About Cara

Cara Feinberg is a writer living in the Boston area. Her work has appeared in print, online, and on screen. She has written for The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Online, The American Prospect, Harvard Magazine, and several other publications. She currently works as an associate producer for the PBS science television show, NOVA, and continues to freelance in both print and multimedia journalism. Her documentary film,Working Blind, won best documentary short at the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival, and screened at The Boston International Film Festival and the DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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About Working Blind:
Neil lost his sight from a brain tumor; Catherine lost hers from a disease; Kevin was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a pile of bricks crushed his skull. All three thought they would never work with their hands again. Filmed at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts, this short film tells the true story of three newly blind woodworkers and how they plan, measure, and construct projects with power tools and buzzsaws. 

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*Archaeology in the Borderlands selected for the 2012 Belize International Film Festival

A film about one archaeologist's quest to protect disintegrating Maya monuments that have stood for milennia...until weArchaeology in the Borderlands cleared away the tree canopy to welcome tourists.

Television News: 


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Turkey is harnessing one of the world's fastest rivers with one of the tallest hydroelectric dams on earth. Episode associate produced by Cara Feinberg.

Most-Viewed Articles:

So how, exactly, does a high explosive kill you? Multimedia story for the Inside NOVA Blog.

Harvard Magazine

Why does fake acupuncture cause real pain? How do pills made of corn starch cure chronic arm pain? One scientist looks at the power of nothing. Feature story for Harvard Magazine.

  • Bully Pulpit  
  • The Bridge Magazine
    Following a high-profile teenage suicide, Massachusetts enacted one of the strongest anti-bullying laws in the country. But with no consequences for schools that look the other way, whom does the law protect? Feature story for The Bridge Magazine.
    Harvard Magazine
    Harvard Professor Ellen Langer believes that our mindless decisions--our beliefs about aging, our deference to doctors, even the way we  talk  about our illnesses--can have drastic effects on how (and if) we  live to see  old age. Feature story for Harvard Magazine.
    The Boston Globe
    What happens to the visual cortex when you lose your sight? Front page story for The Boston Globe Ideas section.
    The Boston Globe
    Bearded frauleins, singing nuns, and grown men in leiderhosen sing along to The Sound of Music. Front page story for The Boston Globe Northwest section.
    BC Magazine
    Should a 29-year-old petty criminal and recovering addict be deported to a country she fled as a child? Cover story for BC Magazine.