This late-90s article by future WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker, on how a CIA experiment ruined a man’s life, was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine — which then declined to run it. Not published in the United States at the time, it ran in major publications around the world, and, later, on WhoWhatWhy. It is still explosive, and we thought it worth republishing.
A documentary on how rising real estate prices destroyed a tiny rock club that was more like a nightly happening, the kind of authentic creative endeavor that draws us to places such as New York.
A quiet movement aims to turn public universities into career mills, while transforming students into customers and professors into service deliverers.
When former pro footballer Steve Gleason learned he had a particularly horrible illness, he also found he was going to have a son. His story, in this documentary.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shootings. A creative new documentary brings the larger story to life.
A documentary about some surprising people in our midst.
When WhoWhatWhy finally got around to attending the cultural extravaganza called South by Southwest, we were intrigued to see what’s driving the zeitgeist. We were a bit surprised at what we found.
What happens when giant Internet gatekeepers decide what is news? What happens when news organizations lose their platforms? What do we all lose?
It’s the fifth anniversary of the raid that purportedly removed Osama bin Laden from the face of the earth. But a close look suggests it’s more complicated.
If you wonder why Sanders had such a hard time, despite his wide appeal, look no further than the role of the media.
On the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Russ Baker remembers the victims, the multiple mysteries, and the damning discrepancies that will never allow the case to rest.