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Alison Prato

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Alison Prato writes about popular culture, entertainment, current events, fashion and more--specializing in profiles of celebrities, innovators, thinkers, and doers. She has written for everyone from Playboy to New York to Harper's Bazaar.

Stories by Alison Prato:

My City: Life as a blind architect in San Francisco

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My City: Life as a blind architect in San Francisco

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On St. Patrick’s Day in 2008, Chris Downey, an architect, planner and consultant who lives in Piedmont, California, some 10 miles east of San Francisco, reported to the hospital for surgery to remove a brain tumor. The procedure was a success. But two days later, his sight started to fail. On the third day, it []

Christchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquake

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Christchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquake

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Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global  project aiming to make it possible for anyone to design, download and “print” houses. Squires was going about his daily business in Christchurch on February 22, 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the city, causing horrific damage and killing []

My City: An artist spray-paints Cairo’s uncertain future

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My City: An artist spray-paints Cairo’s uncertain future

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Early one morning, hours before the sun would rise, Lebanese-Egyptian artist, activist and historian Bahia Shehab was alone on the streets of Cairo, spray-painting a stenciled message that spoke out against the stripping of veiled women. It’s a campaign she discussed in “A thousand times no,” her inspiring TED Talk, and it was not only []

My City: sound artist Jason Sweeney on life in Adelaide

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My City: sound artist Jason Sweeney on life in Adelaide

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Jason Sweeney lives and works in Adelaide, Australia, a city he describes as “a prototype for what a developed city in the western world could be like.” Here, he describes his life in the city. Also, see and hear his favorite Adelaideian spots in the photoessay by Kristin Alford, accompanied by audio snippets of the []