Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

Inside the 'Motown 25' special that made Michael Jackson a solo superstar.

Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3365 words)
Relearning How to Talk in the Age of Smartphone Addiction
Sherry Turkle studies how we relate to our devices, and thinks it’s high time we start talking to each other again.
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4263 words)
Wabash College Is Not for Everyone

The author reflects on his experiences attending an all-male college in the early '90s.

Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 16 minutes (4070 words)
First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos' radical experiment to eliminate management and embrace Holacracy.

Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 36 minutes (9125 words)
Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and Always

On Times Square's central position in the narrative of New York City.

Published: Oct. 4, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5290 words)
Appropriate for a Seven-Year-Old Child

Marlo Mack’s podcast How To Be a Girl is a sensitive and honest exploration of the joys, fears, and struggles of raising of a transgender child.

Author: Marlo Mack
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1880 words)
Valerie Bozeman Is Pardoned by Obama as America Wrestles With Fallout From the War on Drugs

Caught up in a cycle of drug use and abuse when she was sentenced to life in prison, Valerie Bozeman was no kingpin; she was just a woman struggling with addiction, dealing to further her own habit. President Obama commuted Valerie's sentence in May, and she was free to go after serving twenty-three years. Since then, she has been struggling to adjust to life on the outside, and to understand the no-mercy laws that put her in prison in the first place.

Author: Kyle Swenson
Published: Sept. 22, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5660 words)
Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin?

From “… Baby One More Time” to “Can’t Feel My Face,” meet the Swedish songwriter responsible for the biggest pop hits of the last 20 years.

Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3515 words)
A Criminal Mind
How a respected psychiatrist and loving father and husband became an uncaring drug dealer.
Published: Oct. 2, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5630 words)
The Crossroads of Secular and Spiritual: A Reading List
The following four essays take on saints, proselytization, prayer and coincidence: abstractions that may have great impact on our everyday lives, regardless of faith tradition.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 4, 2015
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