Death at a Penn State Fraternity

Tim Piazza fought for life for 12 hours while his Beta Theta Pi brothers alternatively did nothing, or continued to abuse him — and it’s all on video.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 12, 2017
Length: 37 minutes (9,488 words)

Mayonnaise, Disrupted

Is Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayo company just another over-promising, under-delivering startup?

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 2, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,872 words)

How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Despite the very American idea that the artistic impulse and the parenting impulse are fundamentally opposed, writer and mother Erika Hayasaki looks at science and mothers’ experience for the truth: That becoming a mother makes many women more, not less, creative.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sep 13, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,686 words)

How the Meat Industry Thinks About Non-Meat-Eaters

The Atlantic talks to the editor of a meat industry trade publication about American meat production and publishing for a niche reader.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 31, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,498 words)

The First White President

In his latest for the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates posits that white identity politics forms the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 32 minutes (8,086 words)

America, Home of the Transactional Marriage

The disappearance of good jobs for people with less education has made it harder for them to start, and sustain, relationships.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 20, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)

Annie Dillard’s Classic Essay: ‘Total Eclipse’

Dillard’s 1982 personal essay — excerpted by The Atlantic from her new collection, The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New. She writes in exquisite detail about the haunting, surreal experience of witnessing the last solar eclipse, on February 26th, 1979, after driving five hours inland in Washington State to catch it from a hill top.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 8, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,735 words)

Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places

With drug resistance on the rise, the world faces a potential health catastrophe from infections we can no longer fight. One English scientist is probing toilet seats and pools of nasty stuff to find cures the way earlier scientists did: in nature.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 1, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,217 words)

A Search for the Flavor of a Beloved Childhood Medicine

One person searches for the flavor of the pediatric amoxicillin that, despite the pain of the ear infection it treated, endeared itself to so many of us. It’s what you might call a pharmaceutical travelogue, following a different sort of chem-trail.

Author: Julie Beck
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 18, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,932 words)

Can America’s Farms Survive the Threat of Deportations?

Increasing deportations under Trump not only threaten the well-being of America’s undocumented farm workers, they threaten the very system that keeps America’s farms running, tax dollars flowing and food prices low. Here’s what’s happening in New York’s rural Hudson Valley.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 6, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,062 words)