Following the story of one Cameroonian, Gaby Del Valle dives deep into how video teleconferencing technology in the U.S.’s immigration courts fuels the deportation machine.
Inside Cameo, the Celebrity Shoutout App Hungry For Fame
Cameo lets you buy personalized greetings from sports stars, singers, influencers, and zoo animals. What does it say about the nature of modern celebrity?
When Media Miscalculations Pivot Talented People Out of a Job
Pivoting to video is only one of many ways media workers lose their jobs, but it’s still a horrible way.
16 Documentaries by Steve Bannon
“Cracking the code of the man who packs [Trump’s] ideological lunch.”
One-Minute Readings: Ben Montgomery Remembers Journalist Michael Brick
Above is a brief tribute to journalist Michael Brick, who died in February at the age of 41. The video features Tampa Bay Times writer Ben Montgomery reading from Brick’s 2006 New York Times story, “Dusk of the Drummer” — and it’s one of many pieces featured in a new collection, Everyone Leaves Behind a Name: True Stories, […]
What Happens When a Doctor Decides to Battle a Drug Cartel
Cartel Land, the new documentary by director Matthew Heineman in theaters July 3, follows Dr. José Manuel Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” who leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel in the state of Michoacán in Mexico. The above clip, exclusive to Longreads, features Mireles attempting […]
Why is the AIDS Epidemic So Severe in the United States?
The nice thing about videos is that you can present a ton of information without having to explain each data point.
‘In That Moment, My Heart Dropped’: Rilla Askew on Writing, Race, and Riots in Tulsa
Here’s a powerful story from Rilla Askew, author of Fire in Beulah, about race and growing up in Oklahoma. Askew spoke during our night of storytelling with This Land Press in New York City. The full talk is below, and you can see all our storytellers at our YouTube page:
Kiera Feldman on an Awkward Moment in Her Journalism Career
Journalist Kiera Feldman, who we’ve featured on Longreads many times in the past, told this story during our special night with This Land Press at Housing Works in New York City. Here’s her full story below. See more from the rest of our storytellers here on YouTube.
The Moment Firestone Teamed Up with a Warlord
An excerpt from ProPublica and Frontline’s investigation into how the U.S. tire and rubber company Firestone ended up partnering with warlord Charles Taylor, who was taking over Liberia during the civil war in the early 1990s.