Saturday, March 14


The Wrong Way

Miriam Carey died at the hands of the Secret Service. Over a year later, her family has no real answers about what happened to her.


Nightmare in Sin City

Rumor had it that a teenager had cut off a man’s penis, and the cops happened to have a murder victim that answered that description. Nothing else lined up.

Thursday, March 12


The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.

Monday, March 9


Inexcusable Absences

Truancy is punishable by fines, probation, and in some cases throwing parents in prison. Does any of that really keep kids in school?


Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.

Saturday, March 7


Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers

A correspondence school for writers turns out to be a sham. This piece forced it into bankruptcy.


My Murderer's Futon

Renting the apartment formerly inhabited by the accused killer Robert Durst.


Battling America’s Other PTSD Crisis

The everyday violence of some urban neighburhoods in America takes its own emotional toll.

Friday, March 6



A man’s love of pigeons leads him to build a Ponzi scheme out of birds.

Thursday, March 5


The Killers of Swaziland

Bringing a serial killer to justice reveals the country’s other sources of death and suffering.

Wednesday, March 4


Why Is This Man Still In Jail?

A false confession to bad cops put a man in prison for rape and murder. But even conclusive DNA evidence hasn’t gotten him out.

Tuesday, March 3


The 'Deaf' Composer Who Fooled a Nation

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.