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)

Rewriting Country Music’s Racist History

“First, you exclude black people from the festivals. Then write them out by not recording them. And pretty soon, ‘you have this manufactured image of country music being white and being poor. But when a narrative is that clean,’ Giddens warns, ‘somebody wrote it.'”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 5, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,935 words)

American Plague

“Racism watered this country from its very seedlings, and it has had a long time to grow unimpeded. Ending its influence, both on our very person and on public policy, is a demolition job.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,943 words)

Bad Bunny in Captivity

What is the chic, Puerto Rican pop star doing in quarantine, and what makes him so irrestisable? (Note: This is the first cover story in Rolling Stone history written by a Latina, and photographed by a Latina.)

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: May 14, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,569 words)

Life Without Live

Now that pandemic has temporarily ended live musical performance, how do music fans deal with its absence?

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: May 4, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,405 words)

John Prine: The Last Days and Beautiful Life of an American Original

“His wife, Fiona, son Jody, and others remember a big-hearted genius who championed new artists and made the most of the small things in life.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Apr 13, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,964 words)

Greta’s World

“How one Swedish teenager armed with a homemade sign ignited a crusade and became the leader of a movement.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Mar 26, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,290 words)

Pleas of Insanity: The Mysterious Case of Anthony Montwheeler

“’I’m assuming somebody in the system might do a forensic look at this and figure out what the hell happened. But as of now, you’re discharged.’ Before Montwheeler walked out the door, she added, ‘My hope is that you’ll do the right thing. I am sincerely worried that you won’t.’”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Feb 21, 2020
Length: 31 minutes (7,822 words)