This week, we’re sharing stories from Lizzie Presser, Greg Jaffe, Phillip Picardi, Amy Yee, and Paul Brown.
Lizzie Presser | ProPublica | December 15, 2020 | 31 minutes (7,785 words)
“For years, JaMarcus Crews tried to get a new kidney, but corporate healthcare stood in the way. He needed dialysis to stay alive. He couldn’t miss a session, not even during a pandemic.”
Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post | December 11, 2020 | 16 minutes (4,206 words)
“Flaviana Decker, a waitress at Walt Disney World and single mother to two daughters, struggles to hold on to her middle-class life amid a pandemic and catastrophic layoff.”
Phillip Picardi | Vogue | December 16, 2020 | 62 minutes (15,500 words)
In the midst of a global pandemic, 25 fashion luminaries, including Marc Jacobs, Bethann Hardison, and Ralph Lauren, highlight a previously untold history of the AIDS crisis.
Amy Yee | Terrain.org | December 10, 2020 | 41 minutes (12,453 words)
“2021 kicks off the United Nations Decade on Ocean Science. Meanwhile, a local conservation group in Watamu, Kenya races to save endangered sea turtles—by enlisting human allies.”
Paul Brown | Narratively | December 10, 2020 | 22 minutes (5,504 words)
“A humble Scotsman saw something strange in the water — and daringly set out to catch it — only to have lecherous out-of-towners steal his fame and upend his quest.”