#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

How a movement toward simple, nomadic life in Volkswagen vans has become commercialized sponsor-fodder in which “vanlifers” trade social media currency for subsidized van repairs and discounts. Is this a new partially barter-style economy or just an outdoors, office-free variation of work pressure to tend ravenous social media accounts? Is it really freedom or just another way to sell your soul, one social media post at a time?

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 24, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,160 words)

Crossed Stitches

Rachel Monroe investigates a T-shirt quilt empire that went under and the laypeople-turned-detectives who dedicated themselves to recovering their mementos lost in the chaos.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Nov 27, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,426 words)

Cancer Cons, Phony Accidents and Fake Deaths

After Taryn Wright exposed an elaborate fake tragedy on Facebook, she became an unlikely leader of an online hoax-busting squad.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Feb 18, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,239 words)