Reading Time: 2 minutes A documentary about some surprising people in our midst.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Are you in pain from the IRS? Well, you’re in good company. Check out what these characters have to say about paying taxes — Al Capone, Albert Einstein, Dave Barry, Mark Twain, Mae West, and many others.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The NRA argues that keeping weaponized anthrax out of the hands of law-abiding Americans is a violation of the Second Amendment. Now it is doing something about it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dangerous new virus crosses the human-computer barrier. Are you at risk?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A surprising number of people actually claim that the entire mass shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was fabricated. They’re dangerously wrong — and this documentary proves it, while bringing some of the children back to life, if only for a moment.
Reading Time: 4 minutes How festival programmers choose which films to feature tells us a lot about tolerance (or lack thereof) for Deep Politics
Reading Time: 9 minutes In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action. Rather than the stuff of dreams, much of it was a living nightmare. We first published this piece in 2015, but it remains more relevant than ever — because we seem to be going backwards. We want you to see, with your own eyes, just how ugly it can get.
Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 80,000 US prisoners are held in solitary confinement. This video documents one man’s effort to trigger a change and give prisoners another chance.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Here’s a sampling of what we accomplished in 2015 —
with your help. It shows the power we all have, when we choose to exercise it. Exciting stuff!