Seth Ferranti

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A historian argues that the politics of the frontier and expansion have been replaced by a sense that there isn't enough to go around.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

Ted Bundy Tells His Own Horrific Story in Netflix's New True Crime Doc

Joe Berlinger's 'Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes' shows us the man behind the monster.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.19
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
con men

The Wild Story of Whitaker Wright, the Con Man Who Killed Himself in Court

The Bernie Madoff of the late 1800s, he was "the world's most shameless swindler."
Seth Ferranti
1.8.19
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
1.6.19
true crime

We Asked Inmates How Michael Cohen Will Get Treated in Prison

"The guy is one of the most well-known snitches in America right now. And I don't care what prison he goes to – he's hit!"
Seth Ferranti
12.17.18
Criminal Justice

What US Inmates Are Saying About Trump's Plan to Shorten Prison Sentences

"They give us hope and they take it away."
Seth Ferranti
11.27.18
Culture

There Are No Good Guys in 'Narcos: Mexico'

The fourth season takes us to the origin of America's war on drugs and into a world filled with "bad guys and very bad guys".
Seth Ferranti
11.18.18
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
Culture

Larry Clark Is Still Making Movies About Young People Fucking

"I've been a photographer for almost 60 years, so I know who the camera likes."
Seth Ferranti
11.3.18
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About the Brutal Prison Hit on Whitey Bulger

"He got what he had coming to him."
Seth Ferranti
11.2.18
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
10.25.18
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