El Lobo Returns Home

Wolves are one of the most divisive, endangered species in America, conjuring images of savagery and predation, majesty and beauty depending on who you ask. With strong resistance to wolf reintroduction in the Southwest, one reporter follows a group of Mexican gray wolves from their captive birth in a Washington state sanctuary to their release in New Mexico, to see how they fare and understand all that’s stacked against them.

Published: Apr 25, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,950 words)

The Long Tail of the Attica Prison Riot

On the aftermath of the Attica Prison riot and how the state covered up the truth: a grisly state-initiated mass murder in the name of justice and order. Of the 43 dead, 29 inmates were killed — many of them shot in the back or executed at close range as the state attempted to regain control of the prison.

Published: Feb 21, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,509 words)

Moving Stars

“The Obamas are not Teflon. The Obamas are Lonsdaleite. Even as our nation convulses and writhes, a king snake biting itself, the Obamas stand calm. America may well be broken. The Obamas are not.”

Published: Dec 14, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,115 words)

Dribbling in the Dark

A year in the life of one teenager in Turkey reveals the tense relations between Turkish and Kurdish people, the challenges of creating diversity in schools, and the hard choices people make in times of war.

Published: Oct 13, 2016
Length: 22 minutes (5,508 words)

Dark Waters

When people started stealing Oregon sturgeon from government hatcheries, people couldn’t figure out why. A native Oregonian uses the theft and her own sexual coming of age story to explore the history, life, conservation and poaching of the sturgeon, North America’s largest freshwater fish, and one of the world’s most ancient.

Published: Jan 19, 2016
Length: 17 minutes (4,303 words)

Blues on Wheels

Screams, threats, lies, labor violations, and dog attacks—a writer experiences it all after becoming a carrier for the United States Postal Service.

Published: Sep 23, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5,105 words)

Mrs. Bundy

On the day of Ted Bundy’s execution, a reporter interviews his mother.

Published: Sep 3, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5,438 words)

The Downstairs Gays

John Sherman straddles the line between cyberstalking and innocent curiosity in this humorous essay about his fascination with the downstairs neighbors.

Published: Aug 13, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,284 words)

Vehicle City

A couple tries to give away a house in beleaguered Flint, Michigan, one of the most violent cities in America.

Published: Jul 6, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3,070 words)

Silicon Valley High

A reflection on growing up in the shadow of Silicon Valley.

Published: Jun 8, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3,100 words)