Can We Escape from Information Overload?

When one artist isolated himself in his dark London studio for a few days, he tuned out modernity’s noise and learned what the brain can do when it isn’t bombarded with alerts and messages and screens all the time.

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: 1843
Published: May 7, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,387 words)

The Coronavirus Cruise

“They came for indulgence, relaxation and bottomless buffets. Then they found themselves trapped on a ship infected with a deadly virus.”

Source: 1843
Published: Apr 23, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,266 words)

The Friendly Mr. Wu

“The weakest link in America’s national security may not be foreign technology but its own people. Mara Hvistendahl traces the story of the single mother who sold out to China.”

Source: 1843
Published: Apr 15, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,880 words)

The Monster Beneath

While Mount Vesuvius gets all the publicity, Naples’ Campi Flegrei — a caldera volcano — might be the most dangerous for the hundreds of thousands of residents within its red zone.

Source: 1843
Published: Dec 11, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,815 words)

Europe’s Heart of Darkness

In the busy Greek shipping port of Aspropyrgos, both legal and illegal trade thrives among the refineries and warehouses, and the immigrants who live here struggle to make a home in a Greece that is trying to preserve its economy and identity.

Source: 1843
Published: Oct 24, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,163 words)

Turn On, Tune In, Drop by the Office

Emma Hogan reports that in Silicon Valley, microdosing LSD is the new “body-hacking” tool everyone from engineers to CEOs are using to boost productivity and creativity. Interestingly, while apparently everyone is doing it, users are reluctant to have their real names appear in print. Psychedelic secrets, man! Peace out.

Author: Emma Hogan
Source: 1843
Published: Aug 31, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,790 words)

High-Pressure Parenting

Parents spend far more time with their kids compared to previous generations. Are they driven by the pleasures of “quality time,” or by class anxiety?

Author: Ryan Avent
Source: 1843
Published: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,773 words)