This week, we’re sharing stories from Amanda Hess, Robert Draper, Emily Gogolak, Mark O’Connell, and Gabrielle Bellot.
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1. The Wing Is a Women’s Utopia. Unless You Work There.
Amanda Hess | The New York Times Magazine | March 17, 2020 | 20 minutes (5,140 words)
Surprise: women’s empowerment harnessed to American-style capitalism delivers more inequality, and an Instagram wall can’t fix it.
2. The School Shooting That Austin Forgot
Robert Draper | Texas Monthly | March 19, 2020 | 41 minutes (10,305 words)
“The anguish that has plagued the Murchison students presages the kind of long-tail trauma that many of today’s witnesses to shootings will be burdened with for the rest of their lives.”
3. An Intersection at the End of America
Emily Gogolak | Oxford American | March 17, 2020 | 45 minutes (11,400 words)
“A portrait of Dilley, Texas, home of the largest immigration detention center in the United States.”
4. Real Estate for the Apocalypse: My Journey into a Survival Bunker
Mark O’Connell | The Guardian | March 17, 2020 | 19 minutes (4,844 words)
In the Black Hills of South Dakota, entrepreneurs are translating fears of societal collapse into post-apocalyptic gated communities.
5. The Curious Language of Grief
Gabrielle Bellot | Catapult | March 11, 2020 | 13 minutes (3,495 words)
“I wonder why I wonder, and then I remember why: I am still mourning him, in part because I am mourning all the relationships I never got to have with the people who never knew me as a woman.”