Seth Ferranti

crime

'They'll Punish Him': Inmates on How Weinstein Will Get Treated in Prison

“The only real chance he will have is to pay for protection, and hope that the guys he pays will honor the contract.”
Seth Ferranti
3.18.20
crime

I'm a Freemason Who Was Born to Sell Drugs

"Depending on my clientele, I can wear different hats: the medicinal purveyor to the friendly neighbor, or the gangster who shouldn't be messed with."
Seth Ferranti
12.12.19
crime

'Cop Spit' Is the Disgusting New Trend In Jails

With tobacco banned in prisons in 23 states and heavily regulated in the other 27, cons are resorting to a new way to get a tobacco hit.
Seth Ferranti
11.8.19

I Travelled the World Meeting Drug Dealers. Here’s What I've Learned

After being jailed for dealing cocaine, Niko Vorobyov decided to immerse himself in the global drugscape and write a book about it.
Seth Ferranti
9.16.19
Weed

An Old-School Dealer Talks About Life in the Modern Weed Trade

"I still use the safeguards practiced at the height of the War on Drugs. Call me paranoid, but I switch burner accounts every 21 days."
Seth Ferranti
9.4.19
Hey, You Around?

A Uni Dealer Explains Why Snapchat Is So Great for Selling Weed

"I serve to some real stoners who I think are at uni for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."
Seth Ferranti
6.28.19
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
the mob

The Wild Story of the Real-Life Mobster Who Starred in 'The Godfather'

Marlon Brando was Gianni Russo's only acting coach. Frank Sinatra was his only singing teacher. He's got tales.
Seth Ferranti
3.18.19
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
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
Netflix

Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' Is Wonderful and Weird

The adaptation of the comic written by Gerard Way is "a ten hour movie," inspired, in part, by Wes Anderson.
Seth Ferranti
2.18.19
Politics

Trump's Wall Symbolises the End of American Optimism

A historian argues that the politics of the frontier and expansion have been replaced by a sense that there isn't enough to go around.
Seth Ferranti
2.11.19
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