The Nepali Women Who Deliver Birth Control by Hiking

“Staff members of Marie Stopes International navigate wild bulls, treacherous singletrack, and rushing rivers to make long-term birth control accessible to some of the hardest-to-access places in Nepal.”

Source: Outside
Published: Sep 20, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,122 words)

A Second Chance

“Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation and allowed to live. They’ve enriched the lives of countless humans and altered the course of animal welfare.”

Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,032 words)

Crash Course: How Boeing’s Managerial Revolution Created the 737 Max Disaster

“The upshot was that Boeing had not only outfitted the MAX with a deadly piece of software; it had also taken the additional step of instructing pilots to respond to an erroneous activation of the software by literally attempting the impossible. “

Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 36 minutes (9,088 words)

The Art of Acceptance Speech Giving

Gearing up for the Emmys, Michael Musto looks back at some of the best, worst, and weirdest instances of performers expressing gratitude as they received their shiny trophies.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 20, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,135 words)

Kamala Harris Grew Up in a Mostly White World. Then She Went to a Black University in a Black City.

“Alumni boast about a Howard swagger. They see it in [Kamala] Harris now — in her impatient questioning as a senator, in her tone of voice as a candidate that can read as confident, cocky and condescending all at once.”

Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,895 words)

Cut From the Same Cloth

Artist Myfanwy Tristram was irritated by her teenage daughter’s extreme fashions — until she took an illustrated journey into their origins.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 19, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,863 words)

The Push to Make Fake Butter Cool (Again)

A beyond-milk, animal-free, maybe even avocado-based pitch for “plant butter,” starring Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski.

Source: Munchies
Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 6 minutes (1,601 words)

Home and Away

A recent rule change allows American-born baseball players to go pro in Mexico—and they’re fielding a familiar backlash.

Source: GEN
Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)

Who Speaks for Crazy Horse?

So much of the American story—as it actually happened, but also as it is told, and altered, and forgotten, and, eventually, repeated—feels squeezed into the vast contradiction that is the modern Black Hills. Here, sites of theft and genocide have become monuments to patriotism, a symbol of resistance has become a source of revenue, and old stories of broken promises and appropriation recur. A complicated history becomes a cheery tourist attraction. The face of the past comes to look like the faces of those who memorialize it.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 22 minutes (5,700 words)

Hypoxia City

“At 5100 meters’ elevation, a Peruvian gold mining town is the world’s highest settlement—and a good place to study how life at extremely low oxygen levels ravages the body.”

Source: Science
Published: Sep 12, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,698 words)