Amid the Heated Debates, Iraqi Immigrants Struggle to Make a Living in Arizona

Thousands of Iraqi immigrants have started new lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and it has been far from easy.

Source: Smithsonian
Published: Aug 25, 2014
Length: 11 minutes (2,892 words)

Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

A look back, and ahead, at how the Internet is evolving to capture our data—and what organizations will do with it next:

“There is no doubt that the Internet—that undistinguished complex of wires and switches—has changed how we think and what we value and how we relate to one another, as it has made the world simultaneously smaller and wider. Online connectivity has spread throughout the world, bringing that world closer together, and with it the promise, if not to level the playing field between rich and poor, corporations and individuals, then to make it less uneven. There is so much that has been good—which is to say useful, entertaining, inspiring, informative, lucrative, fun—about the evolution of the World Wide Web that questions about equity and inequality may seem to be beside the point.”

Published: Oct 22, 2013
Length: 16 minutes (4,244 words)

Mayor of Rust

Thrust into the national spotlight, Braddock, Pennsylvania, Mayor John Fetterman has become something of a folk hero, a Paul Bunyan of hipster urban revival, with his own Shepard Fairey block print — the Fetterman mien with the word “mayor” underneath. This, the poster suggests, is what a mayor should be.

Published: Feb 11, 2011
Length: 17 minutes (4,359 words)