You Know the Lorena Bobbitt Story. But Not All of It.

Before she was a punchline, she was a 24-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant who was subject to years of domestic violence, including rape, at her husband’s hands.

Published: Jan 30, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,375 words)

Why Do the Oscars Keep Falling for Racial Reconciliation Fantasies?

The relationship is entirely conscripted as service and bound by capitalism and the fantastically presumptive leap is, The money doesn’t matter because I like working for you. And if you’re the racist in the relationship: I can’t be horrible because we’re friends now.

Published: Jan 24, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,200 words)

Reflections on Antarctica

An interview with Louis Rudd and Colin O’Brady, two men who set out from the Ronne Ice Shelf on the western edge of Antarctica on November 3rd, 2018 in a two-man race. Pulling all the equipment they’d need to survive for two months on sleds called pulks, which man would be the first to traverse Antarctica — the coldest continent on earth — in a solo, unassisted journey of 921 miles?

Published: Jan 18, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,942 words)

A Woman’s Rights

From the editorial board of the New York Times, an eight-part interactive series on the state-by-state push to restrict the rights of pregnant women.

Author: Editors
Published: Dec 28, 2018
Length: 54 minutes (13,740 words)

What Is Glitter?

It’s a literal tautology. A sparkly, sparkly tautology.

Published: Dec 21, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,273 words)

The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini

In 2014 Ipek Irgit’s bikinis took Instagram by storm. Several years, and lawsuits, later it’s not so clear they’re hers.
Published: Dec 20, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,167 words)

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

Police departments and amateur videographers are filming drug addicted people in active overdose and posting the footage on social media in an attempt to publicly shame users to get clean. The reality? Drug addiction is complicated and humiliation isn’t always effective.

Published: Dec 11, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,448 words)

CBS Paid the Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims

Eliza Dushku is an actress best known for her recurring role on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and was repeatedly harassed by her co-star, Michael Weatherly, on the CBS series “Bull.” She believes she faced retaliation after she complained, and was written off the show. Investigators who looked into the case said Dushku’s story was emblematic of larger problems at CBS.

Published: Dec 13, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,258 words)

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)