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)

The Hidden Toll of the Golden State Killer

He raped and murdered dozens of people in California from the 1970s to 1980s. In his wake, a community was brought together by terror.

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jul 22, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,700 words)

All-American Despair

“It’s easy to bash white middled-aged men in America. As a member of that privileged group, I’ll admit that much of the bashing has been warranted: No group in the history of the world has been given and squandered more than the white man. Yet the American white man is responsible for enough suicides annually that Madison Square Garden could not hold all the victims. And no matter how privileged, that’s somebody’s dad, someone’s friend, someone’s brother and someone’s husband.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: May 30, 2019
Length: 37 minutes (9,368 words)