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)

The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon

Paul Bisceglio surveys three new books that consider the brain’s role in extreme endurance sports and how a large part of high performance is often all in our heads.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 13, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,121 words)

‘I Expected to Have a Day Job for the Rest of My Life’

How Philip Glass went from driving taxis to becoming one of the most celebrated composers of our time.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 20, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,096 words)

Why My Grandmother Carried a Plastic Brain in Her Purse

Dara Bramson’s grandmother decided to donate her brain to science, so Bramson visited the donation center to help understand the importance of research and challenges to donations.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 5 minutes (1,444 words)