The Danger of President Pence

A deep dive into the political rise of Mike Pence and what some fear may happen if he were to ever to become President.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 52 minutes (13,211 words)

Russia’s House of Shadows

Moscow’s House on the Embankment, built to house the Soviet élite, became purge central. They were the new nobility, until suddenly they weren’t.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,120 words)

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

The culmination of a 10-month investigation, Ronan Farrow’s piece in The New Yorker tells the stories of 13 women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, including three who said he raped them. Their stories are supported by interviews with 16 current and former executives and assistants at Weinstein’s companies.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 31 minutes (7,850 words)

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Julie Belshe had thought her parents had been kidnapped: Their house in Clark County Nevada was locked and dark, and they didn’t answer their phone for days. She discovered they had been removed from their home and taken to an assisted living facility, their possessions were sold and their money confiscated. It wasn’t a mistake. It was the law.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 32 minutes (8,200 words)

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

Every year, people kill other people accidentally with cars, boats, guns and neglect, yet science has barely studied the long-term effects on survivors. Murderers get most of the attention. “Accidental killers” get guilt, depression, self-loathing and flashbacks.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,869 words)

Gloria Allred’s Crusade

A profile of iconic feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, who has played a key role in changing attitudes and legislation regarding rape and sexual assault, and is currently litigating major cases against Bill Cosby and President Donald Trump.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 25, 2017
Length: 33 minutes (8,375 words)

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

David Remnick’s ranging profile of Hillary Clinton, who has borne many titles: First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, Democratic Presidential candidate — the first woman to win a major party’s nomination — and author. Remnick interviews Clinton — and other players, both off-the-record and on — on the occasion of the publication of What Happened, her memoir of winning the popular vote but losing the more crucial electoral one to a crass, bigoted reality TV star.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 13, 2017
Length: 31 minutes (7,830 words)

The Case Against Civilization

Hunter-gatherers seems so primitive to modern human beings, especially as we read about them on our smart phones while waiting for the subway and eating a microwaved breakfast sandwich. But what if agriculture gave us more problems than progress?

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,953 words)

How Do You Make a TV Show Set in the West Bank?

What the thriller “Fauda” reveals about what Israelis will watch—and what they won’t.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Aug 30, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,699 words)

When Should A Child Be Taken From His Parents?

Larisa MacFarquhar walks her readers through the experience of being investigated by children’s protective services, then of carrying out the investigation, and finally shares the stories of several families in New York City who have encountered the agency.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Aug 7, 2017
Length: 45 minutes (11,489 words)