Philip Eil

caves

The Secret Lives of People Obsessed with Going Deep Underground

There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
Philip Eil
1.29.19
Late Capitalism

Bloody Strikes Created the America We're Now Losing to the Super Rich

Here's how hard workers had to fight to have a semblance of dignity in a country obsessed with the gospel of frontier capitalism.
Philip Eil
10.22.18
Books

What It's Like to Join a Revolution as a Five-Year-Old

Peter Andreas's memoir 'Rebel Mother' relates an incredible childhood of communes and coups across the US and Latin America.
Philip Eil
4.17.17
prisons

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17
true crime

Lessons Learned from Investigating Your Mother's Brutal Murder

Leah Carroll's mother was strangled to death by a mob-connected drug dealer, and her dad succumbed to alcoholism. Now she's telling their story.
Philip Eil
3.3.17
protest

Why Protests Work

The author of a new book on direct action says the main goal of demonstration is to make people in power uncomfortable.
Philip Eil
2.23.17
News

The Corruption Podcast America Needs Right Now

The new podcast 'Crimetown' is about how public officials abuse power and enrich themselves. It seems especially timely now that Donald Trump is about to take over the White House.
Philip Eil
12.20.16
News

How the Feds Blocked Me from Covering a Pill Mill Trial

You might call me a poster boy for an era of darkness, delays, denials, and intimidation under President Barack Obama.
Philip Eil
2.24.16
Photo

Striking, Tender Photos of a Father-Daughter Road Trip

We spoke with photographer Jesse Burke about his new book that captures his daughter on the road and in the great outdoors.
Philip Eil
1.27.16
Stuff

The Posthumous Pornification of H. P. Lovecraft

Born 125 years ago today, the massively influential horror author with inexcusable politics has spawned an unlikely sexual empire.
Philip Eil
8.20.15