Big things happened this year upheavals and calamities and even a few victories that will shape the world for a long time to come. But what’s the story behind these developments? What were the decisions and mistakes and quirks of fate that led to these events? In this edition of Weekend Reader, we highlight articles that detail the inside stories of the fall of Kabul, the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the surprise union victory for New York cab drivers. These in-depth tales reveal the human face of these momentous incidents and provide a hint of how these experiences will impact our lives for years to come.

Read all about it in this week’s Weekend Reader, exclusively for paying subscribers below.