Monday, January 19


The Whole Haystack

The N.S.A. claims it needs access to all our phone records. But is that the best way to catch a terrorist?

Saturday, January 17


Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

Thursday, January 15


America's Dirtiest Cops

How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.

Wednesday, January 14


My Life Under Armed Guard

Since exposing the Neapolitan mafia by publishing Gomorrah at age 27, Roberto Saviano has lived for nearly a decade under armed guard, shuttling between anonymous hotels and army barracks.

Tuesday, January 13


Crime Fiction

The story of Tyrone Hood, who served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.

Monday, January 12


The Edward Snowdens of 1971

In March 1971, John and Bonnie Raines broke into an FBI office, stealing documents that revealed that the government was spying on its own citizens. Today, they’re hailed as heroes. Is this what the future holds for Edward Snowden?

Saturday, January 10


The Lost Girls

Inside the world of underground sex trafficking in Houston.


Mainline Street

What does it take for heroin to grab hold in the small, remote towns of America? Like any business, it starts with one man and an entrepreneurial dream.

Friday, January 9


The Murder That Has Obsessed Italy

“‘It’s like a novel,’ a newspaper editor once told me, shaking his head. When I recently asked Ruggeri, the chief investigator, to sum up the case, she stared at her desk and just said ‘incredible’ four times.”

Thursday, January 8


The Belfast Operation

Bringing down a cocaine empire in 1980s rural Maine.


The Search for Petr Khokhlov

A Russian soldier vanishes in Ukraine.

Friday, January 2


The Green Monster

How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency.