Britney Spears Was Never in Control

“Why did I ever believe a teen girl could hold all the power?”

Published: Feb 23, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,300 words)


“Bruised egos, gobs of money, and the bitter feud that took down Cellino & Barnes, New York’s absurdly ubiquitous accident law firm.”

Published: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,127 words)

You Don’t Know Her

“Thirty years into an epic career, Mariah Carey is still trying to explain herself.”

Published: Aug 31, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,073 words)

The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn

They built an empire of yoga studios and homes with ‘living walls.’ Now they’re pandemic villains.

Published: Aug 31, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,530 words)

Michaela the Destroyer

“How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the most sublimely unsettling show of the year.”

Published: Jul 6, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,941 words)

Beach Boss

New York City’s lifeguard corps is Baywatch meets Tammany Hall, the fiefdom of a man named Peter Stein.

Published: Jun 23, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,427 words)

My Appetites

“On eating and coping mechanisms, childhood and self-control, criticism, love, cancer, and pandemics.”

Published: May 12, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,500 words)

An Oral History of ‘Center Stage’

“How 24 pairs of leather pants, a tearaway tutu, and red pointe shoes made for a generation’s greatest dance movie.”

Published: May 11, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,465 words)

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)