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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

Monday, August 3

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Ribbers Got Beef

In Ontario, Canada, ribfests were largely non-profit affairs. Then one man decided to make a profit off their popularity.

Thursday, July 30

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This Woman Gets Students Accused Of Rape Back Into School — For A Price

A business opportunity stemming from “a moment in time when the debate over how colleges should address sexual assault has reached a fever pitch.”

Wednesday, July 29

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I'm Sammy Hagar, and I Learned to Cook Before I Learned to Rock

The former Van Halen front man has actually made more money from booze and food than from music.

Tuesday, July 28

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American Woman

The life of Kim Kardashian.

Sunday, July 26

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Scooper Hero

The man who gets all the superhero scoops in Hollywood.

Friday, July 24

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Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.

Thursday, July 23

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

Tuesday, July 21

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The Illusionist

Al Seckel held legendary parties in the 1980s and 90s, with attendees ranging from Slash to Francis Crick. He later became a collector of optical illusions and gave a TED talk on the topic. He may have also misled and defrauded many of the people he came into contact with.

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Up in the Air

Inside the compulsive world of airline rewards hobbyists, who spend the bulk of their lives flying around the world for free.

Monday, July 20

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Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.

Saturday, July 18

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My Month of Hell in a Gay CrossFit Cult

“The whole thing has a sort of Taylor Swift-meets-jihad feel.”