Cheetah in the light on Flickr.

Just got back from a safari in the Timbavati Reserve, South Africa. I’ll post a few of my favorite shots here over the next few days.

On Last Call with Carson Daly tonight

If you’re up late tonight, check me out on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. Then send me your thoughts…

Reporting live from Boston today…

Espressosmith in Denver roasts some of the best beans I’ve ever had.

Working in the salt flats just off Route 66 in the Mojave Desert. Photos by Thierry Humeau.

Cafe on Route 66. Ludlow, Caifornia.

Shadow on salt. @ajfaultlines

Salt Flats, Mojave, California.

Here’s the latest episode of The Stream that I hosted…

The US has one of the highest rates of income inequality compared to other developed countries. In the last 30 years, the bottom 60% of American society has seen their wealth shrink while the top five percent has gotten richer. Who is shouldering the heaviest burden and how can the trend be reversed?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Signe-Mary McKernan @urbaninstitute
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

Anne Price @racialwealthgap
Program Director, Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative
racialwealthgap.org

We also speak to Chase Sackett (@chasesackett), Latasha Kinnard (@StartYoung1)and Erik Peterson in our Google+ hangout.

I hosted The Stream today on Al Jazeera English. We asked will the ongoing genocide trial of Guatemala’s former leader Efrain Rios Montt be enough to heal the wounds of the country’s 36-year civil war? The trial has made Guatemala the world’s first nation to try a former head of state for genocide within its own court system. Is the country on the right track towards achieving justice? 

As always, I love to hear your thoughts…

I always love the way the light pours through the enormous windows at Dulles International Airport.

Plutarcho Hill has the oldest inmate number, 48713 (most are six digits now), in Oklahoma. He received his number January 16, 1948 after being given a life sentence for murder. Hill has escaped ten times; but, he couldn’t tell me why he was so much better at breaking out, rather than staying out, of prison. 

I’ve uploaded the same set of three photos twice. One in b&w and the other in color. I’m curious which you prefer.

I think your preference will say something about the way you view photography. Is it the job of the photographer to capture a story or create a story? If you believe it’s the former, then I think you will prefer the color set as it is closest to the truth. If it is the latter, then I think you will prefer the B&W set because it is more evocative. 

Harper’s morning progression.

The weather is finally turning pleasant…kids at play this weekend.