The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

Meet the schemers, investors, and dreamers who were bewitched by a big green rock that might not actually be worth anything.

Source: Wired
Published: Mar 2, 2017
Length: 25 minutes (6,487 words)

The Battle for the Soul of San Francisco

From its economy to its geology, California has always been a place of dynamic upheaval, but as more affluent residents move into San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, tensions rise. One minister’s inclusive, politically charged church not only offers services to the area’s disenfranchised, it helps the Bay’s tech workers get to know their new neighbors and integrate themselves more constructively into the fabric of Tenderloin life.

Source: Wired
Published: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 21 minutes (5,250 words)

A.: Only Through Death Will You Learn Your True Identity

From Wired’s fiction issue, a story about a man in an institution yearning to live in the real world. We won’t spoil it with any more details.

Source: Wired
Published: Dec 13, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,020 words)

Meet Charpu, the Drone-Racing Megastar Who Doesn’t Feel Like Racing

How Carlos “Charpu” Puertolas became one of the early pioneers of drone-racing, despite his aversion to actually competing.

Source: Wired
Published: Sep 9, 2016
Length: 11 minutes (2,853 words)

A Swarm of Controversy

In their struggle for survival against killer mites, bees get an unlikely ally: Monsanto.

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 26, 2016
Length: 17 minutes (4,359 words)

Like. Ghost. Flirt: A Journey into the Social Media Lives of Teens

A fascinating deep-dive into the phones, minds and hearts of five of the most mysterious creatures on this planet: teens.

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 25, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,225 words)

The Unified Theory of Deliciousness

What makes a successful dish? Chef David Chang has a theory.

Source: Wired
Published: Jul 19, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,029 words)

Ripple Effect

Poisoned water, public distrust, citizen activism─Flint, Michigan is suffering an epidemic, but as one radicalized water engineer points out, when it comes to lead poisoning, the problem is nationwide.

Source: Wired
Published: Jun 1, 2016
Length: 21 minutes (5,250 words)

In a Perpetual Present

Susie McKinnon has a severely deficient autobiographical memory, which means she can’t remember details about her past—or envision what her future might look like.

Source: Wired
Published: Apr 10, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,049 words)

Check In With the Velociraptor at the World’s First Robot Hotel

Lewis-Kraus visits a hotel in Japan where service is provided by robots and considers the necessity of human interaction.

Source: Wired
Published: Mar 2, 2016
Length: 32 minutes (8,055 words)