How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down
The story of Theranos.
The story of Theranos.
The rise and ruin of Couchsurfing.com.
Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic level.
Peter Thiel gamed Silicon Valley, the IRS, and Donald Trump.
The once-utopian accommodations site, now headed by an alum of surveillance-analytics firm Palantir, has gone back on its always-free ethos.
Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by cops. 65,000 strong, with only themselves to count on.
The boutique that defined early-aughts L.A. style has taken an unexpected turn.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched.
Rebecca Raffle came to Indianapolis from Los Angeles with dreams of building a cannabis empire. She introduced herself as a West Coast #girlboss, SEO ninja, LGBTQ Family, and avid baker. But she was altogether something different.
For five decades, as the children at Camp Shane shed pounds, made friends, and found romance, a fierce succession drama was playing out.
Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They’re also propping up higher education as we know it
Buyers from all over America—some of whom had never heard of the Illinois town—came searching for wealth amid the Rust Belt ruins.
“The cowboy hats, target practice, and barbecue brisket were just a bonus. They were really there for the deregulated electrical grid.”
It seemed like an easy crime to stop: protected Indonesian rainforest, cut for coffee farms. But a globalized economy can undermine even the best-laid plans.
For decades, poppers have been the go-to sex drug for gay men. But where do they come from?
What makes a graduate program predatory?
A Canadian man won’t touch money, except to destroy it.
Why did so many Americans receive strange packages they didn’t think they’d ordered?
How Amazon turned a generation against labor.
“The dirty secret of American higher education is that student-loan interest rates are almost irrelevant. It’s not the cost of the loan that’s the problem, it’s the principal—the appallingly high tuition costs that have been soaring at two to three times the rate of inflation, an irrational upward trajectory eerily reminiscent of skyrocketing housing prices in the years before 2008.”
Indigenous water protectors face off with an oil company and police over a Minnesota pipeline.
John McAfee created one of the first anti-virus programs. Then he traveled to Belize, where he lived with a harem of young women and a lot of guns. His neighbor was murdered under mysterious circumstances.
Jeffrey Fang was a ride-hailing legend, a top earner with relentless hustle. Then his minivan was carjacked—with his kids in the back seat.
“It’s basically bankruptcy for profit.”
When things go horribly wrong during a stay, the company’s secretive safety team jumps in to soothe guests and hosts, help families—and prevent PR disasters.