Shell Is Looking Forward

The fossil-fuel companies expect to profit from climate change. I went to a private planning meeting and took notes.

Published: Mar 3, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,271 words)

Garbage Language: Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?

Let’s drop a pin in this and take it off-line so we can futureproof the intiative with these key learnings and co-create innovative win-wins that require an omni-channel push but no critical ask. Actually, let’s not.

Published: Feb 20, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,188 words)

The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge

A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?

Published: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,800 words)

The Battle of Grace Church

What happened when Brooklyn’s oldest nursery school decided to become less old-fashioned? A riot among the one percent.

Published: Jul 8, 2019
Length: 29 minutes (7,300 words)

Cain and Abel and Oil

This might strike you as a wildly self-serving theory: that the epic rift tearing apart this preposterously wealthy family was the fault not of the lifelong ne’er-do-well, who’d spent four decades partying his way through a family fortune, but of his outwardly much more responsible and sober brother, who had run the family business for over a decade. More than that: that the responsible, sober one was actually reckless, vindictive, manipulative, and untrustworthy even with those who knew him best. And even more: that the final break came when the supposedly responsible one engineered an elaborate conspiracy to frame his brother involving a henchman and two corrupt cops.

Author: Ian Frisch
Published: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,800 words)

The I in We

How WeWork — a company based on founder Adam Neumann’s vision of a “capitalist kibbutz” — became a sleek, dystopian, mammoth-sized tech unicorn.

Published: Jun 10, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,040 words)

Before, and After, the Jogger

The real rapist in the Central Park Five case attacked many other women. The survivors speak for the first time.

Published: Jun 3, 2019
Length: 32 minutes (8,225 words)

Marriage: An Investigation

A multi-article package looking at the institution of marriage from a variety of angles, and through the experiences of an assortment of couples.

Published: Mar 31, 2019
Length: 76 minutes (19,013 words)

What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?

Irin Carmon and Amy Brittain were on the verge of publishing an investigation looking into sexual misconduct allegations against a powerful executive at CBS. But the Washington Post decided not to run the story. Carmon looks back at how an important story was killed.

Published: Apr 1, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,735 words)

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)