Long Reads

THERE'S GOLD IN THEM RISING SEAS
The unlikely winemaker. The private firefighter. The Canadian farmer. Who's trying to get rich off a crisis — and who's just lucky.
THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS
A months’-long investigation into intimate-partner violence reveals how systems, politicians and people have failed women and girls in Canada.
OUR RETIREMENT PLANS ARE DASHED
"I’ve had people tell me they’ve bought a brand-new RV, drove it off the lot in a rainstorm, and it started leaking."
SHE PERFORMED ALL NIGHT
At fifty-one, Dion is wrapping up her Vegas residency with a world tour, an album, and two movies in the works. Why has it taken forty years for the world's most talented singer to finally become cool?
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTS
The viral writer wants to galvanize young people with her new book, "How to Start a Revolution." But past controversies — and a new complaint filed by her New York University students — threaten to undermine her message.
FORGOTTEN IN BURUNDI
Burundi in East Africa is one of the world’s poorest countries – and perhaps the most ignored. The scene of historic ethnic conflict, its messianic president offers stability to an international community terrified of another genocide in the region. But the police state he has finessed now tortures, rapes and kills with near impunity.
SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
Over the past three years, hundreds of schools have closed across Puerto Rico. Their ruins are among the most visible evidence of the island’s vicious circle of poor governance, neglect by Washington and environmental catastrophe.
MY BROTHER KUDZAI
Before I left on a three-week trip this summer, I had drinks with my brother Kudzai at Nacho Borracho. We sat at the bar. I ordered a glass of white wine; he had a Diet Coke. When the drinks were served, we clinked glasses in honor of his big achievement: He had just quit his low-paying job and was about to begin classes at Seattle University's law school. That day, Wednesday, June 12, he had...
UNITED WE STAN
Political battles are waged through pop songs and novelty prayer candles and evocative emoji. Elizabeth Warren is cast as a “Harry Potter” character and Kamala Harris is sliced into a reaction GIF. This is democracy reimagined as celebrity fandom, and it is now a dominant mode of experiencing politics.
Load More Stories