How I Confronted the Truth About My Fraternity’s Racist History

Only after Charlottsville did one man stop shrugging away his fraternity’s 130 years worth of racist values and activities, and finally reconcile with his own culpability.

Source: Medium
Published: Jan 6, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,468 words)

The Trial of Chuck Berry

At the peak of his fame, one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll was arrested under the Mann Act for illegaly transporting a minor across state lines. But to the 14 year old girl named Janice Escalante who claimed Berry raped her 14 times, the law’s language around his behavior is tragically unjust, because it has shaped Berry’s historical narrative, mentioning illegal transporation instead of “child sexual abuse” or “rape.”

Source: Medium
Published: Nov 12, 2019
Length: 38 minutes (9,729 words)

The High-Stakes Race to Breed Cannabis With 0% THC

Weed can make you laugh, but the challenges to CBD growers aren’t funny.

Source: Medium
Published: Nov 11, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,939 words)

Hysteria High: How Demons Destroyed a Florida School

“A true story of witchcraft, possession, and murder.”

Author: Jeff Maysh
Source: Medium
Published: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,151 words)

The Teacher. The Basketball Coach. The Dead Rat In the Mail.

How the Me Too Movement came to little Merced, California.

Source: Medium
Published: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,082 words)

Species of Grief

In the wake of losing both her father and her dog in the space of six months, Meghan Daum muses on different experiences of loss, grief, time and aging.

Source: Medium
Published: May 1, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,115 words)

How Google’s Bad Data Wiped a Neighborhood off the Map

The renaming of Buffalo, New York’s Fruit Belt neighborhood reveals as much about gentrification as it does the flawed ways tech companies add locations to their maps.

Source: Medium
Published: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,499 words)

My Life at 47 Is Back to What It Was Like at 27

“I’m talking about my situational set point, the version of myself that inevitably swings back into the foreground even if I’ve managed to pretend to be another kind of person for a period of time.”

Source: Medium
Published: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,060 words)

Henry

Actor, writer, and producer Rob Delaney shares his family’s gut-wrenching experience with a sick child.

Source: Medium
Published: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,476 words)

Traveling While Black

An excellent mini-anthology curated and edited by This Will Be My Undoing author Morgan Jerkins. In her introduction, Jerkins writes about her own experiences of having TSA rifle through the Marley twists atop her head while whitesplaining how to care for her hair. Included are pieces by Jamilah Lemieux on the pleasures and pains of traveling first class while Black; Randy Winston on being the only black person at a Cathedral in Florence; Mateo Askaripour on traveling to Florence and discovering racism exists there, too; Kaitlyn Greenidge on traveling to Anguilla, which is predominantly black; Nneka M. Okona on finding kinship among other Black women travelers on a trip to Colombia.

Source: Medium
Published: Aug 15, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,111 words)