Greg Hanscom

Greg Hanscom was a senior editor at Grist.

Going, going, gonzo: A famously twisted mind tackles the extinction crisis with a wicked pen

Ralph Steadman, the illustrator who collaborated with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, has a new book out about vanished species, both real and imagined.

The new holiday mantra: More fun, less stuff

This year, go easy on the wallet and light on the land by writing your own rules for the holidays. Just don't lose the magic in the process.

A million and one ways (at least!) to simplify the holidays

We asked Grist readers for suggestions for how to rock the holidays without partaking of the shopping madness and materialism. Boy, did you deliver.

Married father of two seeks Best Christmas Ever. No presents allowed.

In which our hapless hero does his best to get himself out of the hole he dug when he asked, in front of all the world, that friends and family give his kids nothing for Christmas.

After a term of hanging around the hoops, Obama could slam dunk for cities

The president spent his first four years lining up a promising urban policy agenda. Now it’s time for a full-court press for smart growth.

Please get my kids nothing for Christmas

This holiday season, think of the children! And please, please don’t give mine any more stuff.

Americans are apparently not as infatuated with cars as we thought

The elections were a mixed bag for all things urban, but despite a couple of big losses, mass transit came out smelling like roses.

Cities 2012: The races we’re watching

The future of U.S. cities hangs in the balance today. Here are the races that will have special bearing on our urban lives.

Oil-rig wasteland: How the election looks from 37,000 feet

What's at stake in this election? Nothing that isn't laid bare on a flight over the West's booming, and devastated, gas fields.