How the NRA Sells Guns in America Today

At The New Republic, “military veteran, big game hunter, and gun owner” Elliott Woods goes undercover at gun trade show to learn about how the NRA marketing machine has gone into high gear to combat what they’re calling the “Trump Slump.”

Published: Apr 16, 2018
Length: 33 minutes (8,255 words)

This Route Doesn’t Exist on the Map

What would you endure to find safety and security? Now that Europe has slammed its doors shut to migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Nigeria, just to name a few countries, many are attempting to enter the United States via a long, arduous journey that includes crossing the Darién Gap — a treacherous forest without roads that connects Columbia and Panama.

Published: Feb 26, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,743 words)

Gone Baby Gone

A new breed of online real estate speculator is capitalizing on abandoned properties and people who can’t pay their mortgages, and it’s bad for you and the country.

Published: Sep 19, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,741 words)

What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?

After giving up writing fiction at age 87, fantasy, science fiction, and speculative fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin has started a blog. Internet citizens may want to know: does she write about her cat, Pard? Why yes, yes she does — while examining the human condition, of course.

Published: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,734 words)

Nowhere Mag

For ten years, Monocle has successfully catered to the world’s status-conscious, globe-trotting elite by offering them exclusivity, materiality and identity. So does the rise of nationalism threaten a lifestyle magazine that treats the world as one big upscale mall?

Published: Jun 27, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,428 words)

Pew Research

Jeff Sharlet’s review of Frances FitzGerald’s new book, The Evangelicals, is itself an important history lesson on American evangelism and politics.

Published: May 16, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,682 words)

The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women

Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel lays bare the horrors of collusion with the patriarchy.

Published: Apr 20, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,685 words)

The Fire Last Time

When the Detroit police department created an undercover unit to reduce street crime in the 1970s, Detroit’s black community quickly got to know it for its lethal force, disregard for the law, and systemic racism.

Published: Apr 6, 2017
Length: 36 minutes (9,236 words)

Amazing Disgrace

How did Donald Trump — a thrice-married, biblically illiterate sexual predator — hijack the religious right?

Published: Mar 20, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,671 words)

The Eye of the Beholder

Rorschach tests may have fallen out of favor among psychologists, but maybe their real value is as pieces of art?

Author: Merve Emre
Published: Feb 21, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,482 words)