The Diet Industrial Complex Got Me, and It Will Never Let Me Go

There’s participating in the body positivity movement and then there’s actual body positivity, and one’s a lot harder — impossible, for some — than the other.

Published: Feb 26, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,102 words)

The Original Renegade

A 14-year-old ninth grader from the Atlanta suburbs created a dance called The Renegade that exploded on communities like TikTok. The only problem is that Harmon saw her creation take on a life of its own without any acknowledgement.

Published: Feb 13, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,900 words)

The Chaos at Condé Nast

Responding to Details editor Dan Peres’s new recovery memoir, Katherine Rosman casts a jaundiced eye upon the lax culture and unquestioned expense accounts at Conde Nast Publications that allowed Peres (and several of his colleagues, who also have tell-alls in the works) to get away with gross acts of self-indulgence and mistreatment of their employees.

Published: Feb 12, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,135 words)

Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question.

The heart-warming story of Holocaust survivors David Wisnia and Helen Spitzer, young lovers at Auschwitz, who got to meet one last time before she died at 100 last year. At the meeting, “Zippi,” as she was known then, revealed she’d used her position as a privileged inmate and a graphic designer at the camp five times to keep Wisnia from being shipped to a worse camp.

Published: Dec 8, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,543 words)

The Champion Who Picked a Date to Die

How Belgian gold-medal winning paralympic sprinter Marieke Vervoort gained the ultimate control over a debilitating and painful degenerative muscle condition that began when she was a teen with a tingling sensation in her feet.

Author: Andrew Keh
Published: Dec 5, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,072 words)

The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

The high school yearbook is a staple of teenage life. But for some, it reflects the devastating toll of the opioid crisis.
Author: Dan Levin
Published: Dec 2, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,260 words)

How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes

Race and economic class have everything to do with who gets fresh water and who does not.


Published: Dec 26, 2019
Length: 6 minutes (1,648 words)

A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco

A motley alliance decided that a single trail could bring together this divided city. A sixth-generation native sets out to walk it.

Published: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,400 words)

Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water

The physical and congitive effects of lead poisoning on students require special education interventions that are difficult for struggling schools to provide.

Published: Nov 6, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,706 words)

The American Road Trip: Patriotism

From a naturalization ceremony to a Slipknot concert, Jacqui Shine travels the United States to understand what it means to be patriotic.

Published: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,854 words)