Investigative Reporting

101 articles
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Ivory Tower Phony?

Sex, lies and fraud alleged at West Virginia University.

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The Boy They Couldn't Save

On the failure of Minnesota’s child-protection agencies.

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The Torture Colony

A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.

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Temporary Work, Lasting Harm

Asphyxiation, heavy machinery accidents and heat stroke–the dangers of America’s temporary workforce.

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Peeling Oniontown

Unraveling the layers of upstate New York’s most reclusive community.

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The Supermarket of Struggling Artists

On the staff of a Trader Joe’s in New York City.

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Days of Reckoning

On Yemen’s uncertain future.

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The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone

Bangka Island, a frequently lethal link in a global electronics supply chain.

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No Refuge

A look back at the 2008 raid on Warren Jeffs’ polygamous Mormon sect.

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Plasenzuela's Dirty Secrets

Welcome to Plasenzuela, whose 500 inhabitants enjoyed no-show jobs, spent millions on phantom projects and defrauded Social Security.