Water’s Edge

The story of Bill May, the most accomplished male synchronized swimmer in the sport’s history. Synchronized swimming has been reluctant to include men until recent years, when it allowed mixed-gender as a world championship event.

Source: ESPN
Published: Mar 30, 2016
Length: 44 minutes (11,144 words)

The Most Haunted Road in America

Ghost boy, cannibals, disappearing trucks: A journey into the darkness of New Jersey to uncover the mysteries of Clinton Road.

Source: Atlas Obscura
Published: Oct 27, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4,944 words)

Searching for Sugar Daddy

A very blunt and humorous examination of the sugar daddy/baby dynamic.

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 27, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,429 words)

Where Would the Kardashians Be Without Kris Jenner?

The matriarch of reality TV’s most famous family has done more than just create a strange new form of family business—she’s changed the nature of celebrity.

Published: May 8, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,250 words)

‘Chris Harrison Is One of the Smoothest Motherf—ers I’ve Ever Met’

A very funny, thoughtful profile of The Bachelor‘s longtime host, now divorced and pondering the meaning of relationships.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 3, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4,591 words)

Are You Woman Enough for the UFC?

Taffy Brodesser-Akner embeds with the intense female fighters of the UFC.

Source: Matter
Published: Dec 9, 2014
Length: 31 minutes (7,840 words)

The Leftovers

Paula Deen is making millions as a martyr.

Source: Matter
Published: Sep 29, 2014
Length: 28 minutes (7,198 words)

Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement?

Taffy Brodesser-Akner profiles Jill Soloway, whose new show “Transparent” centers around a family whose patriarch comes out as transgender. Soloway strives to create a truly inclusive environment on her set, complete with gender-neutral bathrooms and a “transfirmative action program,” which favors the hiring of transgender candidates over nontransgender ones.

Published: Aug 28, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2,722 words)

Miss American Dream

How Britney Spears went to Vegas and became a feminist role model. No, really.

Fifty stories above all this, Britney Spears was working. She didn’t know about the wind or the dancers or the fire-breather or about the old lady whose day she had fucked up immeasurably, the one who might be the Queen of England. She was sitting in a room in the semi-dark, slightly hunched over, a little bored, at the tail end of a daylong junket in which TV journalists asked her questions like “What do people not know about you?” (“Really that I’m pretty boring.”) and “What was the craziest rumor you ever heard about yourself?” (“That I died.”) and who her secret famous crush is, a question that she’s been asked for years and years and that she’s been giving the same answer to for years and years (“Brad Pitt”).

Source: Matter
Published: Jun 9, 2014
Length: 32 minutes (8,111 words)