Why African-American Doctors are Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba

Anakwa Dwamena explores the influence of the Latin American School of Medicine, or E.L.A.M, Cuba’s international medical school, which actively recruits talented undergraduates from the United States.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,043 words)

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A pre-Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain starts spilling the secrets of restaurant chefs.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 19, 1999
Length: 10 minutes (2,624 words)

Bird Flight

Jazz radio host Phil Schaap relishes jazz history on a show whose winding, digressive style is both “exhaustive and exhausting.” Unlike many obsessives, Schaap uses his deep knowledge of mid-century jazz to keep it alive in the collective memory.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 19, 2008
Length: 30 minutes (7,720 words)

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

Alan Burdick spent two days at a North Carolina convention for Flat-Earthers. In a post-truth era, should more people shed their spherical beliefs and admit science may not be science at all?

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 30, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,720 words)

How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration

On Chicago’s Southside, Clarissa Glenn worked for ten years to get her husband out of prison after crooked cops planted evidence on him. Her efforts ended up overturning thirty-two other convictions.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 28, 2018
Length: 30 minutes (7,630 words)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Terms with Global Fame

MacFarquhar’s long profile of MacArthur Fellow Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the novelist’s legacy and the torments of fame in Nigeria and America.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jun 4, 2018
Length: 47 minutes (11,883 words)

The Rage of the Incels

“In America, to be poor, or black, or fat, or trans, or Native, or old, or disabled, or undocumented, among other things, is usually to have become acquainted with unwantedness,” writes Jil Tolentino. But none of these people ever felt that because they were outside the sexual marketplace, they were ever owed sex. Incels are the result of a violent misogyny, one that has little to do with sex and almost everything to do with power.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 15, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,940 words)

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse

Eric Schneiderman, as the head of law enforcement in New York State, used his position of power to become a voice for the #MeToo movement. But behind closed doors, his treatment of women was abusive and physically disturbing. Schneiderman resigned three hours after this story was published.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 11, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,100 words)

William Barber Takes on Poverty and Race in the Age of Trump

Jelani Cobb profiles the Rev. Dr. William Barber, who has worked for the past three years to revive Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 14, 2018
Length: 30 minutes (7,583 words)

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Nicotine vape devices were originally perceived as ways to help adults quit smoking actual cigarettes. Instead, American teens have embraced nicotine-delivery technology with a ferocity that has parents, pediatricians, and public schools scrambling for solutions.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 7, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,621 words)