The Truth According to Us

It’s 1938 and darn hot in the fictional town of Macedonia, West Virginia. Young Willa Romeyn is out to discover all the adults’ secrets. Out-of-towner Layla Beck is on a similar truth-seeking mission, and has arrived in Macedonia to chronicle its history. The problem with such quests is that one tends to uncover more than […]

Rules of engagement

This year, the United States is set to embark on a soft close to the longest war of its history. While the vast majority of its troops may be withdrawn come the end of 2014, its unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones, as they’re better known – will be staying on. Drones are more than […]

Lust for life

In the early 1980s, Rayya Elias’ upward trajectory seemed unstoppable. Her music career was taking off, her hairstyling skills were high in demand – she was making it in big, bad, beautiful New York City. But the drug use which was inseparable from the music scene, and which had dogged Rayya her whole life, grew […]

Michael Brissenden’s American Stories

ABC reporter Michael Brissenden spent two years as Washington Correspondent following one of the most momentous events of recent US history: the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America. He covered the major breaking stories in the US between July 2009 and November 2012, but in between, Michael sought out […]