"It is not for us to cool it."

A conversation between James Baldwin and the editors of Esquire about race relations in the summer of 1968.

Source: Esquire
Published: July 1, 1968
Length: 33 minutes (8321 words)
The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner

How one Australian woman found her niche cleaning up after murders, suicides and other traumatic situations.

Source: Narratively
Published: Nov. 23, 2014
Length: 22 minutes (5684 words)
Race in St. Louis: Bridging the Divide
A candid conversation about race in St. Louis.
Author: Staff
Published: Oct. 17, 2014
The Strand’s Stand: How It Keeps Going in the Age of Amazon
A look behind the business of the Strand, an independent bookstore in New York City that was founded in 1927.
Published: Nov. 23, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2156 words)
GM's Hit and Run

How a lawyer, a mechanic and an engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history.

Published: Oct. 18, 2014
Length: 30 minutes (7722 words)
Five Stories About the Way We Sleep
Here are five pieces on different facets of sleep: a short story about sleepwalking, a dispatch from Gaza, a person who can’t help but sleep when he’s stressed, and more.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Nov. 23, 2014
A History of the Sexiest Man Alive

An in-depth history of People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.

Author: Amanda Hess
Source: Slate
Published: Nov. 18, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5235 words)
Have You Seen Havoc?
One owner's $35,000 search for her lost dog.
Published: Nov. 12, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3850 words)
Bill Cosby's Legacy, Recast
The Washington Post's exhaustive history of Cosby's career and the sexual-assault allegations that coincided with it. Sixteen women have now stated publicly that Cosby sexually assaulted them.
Published: Nov. 23, 2014
Length: 32 minutes (8051 words)
The Secret Life of Passwords
Urbina talks to a range of people to reveal a little bit about how we come up with passwords. "Humans like, even need, to imbue things with meaning, I suggested. We’re prone to organizing symbols into language."
Author: IAN URBINA
Published: Nov. 19, 2014
Length: 21 minutes (5252 words)
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