The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
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.
The good news, says author David Wallace-Wells, is that "civilisation will endure". The bad news? Pretty much everything else.
"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."
The "Alphabet Bomber" attacked LAX, manipulated the media, and set the stage for decades of fear and far-right attacks.
There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
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.
Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.
The president seems to want to stop asylum seekers from coming to the US – which could spark legal challenges and cause problems at the border.
He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
It's the most primordial substance there is, so maybe it was inevitable that it would become a commodity more valuable than oil.
"Rooster Bogle would take his sons out once a week or so to visit a prison near Salem, Oregon where they lived and say, 'Look carefully, boys, because when you grow up, this is where you're going to live.'"