From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, FRONTLINE investigates how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the United States’ highest court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. Link.
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty is a 2021 book by Patrick Radden Keefe. The book examines the history of the Sackler family, including the founding of Purdue Pharma, their role in the marketing of pharmaceuticals, and the family’s central role in the opioid epidemic. Available on Audible, etc.
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally – late in life – received the Nobel Prize.
The definitive inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what the company’s epic unraveling exposes about Silicon Valley’s delusions and the financial system’s desperate hunger to cash in–from the Wall Street Journal reporters whose scoops hastened the company’s downfall.
Available on Audible, etc.
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis that’s been in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally.
Follow the most important events in the life of George W. Bush. Understand his struggles and triumphs and how he found both his wife and his faith.W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film based on the life of George W. Bush. Directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stanley Weise. Follow the most important events in the life of George W. Bush. Understand his struggles and triumphs and how he found both his wife and his faith. Rent on Youtube.
Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union is a 2021 documentary series about Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. It is named after his March 18, 2008 speech, which he delivered during his 2008 campaign. Available on HBO. Three episodes.
Rotten is an investigative documentary series produced by Zero Point Zero, focusing on corruption in the global food supply chain. The show’s first season was released on Netflix in January 2018.
Legal thriller Dark Waters (2019) tells the story of tenacious attorney Mark Ruffalo, who takes a stand against a chemical company that has been poisoning a local town. From director Todd Haynes (Carol, Wonderstruck), the film is based on real events that affected thousands of people in West Virginia.