Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories

Matthew Remski investigates decades of abuse at Shambhala International.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,938 words)

The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning

“Has a desire to keep the coronavirus out of schools put children’s long-term well-being at stake?”

Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,563 words)

Were They Lost Students or Inept Spies for China?

Two students from China, studying at the University of Michigan, travel to Florida during their winter break and find themselves in trouble after entering the Naval Air Station Key West, a major U.S. military facility.

 

 

Author: Eric Fish
Source: Foreign Policy
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,731 words)

Heartbreaker

“To women in search of love, Shaun Rootenberg seemed like a catch. What they didn’t know: he’d spent decades stealing from just about anyone who crossed his path. Lonely women on dating sites were only his latest prey.”

Source: Toronto Life
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,601 words)

How to Vaccinate a Planet

“By mid-August, preorders of COVID-19 vaccine candidates were reportedly stretching toward 6 billion doses, almost all of them claimed by wealthy nations. None of these vaccines has yet been proven to work.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,333 words)

My Week Shadowing a Tornado Hunter in Oklahoma

Storm chasing tours are more popular than ever — Linda Logan sets out to find out why — while chasing a tornado.

 

 

Published: Sep 10, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,527 words)

The Battle Over Dyslexia

A dive into the contentious and messy world of diagnosing dyslexia.

Author: Sirin Kale
Source: The Guardian
Published: Sep 17, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,316 words)

In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings

“The work the artist made near the end of his life changed my understanding of both beauty and suffering.”

Author: Teju Cole
Published: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,700 words)

Where Camels Take to the Sea

“In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but it cannot escape the many forces of change.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Sep 22, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,900 words)

Mark in the Middle

“There was no obvious way to placate liberal employees and conservative users at the same time.” Casey Newton reports on the dynamics inside Facebook and shares a series of leaked audio recordings from internal meetings this summer.

Source: The Verge
Published: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,408 words)