Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

This weekend, have a listen to a collection of narrated articles from around The New York Times, read aloud by the reporters who wrote the story.

Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

For years, Asian-Americans were among the least likely of any racial or ethnic group to vote or to join community or advocacy groups. Today they are surging into public life, running for office in record numbers, and turning out to vote unlike ever before.

But as a political force, Asian-Americans are still taking shape.

Written and narrated by Jeremy Gordon

Asian-Americans’ Politics, Pandemic Wilderness Explorers and O.J. Simpson’s Twitter Account: The Week in Narrated Articles 1
Photo illustration by Mike McQuade

Where Even O.J. Simpson Can Judge You

At least once a week, O.J. Simpson narrates a video from a golf course or from what looks to be an expensive home. Each begins with a catchphrase: “Hey Twitter world, it’s me, yours truly.”

He often talks about sports. Sometimes politics. Unbelievably, many of these videos contain glancing allusions to the thing for which he is primarily known: being acquitted of murder charges in 1995.

Written by Sapna Maheshwari and Vanessa Friedman | Narrated by Sapna Maheshwari

Amr Alfiky/The New York Times
Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

The Ghost of Brooks Brothers

Scattered across the 100,000 square feet of a warehouse near the Massachusetts border are the bones of Brooks Brothers stores — legions of mannequins, empty circular tables that once displayed neckties and posters of horseback-riding gentlemen from a bygone era.

The mass was abandoned in the fallout of Brooks Brothers’ bankruptcy filing and sale last year. Ever since, the couple that owns the warehouse, Chip and Rosanna LaBonte, has been scrambling to figure out how to get rid of it all.

‘All Hands on Deck’: When Vaccinating Black People Is a Communal Effort

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

Written and narrated by Ali Watkins

Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

During a pandemic that has made the indoors inherently dangerous, tens of thousands more Americans than usual have flocked outdoors, fleeing crowded cities for national parks and the public lands around them.

However, as these inexperienced adventurers explore the treacherous terrain of the backcountry, many inevitably call for help. It has strained the patchwork, volunteer-based search-and-rescue system in America’s West.



The Times’s narrated articles are made by Parin Behrooz, Carson Leigh Brown, Anna Diamond, Aaron Esposito, Elena Hecht, Emma Kehlbeck, Marion Lozano, Anna Martin, Tracy Mumford, Tanya Perez, Margaret Willison, Kate Winslett and John Woo. Special thanks to Sam Dolnick, Ryan Wegner, Julia Simon and Desiree Ibekwe.