On the Front Porch, Black Life in Full View

From literature to identity, upward mobility to forging community, this one architectural element continues to play an important role across generations in Detroit.

Published: Dec 4, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,573 words)

Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

Ivy League schools love stories of underprivileged students overcoming all the odds to make it to the top, so that’s what T.M. Landry fed them — at the expense of the students themselves.

Published: Nov 30, 2018
Length: 22 minutes (5,690 words)

‘If Bobbie Talks, I’m Finished’: How Les Moonves Tried to Silence an Accuser

Text messages between Les Moonves and a struggling Hollywood manager named Marv Dauer reveal how the two men traded favors to cover up a sexual assault allegation. Moonves directed Dauer to delete the messages to cover his tracks. Dauer insists he was doing whatever he could to get parts for his clients.

Published: Nov 28, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,925 words)

In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return

Highway BR-262 cuts through Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater wetland. After studying the road for two decades, biologist Wagner Fischer can say with certainty that it’s one of the world’s deadliest roads for wildlife. “Ecologists are very worried,” Fischer said. “The authorities pretend to be worried.”

Published: Nov 12, 2018
Length: 5 minutes (1,383 words)

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

A New York Times investigation into the questionable ways Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, and Sheryl Sandberg, its Chief Operating Officer, have worked to contain and distract from the company’s biggest scandals, including reports of Russian Facebook accounts influencing the 2016 presidential election, inappropriate data mining and sharing, and the platform having no actionable policy against hate speech.

Published: Nov 14, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,222 words)

Tales From the Warhol Factory

An oral history of Andy’s legendary, troubled group work and gallery space, which one painter called “a medieval court of lunatics.”

Published: Nov 12, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,205 words)

Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination

“The New York Times reviewed thousands of pages of court and other public records involving workers who said they had suffered miscarriages, gone into premature labor or, in one case, had a stillborn baby after their employers rejected their pleas for assistance.”

Published: Oct 21, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,111 words)

Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens

In an age when more than 80 percent of the American population carry portable screens, we can’t help but look over.

Published: Oct 10, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,500 words)

Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

Michael Adno examines the paintings of American playwright Tennessee Williams, who used the visual medium to explore what it meant to be gay in America during the ’70s.

Published: Sep 21, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,518 words)

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

A ground-breaking investigation into the potentially illegal financial schemes, tax evasions, and grandiose lies employed by Fred Trump and his son, Donald J. Trump, designed to create the illusion of the president as a self-made billionaire, and to falsely raise and lower the values of their holdings as needed to make money, and hide it.

Published: Oct 2, 2018
Length: 56 minutes (14,246 words)