The Five Families of Feces

A look at the cutthroat porta-potty business in New York City, which is surprisingly filled with all kinds of dirty drama.

Published: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,575 words)

Padma Lakshmi, Scars and All

“It was only because Helmut Newton happened to find me and happened to love scars that all of a sudden everybody wanted me for their fashion shows… It took another person who had power to look at me another way, to give me permission, that that was even available to me.”

Published: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,435 words)

‘Do I Really Want to Hurt My Baby?’

“Intrusive thoughts are virtually universal among both new mothers and new fathers. ‘If they say they don’t have them, he told me, ‘they’re lying.'”

Published: Dec 5, 2018
Length: 21 minutes (5,425 words)

Divided We Stand

As partisan divides in the U.S. grow into partisan chasms, maybe it’s time for a trial separation.

Published: Nov 14, 2018
Length: 25 minutes (6,466 words)

Does Facebook Need a Constitution?

Has the time come for Westphalian sovereignty to coexist with web failson sovereignty?

Author: Max Read
Published: Jul 18, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,832 words)

Rape at Rosie’s

When the bad guys at Rikers are the guards.

Published: Jun 26, 2018
Length: 21 minutes (5,290 words)

A Company Built on a Bluff

Vice Media grew from a free alternative magazine into a company with 3,000 employees and a multi-billion-dollar valuation. It’s also been investigated for sexual misconduct and has struggled to deliver on its promise of bringing millennials back to television, raising questions about its future.

Published: Jun 10, 2018
Length: 32 minutes (8,000 words)

How Anna Delvey Tricked New York

She said came from a German family of art collectors and tipped generously in cash. But when the months-long hotel bill came due, Anna would find an excuse, then an escape, leaving her friends to pick up the bill.

Published: May 28, 2018
Length: 34 minutes (8,700 words)

Driven to Despair

Doug Schifter waged a one-man campaign to stop Uber from putting his fellow black-car drivers out of business. Then he decided to take his own life.

Published: May 16, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,188 words)

To Catch a Predator

The New York City Police Department’s Special Victims Division attempted to bust Harvey Weinstein in 2015, but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office put a stop to the case.

Published: Mar 16, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,662 words)