This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work.

Rebecca Traister looks below the surface of this moment in which so much sexual misconduct has been coming to light, and finds at the root of it troubling, longstanding, gender-based workplace power dynamics.

Published: Dec 10, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,242 words)

Every Parent Wants to Protect Their Child. I Never Got the Chance.

In a heartbreaking reported essay, Jen Gann writes about raising a son who suffers from incurable cystic fibrosis that will likely lead to his early death, the midwife practice that neglected to warn her that she and her husband were carriers, and the likelihood that she and her husband would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if they had warned her.

Author: Jen Gann
Published: Nov 26, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,813 words)

The Life and Death of a Radical Sisterhood

For New York Magazine’s site The Cut, writer Joy Press compiles an oral history of New York Radical Women, a group of theorists and activists who gathered for the first time in the fall of 1967 and, over the course of their existence, helped define many central tenets of late 20th century feminism.

Author: Joy Press
Published: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,163 words)

Regular, Degular, Shmegular Girl From the Bronx

Writer Allison P. Davis profiles New York hip-hop artist Cardi B., whose summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” unseated Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” for the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Cardi B. became the first female rapper with a number one pop solo hit since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

Published: Nov 13, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,773 words)

What Would Sarah Polley Do?

Anna Silman profiles actor and director Sarah Polley, on the occasion of the premiere of her Netflix miniseries, “Alias Grace,” an adaptation of a 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood.

Published: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,020 words)

Seven Days on the Oprah Cruise

When the author takes her megafan mom on a cruise ship with Oprah and 2,000 other disciples, everyone’s dream comes true: Oprah finally visits Alaska, and the author’s mom finally meets her idol. For like ten seconds.

Published: Sep 29, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,662 words)

Justin Bieber Made a New Jersey Suburb Lose Its Mind This Summer

Justin Bieber spent his summer in a quiet American suburb doing what most people do: He went to the mall, purchased beverages at Starbucks, and played basketball in a driveway. His appearances caught a community off guard and made them ravenous for gossip.

Published: Oct 1, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,300 words)

Preet Bharara Is Now in the Trump-Opposition Business

A profile of Preet Bharara, who earlier this year was fired by Donald Trump from his position as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and has a new career as a podcaster. Bharara, known as a crusader against corporate corruption, will decipher legal issues on the podcast — Stay Tuned with Preet, launched last week through his younger brother’s holding company, Some Spider Studios — including but not limited to those having to do with investigations of the president and his business dealings.

Published: Oct 2, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,123 words)

Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?

In a little more than a decade, Facebook has become one of the most important technology companies in the world. But as it’s grown, the company has had to try to figure out how to govern its 2 billion users, something it hasn’t quite managed. In light of that, Max Read grapples with an increasingly important problem: What exactly is Mark Zuckerberg’s world-spanning empire?

Author: Max Read
Published: Oct 1, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,980 words)

My Life in Domestic Goddesses

A personal essay in which Emily Gould pays homage to the wide range of women food writers and cookbook authors who affected her own cooking, and her lifestyle aspirations, over the course of her adult life so far.

Published: Sep 21, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,726 words)