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)

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)