Could Facebook Be Tried for Human-Rights Abuses?

In Myanmar, Facebook is the de facto internet. Does that mean they can be legally responsible for their actions — or lack thereof — when content there influences politics or incites violence?

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Dec 20, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,762 words)

The Making of an American Nazi

Luke O’Brien profiles Andrew Anglin, a one-time anti-racist vegan who’s grown up to become the publisher of the world’s biggest neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer. By chronicling hundreds of heart-stopping details from dozens of sources across decades of dangerous behavior, O’Brien’s work sets a brave and timely example for how to report on extremism responsibly.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Dec 1, 2017
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Leslie Jamison profiles several long-term, hard-core users of Second Life, an online platform in which you create a fantasy alter-ego. Your “selective self” resides in a virtual world that allows you to leave behind everything you don’t like about yourself and your real life.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Dec 1, 2017
Length: 36 minutes (9,171 words)

What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

The Atlantic‘s Ross Andersen travels to China to visit the world’s largest radio dish built for seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence. On the trip he meets Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, for a wide-ranging discussion about the risks of making contact.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,105 words)

On Safari in Trump’s America

A journey into the next frontier of anthropological tourism: unsuspecting towns in the American “heartland.”

Author: Molly Ball
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 23, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,509 words)

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)