The Shark and the Shrimpers

“A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 16, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,079 words)

The Great Wall Street Housing Grab

Hundreds of thousands of single-family homes are now in the hands of giant companies—squeezing renters for revenue and putting the American dream even further out of reach.

Published: Mar 4, 2020
Length: 36 minutes (9,000 words)

They Found Love, Then They Found Gender

A story of love and transitioning.

Source: Matter
Published: Oct 22, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4,953 words)

The Assistant Economy

The low-paid labor that keeps our most accomplished artists and leaders running on time.

Source: Dissent
Published: Apr 7, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,432 words)

The Click Clique

How a 26-year-old from Dallas turned fashion blogging into big business, creating an empire in the process.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 1, 2014
Length: 25 minutes (6,414 words)

What Is Art?

An installation by Playboy riles residents in the small town of Marfa, Texas and has everyone wondering: Is it art or advertising?:

Dick DeGuerin, a subscriber to the Sentinel, was at home in Houston when he read the news. A week later, the lawyer was flying his Cessna back from a spa day with his daughter in Mexico and decided to stop in Marfa for a Jimmie Dale Gilmore concert. The bunny, which had gone up in a matter of days, was all anyone could talk about. Some people got a kick out of it: there was Bob Wright, the white-mustachioed owner of Marfa Realty, who had initially put Playboy in touch with six area landowners, and Ty Mitchell, a rakish cowboy who’d had a part in True Grit and helped persuade the Eppenauers to lease their land. (Though Sheri had twice rejected the lease, when Playboy allegedly tripled its first offering, to $20,000 for twelve months, she sought the permission of her preacher and the school principal before signing.) Some ropers and mechanics expressed excitement, and a few creative types, such as Marfa Film Festival director Robin Lambaria, thought it made a funny contrast to the town’s serious art scene.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 24, 2013
Length: 20 minutes (5,238 words)