The EPA called it the most severe exposure to a hazardous material in American history. The only people in Libby, Montana, who didn’t see it coming were the victims.
A profile of Paul Reubens and his subversive alter ego.Jonah Weiner on the Longform Podcast
Thursday, February 11
In 1980, four American nuns were murdered in El Salvador. This is the story of how a young American official stationed there singlehandedly found the culprits.
Excerpted from Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War
The inside story of how scientists finally proved that gravitational waves exist.
How one billionaire owner outflanked two others and brought the NFL back to Los Angeles, doubling the value of his franchise.Don Van Natta Jr. on the Longform Podcast
Mother's Day triggers a wealth of memories and characters, past and present.
Wednesday, February 10
The hedge fund manager making a bet that Wall Street can solve the water crisis in the West.
Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton host Another Round.
“I’m just trying to follow my curiosities. You know how kids always ask the best questions because they haven’t lost the will to live? I’m just desperately trying to keep that childish curiosity about the world. Is that horribly depressing?”
On the profound power of the placebo.
From a Neiman Marcus cosmetics counter in Dallas to a ghost haunting a high school in West Texas, the state’s gay marriage fight to the National Magazine Award-winning saga of Michael Morton — browse our complete archive of articles by Texas Monthly's Pamela Colloff.
Decades after the body of beauty queen Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation canal, there is still only one suspect: John Feit, the priest who heard her final confession.Update 2/10/16: More than 55 years after the murder, Feit has been arrested.