Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims

Independent multimedia journalist

Reporting across Latin America, Brazil, and the southern US. Covering business, economics, environment, law, politics, social movements, & more. Twitter @shannongsims Email:

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The Flight of the Expats

Bust goes the economy, and the expats scatter. article

Bethe Correia, the Undefeated Dark Horse

A former accountant plans on giving the world's most dominant athlete the "beating of her life." article article

Venezuela's Cornered Robin

Venezuela is in a crisis, and its leader's career is at a major crossroads.

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How Hawk-Eye Is Destroying Tennis

An Immodest Proposal

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The Turkish Town for Partying, Beaching ... Everything

"Bodrum excels at what Turkey does best: blending old and new worlds together into an intoxicating mix."

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The Job That Will Have You Eating 8,000 Calories A Day

How Was Your Day … Forest Firefighter?

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The Retro Running Shoes We Won't Ever Give Up

"Men’s Fitness declares, 'The new golden age of the running shoe is upon us.' Only … not for all of us. Some runners out there swear by the classics."

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A Peruvian Designer Goes Global…With the Soft Touch

"He’s Sergio Davila, one of the hottest fashion designers in the world today, with a fascinating tale you also might not suspect — both about his rise to pending fame and about the fabrics he sticks with." article

Single and Looking? Turn Off Social Media

Deleting your Facebook account could improve your love life. Or, how turning off might lead to turning on.... article

A Rogue Roaster Rises in Starbucks' Backyard

"Robin Pollard’s house is in a bit of disarray as we pull up the forested driveway. The carpet cleaners are there, a day later than scheduled. A new lab puppy keeps chewing on her materials....It’s an unlikely workshop for one of the hottest rising stars in coffee."