I'm a staff writer at the Philadelphia City Paper.
My opinion at The Guardian's Comment Is Free and in City Paper's Hostile Witness column.
I have appeared on TV and radio regarding contributions to the aforementioned publications, including: Democracy Now!, MSNBC's Tamron Hall discussing segregation and Occupy, public radio's Here & Now on immigration, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry on police excessive use of force and education reform.
"Dan Denvir...earned his reputation as a self-righteous pain-in-the-ass, an unabashed class warrior and the Philadelphia journalist most likely to start a public argument with other journalists over their failures to meet his standards of reportorial decorum. But the same qualities that earned Denvir a parody Twitter account also drove him to relentlessly explore who wields power in this city and how the poor often get screwed by the powerful." - Philadelphia Magazine, December 2012.
I write about politics in the U.S. in general and Philadelphia in particular, media, education, race, class, inequality, law and criminal justice, urban/metropolitan issues, immigration and other topics.
Dearborn: Where Americans Come to Hate Muslims The Atlantic (Atlantic Cities) (9/25/12)
Who’s Still Killing Philly Schools? (5/23/13)
Welfare cuts push Philly's poor to the brink. City Paper (11/21/12)
Michelle Rhee’s right turn Salon (11/17/12)School: It's way more boring than when you were there Salon (9/15/11)
Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend? The Atlantic (Atlantic Cities) (9/22/11)
The ICE man: Obama's Backdoor Arizona-style program Salon (7/16/10) [listen to my interview on public radio's Here and Now]
Courts’ Campaign to Squeeze Poor Debtors Goes Awry City Paper (5/2/13)
The media deportation of Jose Antonio Vargas The Guardian (6/27/11)
Casino capitalism: As gambling spreads, metaphor becomes reality Salon (3/09/12)
The 10 most segregated urban areas Salon (3/29/11)
Philly Mag cover: Whites must criticize blacks more. City Paper (2/2/13)
And subdivided topically
The early years...
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