The Amazon That Customers Don’t See

“Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched.”

Published: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine

Harvey Weinstein built and relied on relationships with prominent politicians, talent agencies, and media companies to protect himself from abuse allegations. He forced some of his employees to keep him supplied with erectile dysfunction drugs, which were delivered to him before his meetings with women, and threatened their careers if they spoke out.

Published: Dec 6, 2017
Length: 32 minutes (8,000 words)

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

Several women have come forward to share their stories about how the comedian Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them or solicited them for an encounter.

Published: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,666 words)

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

The New York Times investigates three decades worth of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Company’s board fired Harvey Weinstein shortly after this investigation was published.

Published: Oct 5, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,904 words)

Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’

It’s a year-long commitment to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee family in Canada, where sponsorship includes funding and helping the family navigate Canadian culture and society. Sponsors assist newcomers with daily tasks of living, including grocery shopping, banking, getting jobs, learning English, and ferrying families to appointments and activities. In the fourth and final installment of Refugees WelcomeThe New York Times’ year-long series on Syrian refugees in Canada — Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn profile the Hajj family and members of their sponsorship group, reporting on what happens at month 13 — the point at which the sponsorship agreement officially ends.

Published: Mar 25, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,443 words)

Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome

In Canada, ordinary citizens are clamoring to sponsor Syrian refugees and welcome them into their homes. The Times spent five months interviewing families and refugees about their experiences, which have been largely positive.

Published: Jun 30, 2016
Length: 22 minutes (5,511 words)

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

“Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”

Published: Aug 15, 2015
Length: 26 minutes (6,611 words)

A Brand New World In Which Men Ruled

Examining the gender gap in the tech industry through the lens of Stanford University’s pioneering class of 1994.

Published: Dec 23, 2014
Length: 27 minutes (6,797 words)

Working Anything But 9 to 5

Scheduling technology has made it easy for companies to automate employees’ schedules, but it leaves low-income parents with hours of chaos.

Published: Aug 13, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2,435 words)

The Obamas’ Marriage

On Oct. 3, just a day after their failed Olympics bid in Copenhagen, Barack and Michelle Obama slipped into a Georgetown restaurant for one of their now-familiar date nights: this time, to toast their 17th wedding anniversary. As with their previous outings, even the dark photographs taken by passers-by and posted on the Web looked glamorous: the president tieless, in a suit; the first lady in a backless sheath.

Published: Oct 26, 2009
Length: 33 minutes (8,433 words)