit of the day.
I got the privilege to write a Column 1 on the Westminster dog show of pigeons, the National Pigeon Association’s Grand National. Pigeon fanciers are kooky folks, but so darn nice!
A local pigeon photographer gave us permission to publish his photos. Instead of a “facepile” we’re calling it a “pigeonpile.”
Liz Baylen shot amazing photos and worked Spencer Bakalar and Javier Zarracina to produce an amazing video.
Maloy Moore and I spent 10 months entering details from a hand written ledger of Los Angeles County’s cremated. Those that aren’t picked up, about three-quarters, end up buried in one mass grave after three years. The spreadsheet and interactive graphic went up first. Story came out Sunday and a follow-up “how we did it” Monday.
My first motion graphic! With the talented Soumya Karlamangla reporting and narrating. We wanted to simply illustrate how regular intersections differ from diagonal crosswalks, which will come to L.A. soon.