Bill Landreth was one of the whiz kids, poking around Pentagon servers with the friends he had never met. But one of them was an FBI informant.
Saturday, April 16
Wednesday, April 13
They were florists working in Amsterdam’s largest flower market. They were also members of one of the most powerful arms of the Italian mafia. An investigation into how organized crime has gone global.
Tuesday, April 12
How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.
Tuesday, April 5
How America’s first serial killer terrorized the city of Austin on Christmas Eve, 1885.
Excerpted from The Midnight Assassin.
Saturday, April 2
How three friends and a team of frat brothers made a fortune smuggling people along the most heavily patrolled stretch of highway in Texas.
Friday, April 1
A murder involving one of the India’s celebrity couples has mesmerized the country and exposed some of its darkest fears.
A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the line figured out how to throw a baseball much, much faster than anyone else on Earth.
Tuesday, March 29
Why ISIS is winning the social media war.Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast
“He was untouchable, or he thought he was. But that era is over, for all those guys.”
Sunday, March 27
Overcrowding in prisons leads to doubling up inmates in solitary confinement, regardless of their homicidal intentions or mental health.
Wednesday, March 23
Ray Bowman and Billy Kirkpatrick, who began boosting together as teenagers, were arrested only twice during their prolific partnership. The first time was for stealing 38 records from a K-Mart in 1974. The second arrest came in 1997. In between, Bowman and Kirkpatrick robbed 27 banks, including the single biggest haul in United States history: $4,461,681 from the Seafirst Bank in suburban Tacoma.
Tuesday, March 22
Alex Nieto died because a series of white men saw him as a menacing intruder in the place he’d spent his whole life.