The Dad-Joke Doctrine

“What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor? ‘Where’s my tractor?’”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sep 25, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,512 words)

The Nastiest Feud in Science

Do you think a giant asteroid caused the earth’s most recent mass extinction? Princeton paleontologist Gerta Keller has a competing theory, and her decades of research have earned her so much ire in the scientific community that she keeps a list of insults others have thrown at her.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 18, 2018
Length: 33 minutes (8,354 words)

How the ’90s Kinda World of ‘Living Single’ Lives on Today

An oral history of the groundbreaking hit show “Living Single.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 22, 2018
Length: 53 minutes (13,416 words)

What It’s Like to Wallow in Your Own Facebook Data

Anna Wiener explores what 13 years of the data she’s given Facebook can give back to her.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 8, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,513 words)

What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

Contempt in court: female lawyers still consistently confront archaic discrimination.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 30, 2018
Length: 21 minutes (5,360 words)

Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man: Mel Brooks in His 90s

Oy vey, seventy-five years of show business? Where did the time go? It hasn’t slowed down Brooks one bit.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 22, 2018
Length: 14 minutes (3,682 words)

Disposable America

“The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it. This is the stuff of tragedy, and America.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 21, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,429 words)

When Hamlet Starts Showing Up in Federal Court

Lawyers have long set a precedent for citing Shakespeare in trial. During these murky, divided days the Bard’s words may ring truer than e’er. 

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,630 words)

Digital Jukeboxes Are Eroding the Dive-Bar Experience

The times they are a-changin’, sang Bob Dylan way back when people could smoke inside airplanes. Now digital jukeboxes are changing the vibe at America’s bars, but is that a bad thing?

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 8, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,179 words)

The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans

The jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. Despite its ability to kill people with little effort, its adaptability, secrecy and avoidance of human conflicts might provide the traits necessary to survive on a planet filled with people.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 10, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,153 words)