How ‘Creed’ Forever Changed the ‘Rocky’ Series

It’s come a long way since Apollo Creed died so Rocky Balboa could engage in character development.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Nov 28, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,681 words)

American Exorcism

“Why, in our modern age, are so many people turning to the Church for help in banishing incorporeal fiends from their body? And what does this resurgent interest tell us about the figurative demons tormenting contemporary society?”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Nov 20, 2018
Length: 34 minutes (8,565 words)

The Real Origins of Birthright Citizenship

Scholar Martha S. Jones offers a deep dive on pre- and post-Civil War origins of the birthright citizenship provision of the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 31, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,526 words)

Facebook Groups as Therapy

“People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?” (And more importantly, what its responsibilities are?)

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Nov 26, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,616 words)

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)