Books

politics

This Philosopher Says We Should Replace Religion with Socialism

In a new book, Martin Hägglund argues that the only way to change our existence is to accept it will end.
Alex Norcia
4 days ago
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
politics

How to Get Rid of the 'High-Conflict Personalities' That Ruin Politics

According to a new book, the people who love power are the exact people who absolutely should not have any power.
Justin Caffier
3.14.19
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
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
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
Books

Sexuality and Self-Discovery in Epping Forest

We spoke to author Luke Turner, whose memoir 'Out of the Woods' traverses identity via the lens of the London-to-Essex sprawl.
Hydall Codeen
2.27.19
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A historian argues that the politics of the frontier and expansion have been replaced by a sense that there isn't enough to go around.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
Books

Inside Scotland's New and Only LGBTQ+ Bookshop

We spoke to the founders of Category Is Books about being one of just two LGBTQ+ bookshops in the UK, and the importance of queer spaces that aren't fuelled by alcohol.
Katie Goh
1.31.19
politics

The Five Wildest Bits from Cliff Sims's Jaw-Dropping White House Tell-All

'Team of Vipers' spills about the former aide's time in the petty, backstabbing world of the Trump White House.
Justin Caffier
1.30.19
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
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