Weinstein’s Complicity Machine

Harvey Weinstein built and relied on relationships with prominent politicians, talent agencies, and media companies to protect himself from abuse allegations. He forced some of his employees to keep him supplied with erectile dysfunction drugs, which were delivered to him before his meetings with women, and threatened their careers if they spoke out.

Source: New York Times
Published: Dec 6, 2017
Length: 32 minutes (8,000 words)

Love’s Road Home

A wedding day postscript to Chivers’ Pulitzer winning story about Sam Siatta, a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Afghanistan who returned home with PTSD and landed in prison after committing a crime he says he doesn’t remember.

Source: New York Times
Published: Nov 10, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,425 words)

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

Several women have come forward to share their stories about how the comedian Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them or solicited them for an encounter.

Source: New York Times
Published: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,666 words)

Sade’s Quiet Storm of Cool

The singer Sade takes her time between records, shuns promotions and the internet, but remains an icon of cool after more than 30 years in the recording industry.

Source: New York Times
Published: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,398 words)

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

The New York Times investigates three decades worth of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Company’s board fired Harvey Weinstein shortly after this investigation was published.

Source: New York Times
Published: Oct 5, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,904 words)

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

Companies like Nestlé and PepsiCo are aggressively marketing their processed food products in developing nations like Brazil and India. The result: a global epidemic of obesity-related illnesses, where instead of malnutrition and hunger, more people are now obese than underweight.

Source: New York Times
Published: Sep 16, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,553 words)

The Rise and Fall of Liz Smith, Celebrity Accomplice

At 92, gossip columnist Liz Smith is recovering from a stroke, but still looking for a scoop. She pioneered a kind of celebrity journalism in the 1980s that made national news: she made celebrities like her. Her friendship with Ivana Trump soon became part of the story, as the Trump divorce ripped headlines away from international news, like the falling of the Berlin Wall.

Source: New York Times
Published: Jul 28, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,700 words)

The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

An exhausted single mother takes a bath and her five-year-old daughter wanders out of the apartment and is found outside. Instead of being returned to her mother, a neighbor calls Children’s Services  and the daughter is put in foster care. For women living in poor neighborhoods with few child care options, a single mistake can lead to a legal nightmare.

Source: New York Times
Published: Jul 21, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,000 words)

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

What depression was to the 1990s anxiety is to right now, growing from a medical condition into our national sociological state. What’s happening?

Source: New York Times
Published: Jun 10, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,178 words)

A Mother’s Death, a Botched Inquiry and a Sheriff at War

After a law enforcement officer reinvestigates the death of a 24-year-old mother, who was found shot on the night she broke up with her deputy sheriff boyfriend, one of Florida’s most powerful sheriffs becomes antagonized and launches a personal years-long attack against the investigator.

Source: New York Times
Published: Jun 17, 2017
Length: 30 minutes (7,743 words)