Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

rights

Lyft and Citi Bike Stand With the Protesters—Just Not Past 6pm

As cities enact curfews, public bikes and scooters could easily stay in service. Instead, companies are taking a side that hurts protesters and essential workers.
Hannah Smothers
2 days ago
rights

The World's Most Basic Guide to Contacting Your Reps

If you want to take action against police brutality, this is an easy place to start.
Hannah Smothers
3 days ago
Health

Is It Safe to Leave Hand Sanitizer in a Hot Car?

Summer is here, temperatures are on the rise, and nobody wants to accidentally set their own car on fire.
Hannah Smothers
5.30.20
GUIDES

Don't Get Mad at People Quarantined With Yards—Get Even

I don't have a second home to misguidedly flee to, but I do have a fire escape and a strong sense of this summer's possibilities.
Hannah Smothers
5.29.20
Health

At-Home Coronavirus Testing Might Be Too Good to Be True

“There's a tremendous amount of wishful thinking in COVID-19 right now. People want to come up with a magic pill, and want to come up with a magic test.”
Hannah Smothers
5.28.20
Health

Never Mind Whether Shaming Is Good or Bad; Does It Work?

Before you post new photos of a crowded park or yell at a stranger to mask up, read this.
Hannah Smothers
5.21.20
mind

'Vibe Check?' Is the Ideal Way to Greet Friends Right Now

Coming up with an answer to "How are you?" is impossible. Assessing the vibe? Delightful.
Hannah Smothers
5.7.20
inequality

How an Atlanta Hairstylist Set Up Her Own Salon to Stay Safe

As Georgia reopens, workers are caught between losing their unemployment and getting themselves and others sick. Here’s how one hairstylist is handling it.
Julie Goeddeke
5.5.20
Health

How to Gently Tell Your Boomer Parents That Antibody Tests Aren't a Miracle

In theory, knowing who has antibodies and who's immune would be a large step toward reopening the country; in practice, the science isn't there yet.
Hannah Smothers
5.1.20
Health

How to Protect Yourself When Your State Reopens Way Too Early

Georgia and Texas ended their stay-at-home orders early, completely confusing their residents. Here are science-backed ways to stay safe in this situation.
Hannah Smothers
Katie Way
4.30.20
Health

Is the Governor of Texas Trying to Kill My Family by Reopening the State?

Despite statewide coronavirus case numbers increasing, Greg Abbott will reopen Texas on Thursday, using "the economy" as an excuse to risk people's lives and health.
Hannah Smothers
4.29.20
Entertainment

I Can’t Go Anywhere, but Marfa Public Radio Takes Me to a West Texas Dive

I come for songs that aren't of my own Spotify algorithm, but stay for the weather dispatches from small Texas towns.
Hannah Smothers
4.28.20
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