I’m Russell Goldenberg. I create data visualizations, interactive graphics, and documentaries for the web.

Here are some of my favorite projects I have worked on over the past few years at The Pudding, The Boston Globe, and as a freelancer.

What Does the Path to Fame Look Like? Tracking the rise in popularity from Cardi B to Carson Wentz.

The Celebrity Billboard Project Tracking the popularity of cultural figures in 2018.

Life After Death on Wikipedia What pageviews tell us about how famous people are remembered after they die.

The Most-Viewed NBA Plays in 2017-18 Warning: this video contains a high dosage of LeBron footage.

One-Hit Wonders in Sports The greatest single-season anomalies in the last 30 years.

The Birthday Paradox Experiment Your birthday twin is probably reading this right now. Because math.

The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy The genius of Ali Wong’s Netflix special.

10 Things Everyone Hates About You Exploring over 30 million feelings towards 3,000+ topics.

How far is too far? An analysis of driving times to abortion clinics in the US. Mapping the cities and places with the worst access.

She Giggles, He Gallops Analyzing gender tropes in film with screen direction from 2,000 scripts.

‘The Office’ Dialogue in Five Charts A breakdown of how every character contributed to the show.

Free Willy and Flipper by the Numbers The past, present, and future of captive whales and dolphins according to data and pop culture.

The Platinum Patients Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as the other 19 combined.

What City is the Microbrew Capital of the US? Using beer review data to rank the best cities in the country.

How Russell Westbrook can Average a Triple-Double As of March 8, Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the entire season.

Mapping America’s Taste in Oscar Films Where this year's Oscar-nominated movies are most popular, across 3,000 U.S. counties.

NBA Last Two Minute Report An on-going project that reviews officiating from the NBA Last Two Minute Report.

The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big What three years and 75,000 shows in New York tell us about the chance your favorite band will succeed.

How News Media Covers Trump & Clinton Analyzing 12,147 images of the candidates.

Twenty Years of the NBA Redrafted Using career stats to prove the best/worst NBA draft picks, ever.

Make it stop. Editorial on gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004.

Started from the bottom The various paths NBA franchises have taken to get from the bottom to the top of league.

Arresting words A look what people say when they get arrested in Boston.

A TV viewer’s guide to campaign ads A data analysis and visualization of every single campaign spot leading up to the New Hampshire Primaries.

Clash in the name of care: The e-mails Graphic of e-mail correspondences between key players at MGH regarding concurrent surgeries.

Clash in the name of care A Spotlight investigation about concurrent surgery practices at MGH.

The staff of life and love A multimedia story about a 90 year-old man who makes challah for his sons every week.

Journey to Myanmar A visual travel essay combining photo, video, and audio explores the regions of Myanmar.

Hollow An interactive documentary exploring the decline of rural America.

A collection of Open Source libraries and tools I have created.

Scrollama.js A modern & lightweight JavaScript library for scrollytelling using IntersectionObserver in favor of scroll events.

Responsive table generator HTML/CSS only responsive table generator.

enter-view.js Dependency-free JavaScript library to detect when element enters into view.

skimmer.js Dependency-free JavaScript library to detect when a user is skimming the a page.

NBA shot zones Compute shot zones from x,y coordindates.