Avatar_57x57

The Deadly Global War for Sand

Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.

Saturday, March 28

Avatar_57x57

The Shut-In Economy

There are two roles to play in the new world of on-demand everything: royalty or servant.

Sunday, March 22

Avatar_57x57

For Hardee’s Workers, It’s Not a Parable, It’s a Job

Fast food used to be a transitional, temporary work. In Creston, Iowa, it has become a career.

Friday, March 20

Avatar_57x57

Death, Redesigned

A few Silicon Valley executives are experimenting with mortality. “I don’t want death to be such a downer,” says one.

Thursday, March 19

Avatar_57x57

The Miami Connection

Billionaire Marcelo Claure wants to help David Beckham bring professional soccer to South Florida. He just doesn't want to talk about it.

Friday, March 13

Avatar_57x57

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

The quest to create a friction-free Disney World.

Avatar_57x57

How Ikea Took Over the World

“Ikea, it seems, is a genius at selling Ikea.”

Wednesday, March 11

Avatar_57x57

A Tale of Money, Sex and Power: The Ellen Pao and Buddy Fletcher Affair

How Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr., an openly gay hedge fund star, came to marry Ellen Pao, a partner at a powerful Silicon Valley firm, before they “went to war with their elite worlds.”

Friday, March 6

Avatar_57x57

The Crazy, Bitter Battle Over Benihana

The family feud Steve Aoki left behind.

Thursday, March 5

Avatar_57x57

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

An investigation into the steady dismantling of safety nets for injured workers.

Thursday, February 26

Avatar_57x57

How an Undocumented Immigrant From Mexico Became a Star at Goldman Sachs

Even for a high-powered “A-Type,” living on forged documentation is an endurance test.

Friday, February 20

Avatar_57x57

A Liar Standing Next to a Hole in the Ground

Prospecting for gold is still a live trade in America, if you’re willing to walk deep into the desert with a hand-drawn map.