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Clara McMichael

Clara McMichael

Clara is a New York City-based journalist that has written for New York Magazine, Slate, The Guardian, Mic, and ABC News. Her background is in print and broadcast, and she specializes in feature writing; research and reporting; and copywriting. Clara is particularly interested in telling stories about politics, international affairs, immigration, climate change, and the environment.

The virtual dancefloor of a metaverse club

I went clubbing in the metaverse, and it wasn’t what I expected

The nightlife and events industries are betting big on the metaverse and setting up virtual venues -- but will anyone actually show up?
Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of Sci-Hub, poses for a photo.

Meet the ‘Pirate Queen’ fighting to kill paywalls on research

She built a tool for pirating paywalled research papers in 2011. Today, more than a decade after launch, she's still fighting for open access.
Kollide helmet frame

3 next-gen helmet designs that could curb concussions in the NFL

In 2019, the NFL launched a design competition for safer helmet technologies. These are the three companies that won, along with their incredible technologies
Shoppers walking in front of a GameStop storefront.

GameStop forever? Early investors weigh in a year after the boom

Thousands of people jumped on the Gamestop bandwagon last year when the company's stock began to surge. One year on, some are still holding on.