Marilyn Manson: The Monster Hiding in Plain Sight

“Even as speculation grew online that Warner was Wood’s alleged abuser, the traditional media remained largely silent. Virtually no major outlets prior to 2020 directly referenced or alluded to the accusations against him in their profiles, interviews, or album reviews.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Nov 14, 2021
Length: 39 minutes (9,777 words)

Beijing Calling: Suspicion, Hope, and Resistance in the Chinese Rock Underground

“China has produced some of the most vital indie rock on the planet. But can the scene survive gentrification, government crackdowns, and a hit TV show?”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 24, 2021
Length: 31 minutes (7,800 words)

The Sky Thief

“He was not a pilot; he worked ground crew for Horizon Air. His core duties revolved around loading baggage onto short-haul flights, but he was also trained to tow planes on the tarmac. Silently, and without warning, he’d gone rogue.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 24, 2021
Length: 31 minutes (7,935 words)

Meet the Undercover Anti-Fascists

Deplatform Hate is a group of “anti-fascist researchers and activists who infiltrate and expose Proud Boys, neo-Nazis, militias, and other members of the violent far right.”

Author: Andy Kroll
Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Feb 14, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,526 words)

The Secret Life of H.G. Carrillo

“As a black man claiming a manufactured cultural experience and ethnicity, Carrillo is a complicated figure.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Feb 11, 2021
Length: 32 minutes (8,067 words)

The Ballad of Justin Townes Earle

“He was a brilliant songwriter who built his own legend but couldn’t outrun the darkness that came with it. Earle’s wife, friends and collaborators recall his magnetic personality, the real-life stories behind his songs, and his heartbreaking final days.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jan 15, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,506 words)

Highway to Hell: A Trip Down Afghanistan’s Deadliest Road

“The $300 million Kabul-Kandahar road was meant to be a symbol of the new Afghanistan. Today it reveals everything that has gone wrong in America’s longest war.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jan 22, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,027 words)

The Spirit of Neil Peart

“Rush’s virtuoso drum hero lived by his own rules, to the very end. For the first time since Peart’s passing, his bandmates and widow discuss his legacy and his final years.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jan 7, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,674 words)

How Do Women Become White Supremacists?

“Anyone who joins the hate movement is a seeker to some degree, and maybe there are circumstances that make them particularly primed to be recruited. They’re seeking something in that moment — maybe it’s power, maybe it’s meaning, maybe it’s money because they see a potential profit in running a subscription-based platform.”

Author: EJ Dickson
Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jul 16, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,256 words)

The Power of Black Lives Matter

“How the movement that’s changing America was built and where it goes next.” Do you know the names Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi? You do now.

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 16, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,809 words)