The Legend Of The Biggie Belt

“Twenty-three years ago, The Notorious B.I.G. left his 52-inch belt at ‘The Source’ magazine weeks before he died. Nine Keepers of the Belt kept it safe and secret. Why was this accessory so important?”

Source: Medium
Published: Mar 8, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,481 words)

How a Hot $100 Million Home Design Startup Collapsed Overnight

“The untold story of how Homepolish’s extremely Instagrammable house of cards came tumbling down.”

Source: Medium
Published: Feb 24, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,510 words)

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)