The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret

A ranging, damning expose of unresolved sexual discrimination and harassment suits at Sterling Jewelers — and other popular jewelry chains under the Signet Jewelers Ltd. umbrella — following a two-year investigation.

Published: Apr 23, 2019
Length: 46 minutes (11,579 words)

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

Rachel Kushner profiles scholar and prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

Published: Apr 17, 2019
Length: 33 minutes (8,258 words)

The Senseless Logic of the Wild

It was just a kayaking trip. Until it upended three men’s lives.

Published: Mar 21, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

Rick Steves Wants to Set You Free

Ever wonder what Rick Steves is like stoned? Me neither, and that was a mistake. Sam Anderson goes deep with the man who launched a thousand backpackers.

Published: Mar 21, 2019
Length: 31 minutes (7,885 words)

Inside the Secret Sting Operations to Expose Celebrity Psychics

A glimpse into the world of skeptics creating false Facebook profiles to bust celebrity mediums who do “hot reads” of their clients by first scanning the details of their lives on social media.

Author: Jack Hitt
Published: Feb 26, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,765 words)

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

In Amsterdam, a new fight develops over an old master.

Published: Feb 27, 2019
Length: 36 minutes (9,009 words)

The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now

In February 1968, John Olson took a famous photo of a wounded Marine named Alvin Grantham. Or was it actually of another Marine named James Blaine? Michael Shaw examines the evidence to discover the truth.

Published: Feb 19, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,054 words)

How Tarell Alvin McCraney Moved from ‘Moonlight’ to Broadway

Carvell Wallace profiles the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose ‘Choir Boy’ opened last week at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Published: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,799 words)

Margot Kidder Played Every Character, No Matter How Small, with a Vivid Inner Life

A moving tribute to Margot Kidder, as told through the words of her daughter, Maggie McGuane.

Published: Dec 28, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,853 words)

He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There.

“Max Harris did chores and collected rent at the artists’ warehouse where he lived. Now he faces trial for the deaths at a concert there — including some of his close friends.”

Published: Dec 12, 2018
Length: 45 minutes (11,312 words)