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)

Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up

WeWork’s chief risk-taker found a kindred spirit with an open checkbook: SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son. Now he’s walking away from the wreckage with more than $1 billion.

Published: Nov 2, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,750 words)

Cult of the Literary Sad Woman

If sadness once struck me as terminally hip, then I’ve arrived on the far side of 35 with a deepening appreciation for the ways pleasure and satisfaction can become structuring forces of identity as well.

Published: Nov 7, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,500 words)

The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?

“Last year, tech companies reported over 45 million online photos and videos of children being sexually abused — more than double what they found the previous year… Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology. Tech companies, the government, and the authorities are no match.”

Content Note: “Articles in this series examine the explosion in online photos and videos of children being sexually abused. They include graphic descriptions of some instances of the abuse.”

Published: Sep 28, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,381 words)