To save himself, a basketball recruit testified against his mother.
Today we're thrilled to announce our first Longform App Exclusive! One of the best articles of 2014 is now available completely free, only in the Longform App.
In "The Trials of White Boy Rick," a Kindle Single bestseller, Evan Hughes tells the incredible story of Rick Wershe. An infamous teenage drug dealer in 1980s Detroit who flew in kilos of cocaine from Miami and drove a white Jeep with THE SNOWMAN emblazoned on the back, Wershe was arrested at 17 and remains incarcerated. But he now claims he was working with the FBI all along. Was one of Detroit’s most notorious criminals also one of the feds’ most valuable informants?
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Wednesday, October 29
In Goiânia, a city of 1.3 million in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, one in twenty homeless residents have been murdered in the last two years.
On cattle auctions, reality TV and coming of age during the Great Recession.
An American journalist on being kidnapped, tortured and released in Syria.
Tuesday, October 28
What do you do when you think a family member is a murderer? Step one: stop eating her food.
The story of Frank Bourassa, the world’s most prolific counterfeiter.
For years, Margaret Keane’s husband stole credit for her iconic paintings and basked in the fame and fortune they brought. Then she told a reporter the truth.