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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
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
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
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
hunting

Inside the Life-and-Death Hunts of a Mysterious Tribe of Hunter-Gatherers

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.
Seth Ferranti
1.4.19
crime

This Guy Infiltrated Hollywood for the Mob and Pulled Off a Major Scam

He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
Seth Ferranti
11.12.18
Late Capitalism

America Is Selling Blood for Big Profits to the Rest of the World

It's the most primordial substance there is, so maybe it was inevitable that it would become a commodity more valuable than oil.
Seth Ferranti
10.26.18
true crime

What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

"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.'"
Seth Ferranti
10.11.18
Frats

A Peek Inside the Secret, Sick Rituals of America's Frats

Just in time for the likely confirmation of a frat guy accused of sexual violence to the Supreme Court, a look at the underbelly of the world many powerful men pass through.
Alex Norcia
10.5.18
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