The 2017 Music Issue
Inside the FBI's File on The Fugs: The "Most Vulgar Thing the Human Mind Could Possibly Conceive"
Buried in a bureau file on the Doors is correspondence about how dirty the Fugs were.
The Restless Youth Issue
FOIA Docs Reveal an FBI Investigation into an Animal Rights Organization It Considers a Terrorist Group
The FBI has been keeping an eye on the Animal Liberation Front for decades.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
New Details on the Infamous DC Madam Scandal Emerge
Revisiting one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, DC.
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE
If Your Bitcoins Are Stolen in a Major Hack, Will the FBI Help?
Did the FBI overlook a Bitcoin hack for lack of understanding, or because it views users as criminals?
An Exclusive Look at FBI Communication About the Accidental Drone Strike Killing of an American
We filed a FOIA request for all records the FBI had on Warren Weinstein, a US aid worker killed in a top-secret CIA drone strike in Pakistan. Our request was initially denied; we appealed. Here's what we found.
The Music Issue
A Close Look at the FBI's File on Wu-Tang Clan
The FBI has always had a hard-on for gangsta rap music, specifically the creative forces behind the genre's most iconic and provocative hits. We used the Freedom of Information Act to find out more about the bureau's file on the Wu-Tang Clan.
The Borders Issue
Homegrown Hate: An FBI File Hones in on Domestic Terrorism
In November 2014, Larry Steven McQuilliams, who identified himself as a high priest of the Phineas Priesthood, went on a shooting spree in Austin. We filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI for everything the bureau had on the Phineas...
The Up Close and Personal Issue
How the Government Monitored Twitter During Baltimore's Freddie Gray Protests
This month's FOIA should serve as a cautionary note to activists using Twitter and other social media to promote their causes.
behind the bars: guantanamo bay
Obama and Bush: How Do the Presidents Compare on Guantánamo Bay?
It depends what you prefer: headstrong mistakes or broken promises.