The Rape Kit’s Secret History

The story of the woman who forced police to start treating sexual assault like a crime.

Published: Jun 17, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,295 words)

The Radical Quilting of Rosie Lee Tompkins

“A triumphal retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum confirms her standing as one of the great American artists — transcending craft, challenging painting and reshaping the canon.”

Published: Jun 26, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,363 words)

A Football Career on the Cusp of Glory, Dashed by the Pandemic

The odyssey of Bradley Sylve.

Published: Jun 22, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,893 words)

Inside the Revolts Erupting in America’s Big Newsrooms

“Staff members’ demands helped end the tenure of James Bennet as Opinion editor of The New York Times. And they are generating tension at The Washington Post. Part of the story starts in Ferguson, Mo.”

Author: Ben Smith
Published: Jun 7, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,100 words)

The Videos That Rocked America. The Song That Knows Our Rage.

“Awash in the ghastly video mosaic shot by black people’s cameraphones, I found myself doubled over the kitchen sink. Then a lyric gave me strength.”

Published: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,700 words)

Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary.

“Some of these people are frightened, of course. Others say they just appreciate the company.”

Published: May 14, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,942 words)

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: The Oral History of a Modern Action Classic

“I don’t understand how they’re not still shooting that film, and I don’t understand how hundreds of people aren’t dead.”

Published: May 12, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,370 words)

The ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer

A profile of Denis Hayes, an environmental advocate and lawyer who helped organize the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Published: Apr 22, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,209 words)

Trump and His Allies Are Worried About More Than November

“If something like a social democratic state is feasible under these conditions, then it is absolutely possible when growth is high and unemployment is low.”

Published: Apr 17, 2020
Length: 4 minutes (1,203 words)

‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicenter

New York City’s Queens borough is one of the most diverse places on earth. It’s also been ravaged by the coronavirus.

Published: Apr 9, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,129 words)