Q&A

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
10.25.18
politics

Republican Voters May Be Turning Against a Core GOP Argument, Poll Says

A new survey breaks down attitudes on taxes—and finds that Americans may not be buying the conservative belief that tax cuts for the rich are worth it.
Harry Cheadle
10.24.18
Late Capitalism

Bloody Strikes Created the America We're Now Losing to the Super Rich

Here's how hard workers had to fight to have a semblance of dignity in a country obsessed with the gospel of frontier capitalism.
Philip Eil
10.22.18
crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
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
10.9.18
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
10.4.18
money

This Pretend Billionaire Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and then Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.
Seth Ferranti
9.19.18
extremism

The White Nationalist Heir Who Rejected His Dad's Vile Bigotry

Practically anyone can be convinced their hateful ideology is wrong—even if they were born and bred to evangelize it.
Allie Conti
9.18.18
Drugs

I Save Lives on the Front Lines of South Florida's Opioid Crisis

We talked to Allie Severino, star of VICELAND’s new show 'DOPESICK NATION,' about working in her region's notorious recovery industry.
Sarah Bellman
9.12.18
crime

The Long, Brutal Tradition of American Politicians Killing Each Other

From Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr to an obscure Congressman from Maine, the history is uglier than you think.
Seth Ferranti
9.4.18
security

How Security Experts Are Adapting to the Ever-Present Threat of Mass Shootings

Are we heading toward a future in which all live entertainment requires layers of intense security?
Allie Conti
9.3.18