The Twilight of the Iranian Revolution

“Even as Iranians speculate about who will succeed Khamenei, many believe that, whoever becomes Supreme Leader, the revolution is no longer salvageable.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: May 18, 2020
Length: 39 minutes (9,920 words)

Prepping for Parole

A group of volunteers is helping incarcerated people negotiate a system that is all but broken.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Nov 25, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African “Game of Thrones”

Jia Tolentino profiles Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Marlon James upon the publication of his newest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 38 minutes (9,727 words)

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about how her family is reckoning with her Igbo great-grandfather’s work in the transatlantic slave trade.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jul 15, 2018
Length: 14 minutes (3,692 words)

Harvey Weinstein’s Former Employees Reckon With What They Knew and What They Didn’t

Without naming names, Dana Goodyear recounts how former employees of Harvey Weinstein are feeling since more than four dozen women have come forward with allegations against him.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Oct 19, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,514 words)

Memoirs of Addiction and Ambition

Cat Marnell’s new memoir How to Murder Your Life, like Julia Phillips’ famous You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, is an extreme spectacle of women in capitalism.

Author: Naomi Fry
Source: New Yorker
Published: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,551 words)

The Taste Makers

The secret world of the flavor factory: the consumption of food flavorings is one of the modern era’s most profound collective acts of submission to illusion.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Nov 23, 2009
Length: 41 minutes (10,254 words)

Venezuela, a Failing State

Once the richest country in South America, it now has the world’s highest inflation rate and is plagued by hunger and violent crime. How did this happen?

Source: New Yorker
Published: Nov 7, 2016
Length: 42 minutes (10,608 words)

When Vine Was Hollywood’s Future

Twitter just decided to discontinue its six-second-video app. This is a dramatic end for a platform that launched numerous viral hits and entertainment careers.

Author: Tad Friend
Source: New Yorker
Published: Dec 15, 2014
Length: 26 minutes (6,575 words)

Lessons From My Father

Joe McGinnis, Jr. reflects on his father, writer Joe McGinnis — his cheating, his drinking, his illness, his madness, his death, and his legacy.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jul 26, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,126 words)