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What It Feels Like to Decide to Shoot Someone and Actually Do It

"I expected them to be sociopaths, or terrible people, or rotten through and through. And they're not."
Seth Ferranti
6.7.18
Books
Books

The Nightmare of Being a Woman with a Chronic Illness

Porochista Khakpour's memoir, 'Sick,' delves into the devastation of chronic Lyme and the fight for treatment.
Nicole Clark
6.5.18
true crime
true crime

How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

Inside the long, strange story of organized crime taking over the former Soviet Union—and how Russia tamed it only to unleash it on the West.
Seth Ferranti
5.29.18
Media
Media

This 'Shit'-Talking Reporter Says the Media and Government Failed America

Charlie LeDuff's latest book, 'Sh*tshow,' is a wide-ranging travelogue of a country on the brink of collapse.
Justin Glawe
5.23.18
Culture
Culture

How to Join a Biker Gang

An excerpt from 'The Secret Life of Bikers' by Jerry Langton.
Jerry Langton
5.14.18
Books
Books

This Vancouver Real Estate Crime Novel Was Supposed to Be Fiction

The property tycoons and gangs in Charlie Demers’ new book are a little too real, so we asked him about researching the city’s housing and drug markets.
Asher Penn
5.7.18
Books
Books

Chuck Palahniuk Hung Out with 'Separatists of Every Stripe' for New Novel

"So many generations have been raised on bird flu, swine flu, Y2K, Ebola, housing collapse, ozone holes, and peak oil panics that we wouldn't know how to live if we weren't constantly expecting our annihilation."
Peter Rugh
5.2.18
true crime
true crime

The Inside Story of Sex Money Murder, NYC's Most Brutally Violent Drug Gang

The set was headed by "Pistol Pete" Rollock, who remains a sort of twisted deity in American crime lore.
Max Daly
4.18.18
Alt-Right
Alt-Right

How the Far Right Feeds on Male Insecurity

A new book explores the strange ways young men get sucked into toxic ideologies like the alt right. But according to the author, "Many of the guys who get out quietly slip back into society."
Allie Conti
4.11.18
HORROR
HORROR

This Rape-Revenge Horror Film Is Still Being Discussed 40 Years Later

Siskel and Ebert called 'I Spit on Your Grave' the worst movie of 1980, but Meir Zarchi’s infamous film isn't going away anytime soon.
Sarah Fensom
4.9.18
Drugs
Drugs

What Happened When a Writer Who Idolized Drunk Authors Got Sober

In her new book 'The Recovering,' Leslie Jamison explores the roots of her own struggle with alcohol addiction and her concerns about quitting.
Maia Szalavitz
4.5.18
Books
Books

The 'Trainspotting' Gang Takes Another Dark Turn in Irvine Welsh's New Book

It's time to catch up with Sick Boy, Mark Renton, Spud, and Begbie.
Seth Ferranti
3.29.18