Crush

“Can we fall in love completely without completely losing ourselves?”

Source: The Believer
Published: Apr 1, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,100 words)

For the Next Ones

“After a legendary start in hockey, Dampy Brar played pro all over the U.S. But today, his true mission is teaching the South Asian community the game he loves — and teaching the hockey world about his community.”

Source: Sportsnet
Published: Apr 3, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

We Need to Translate More Armenian Literature

“We need them to assert our very existence.”

Published: Mar 25, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,773 words)

Haphephobia

“The day I told her I was gay, the hugs changed. They became longer and tighter, like she was trying to hug the sin out of me.”

Author: Olly Nze
Source: The Audacity
Published: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,527 words)

‘A Profound Betrayal of Trust’: Why Jackson’s Water System Is Broken

“How a shrinking city, aging infrastructure and racism left thousands of Jacksonians without water for weeks.”

Author: Anna Wolfe
Published: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,240 words)

“Some Conspiracy Theories Turn Out to be True…” Did the US Government Finally Vindicate the UFO Hunters?

“In other words, aliens? “Well, as I like to say, the sceptics have to be right every day,” Pope says. “The believers only need to be right once.””

Published: Apr 27, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,309 words)

Why Did We Go Bald? The Love and Loss of Human Hair

“Hairlessness, to put it baldly, was sexy. And a relatively hairless partner would be more likely to produce a less hairy younger generation. Soon the hair was dropping off us at a rate of knots.”

Source: The Independent
Published: Apr 6, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,336 words)

The Broken Front Line

“The wave of coronavirus cases that swept across the country late last year put even the most battle-hardened EMTs under unprecedented psychological strain.”

Author: Ava Kofman
Source: ProPublica
Published: Apr 7, 2021
Length: 23 minutes (5,890 words)

The Death Truck: How a Solution to Mexico’s Morgue Crisis Created a New Horror

“She and her team were there to determine how a container of unidentified human remains could have ended up near a residential area of a major city.”

 

 

Source: The Guardian
Published: Apr 1, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,132 words)

One-Horse Town

“She goes to work, goes home, repeats; the sun rises, the sun sets. In her quiet corner of the world, self-sufficiency and independence are how both she and her customers survive, even thrive. They find pleasure in their work and in the small slices of life shared daily.”

Source: Eater
Published: Mar 31, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,181 words)