Books

Views My Own

What I Learned from Reading a Whole Bunch of Trump Tell-Alls

It's not really selling out unless you cash in.
Alex Norcia
4.21.19
true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
3.19.19
true crime

The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago

The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems—and some Puritan morality—made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
Books

The Female Superhero Stories You Should Be Reading Right Now

The NYPL recommends a list of YA books and comics about superheroines.
Nicole Clark
3.13.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Such a Huge Threat We Don't Even Know How to Think About It

The good news, says author David Wallace-Wells, is that "civilisation will endure". The bad news? Pretty much everything else.
Geoff Dembicki
3.13.19
prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.11.19
guns

Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."
Ann Givens
3.5.19
true crime

This California Airport Bomber Was a Godfather of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism

The "Alphabet Bomber" attacked LAX, manipulated the media, and set the stage for decades of fear and far-right attacks.
Seth Ferranti
3.5.19
Culture

This Photographer Spent Six Years Taking Portraits of Non-Binary Youth

Chloe Aftel's new book, ‘Outside & In Between,’ celebrates the genderqueer community.
Laura Pitcher
1.30.19
politics

The Five Wildest Bits from Cliff Sims's Jaw-Dropping White House Tell-All

'Team of Vipers' spills top-shelf tea about the former aide's time in the petty, backstabbing world of the Trump White House.
Justin Caffier
1.30.19
caves

The Secret Lives of People Obsessed with Going Deep Underground

There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
Philip Eil
1.29.19
crime

A Drug Kingpin Ran His Empire from a Laptop, Then Snitched on His Own Assassins

Pain pills in the US. Meth from North Korea. Shipments of gold. Yachts full of cocaine. Contract killings. They all added up to a witness for the feds.
Seth Ferranti
1.23.19
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