Chris Jordan takes reports of large-scale waste and consumption out of the realm of statistics and places them squarely in front of our faces.
The Attica prison uprising lasted five days. Some people have spent four decades living with the cover-up. It took a historian 13 years to get to the bottom of what actually happened.
Some of the world’s largest, oldest fish live in Oregon. Why anyone would want to vandalize them, even abduct them, takes explaining.
Throwing f-bombs may be offensive to some people, but it’s also one of the greatest mental health regimens ever devised.
Protesters are clashing in the street over paintings. What is it, whether in art or literature, that makes one thing better than another?
For the mother of a serial killer, a chance to connect with victims on live TV offers a shot at redemption.
How to become the top-rated television-viewing family in America? Invent a child.
When the media talks about social media, it’s always about young, white Americans. We spoke to a wider sample — including a sex worker, a pastor’s wife, a rapper — to see why people do what they do online.
Everyone says they’ve got a book inside, but hundreds of people actually write them — and are preyed upon by scam artists. The greatest story of literary vigilantism ever told.
In the new book "Grassland," a New York-based photographer documents a year in the lives of northern California's marijuana farmers. As the United States undergoes a dramatic shift regarding marijuana, the clandestine world of cannabis cultivation is opening up.
The story of a top-secret unit that waged war with fakery. Inflatable tanks, sound effects, and other tricks were the tools of someday luminaries like Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly and Art Kane.
The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day, and remembers none of them. When everybody’s reading, but nobody’s smarter, what value has the word?
Stumbling onto a movie set in Los Angeles — and then staying there for as long as humanly possible — offers lessons in acting and reality.
Where there’s smoke, there’s smuggling. Before the Ukrainian border became a dangerous war zone, it was a profitable bootlegging arena.
For 50 years, a fire has been raging in mining tunnels beneath Centralia, Pa. With the town mostly evacuated long ago, what’s left? Mostly journalists and other outsiders looking in.
In which the novelist and magician Tim O’Brien makes the author disappear, and a family funeral puts a father’s sleight of hand on full display.
As President Obama enters his final days in office, a proper assessment of his tenure requires a variety of measurable categories: golf, offspring, homebrewing, and more.
Twice the official portraitist of George W. Bush, painter Robert Anderson explains what it’s like to build a relationship with a president, separate the man from the legacy and struggle with his smirk.
An editor telephones complete strangers outside the U.S., asking them to describe a typical Thanksgiving.