The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre

“Today, the work done by Parrish in the nineteen-twenties and Gates in the nineteen-nineties forms the bedrock for books, documentaries, and a renewed reparations push that, a century after the massacre, is experiencing a groundswell of support.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 28, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,882 words)

Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved?

“The victims’ families were left deeply dissatisfied. Many of them wrote to officials, including Khrushchev, demanding a more thorough investigation. But nothing more was done, and the mysterious deaths of the nine skiers subsided into relative obscurity.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 10, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,559 words)

Ghost Walls

“As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 5, 2021
Length: 68 minutes (17,200 words)

The Untold Story of Queer Foster Families

“But these social workers, in some cases inadvertently, were creating something radical: state-supported queer families in an era of intense discrimination.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 28, 2021
Length: 15 minutes (3,915 words)

How to Practice

“I wanted to get rid of my possessions, because possessions stood between me and death.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 23 minutes (5,822 words)

Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State

“Survivors of China’s campaign of persecution reveal the scope of the devastation.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 26, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,000 words)

Bad Dog

“A helpful way to think of it is that to love another animal so different and useless is to remind ourselves of how strange, complex, and irresponsible our behavior as humans can be.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 17, 2021
Length: 25 minutes (6,378 words)

Living in New York’s Unloved Neighborhood

“But the neighborhood used to feel to me like a rough part of a softer place, and nowadays the roughness feels more general, and this makes it harder to cheer for a neighborhood that is so loud and dirty and uninterested in or unfit for human life.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 8, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,900 words)

How a Young Activist Is Helping Pope Francis Battle Climate Change

“Molly Burhans wants the Catholic Church to put its assets—which include farms, forests, oil wells, and millions of acres of land—to better use. But, first, she has to map them.”

Author: David Owen
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 1, 2021
Length: 27 minutes (6,802 words)

The Race to Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Policies

“Trump transformed immigration through hundreds of quiet measures. Before they can be reversed, they have to be uncovered.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 1, 2021
Length: 32 minutes (8,060 words)