How America’s Oldest Gun Maker Went Bankrupt: A Financial Engineering Mystery

Jesse Barron goes to Huntsville, Alabama to tell a story of private equity, manufacturing, debt, and who ends up holding the bag.

Published: May 1, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,070 words)

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

Sometimes trash washes ashore after a huge tropical storm. Sometimes opportunists do.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,227 words)

The Girl From Plainville

A young woman encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide in a series of texts and telephone calls. Was it a homicide?

Source: Esquire
Published: Aug 23, 2017
Length: 26 minutes (6,515 words)

The Babysitters Club

Apps like Seamless and Yelp listen in on our adult lives, then speak to us like children. “We’re in the middle of a decade of post-dignity design, whose dogma is cuteness.”

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Jul 27, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,029 words)

Review: ‘Working on My Novel’

Review of a Twitter joke turned book—which reveals the worst about class and creativity: “The premise is closer to ‘What if a lower- or middle-class person wanted to write a novel?'”

Source: Bookforum
Published: Nov 15, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1,550 words)