The True Story of the Antifa Invasion of Forks, Washington

A false report on Twitter about violent leftist activists traveling by bus exploded into a call to arms. Then a bus, carrying a family and two dogs, rolled into a remote Northwestern town best known as the setting for the Twilight series. Chaos ensued.
Source: Wired
Published: Oct 8, 2020
Length: 36 minutes (9,000 words)

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect

Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn’t see anything. But her Fitbit did.

Source: Wired
Published: Sep 17, 2019
Length: 29 minutes (7,400 words)

The Shut-In Economy

The “sharing” economy has enabled on-demand everything, but there are drawbacks to a lifestyle where one can have all their needs met with the click of a button.

Source: Matter
Published: Mar 27, 2015
Length: 11 minutes (2,800 words)

Offline: Teacher Loses Job for Pushing Boundaries IRL and on the Web

A day after he deleted his Facebook account last month, Terry Braye — exiled public school teacher — called SF Weekly in a panic. “I’m in trouble,” he said. “They may arrest me.” It wouldn’t be the first time. More than a year earlier, the 61-year-old music instructor had been arrested for accusations that he’d had improper contact with female students who played in the guitar band program he built at Visitacion Valley Middle School. Braye denied the accusations, but finally pleaded no contest in May to two nonsexual misdemeanor charges. He’s banned from contacting anyone from the district, especially his former students. For Braye, that’s no easy feat.

Source: SF Weekly
Published: Sep 13, 2011
Length: 16 minutes (4,050 words)