Saturday, August 11

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man

On the O.J. Simpson verdict and the Million Man March.

Friday, August 10

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The High Life and Strange Times of the Pope of Pot

The rise and fall of Mickey the Pope, the founder of a New York City marijuana delivery business.

Tuesday, August 7

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Snap Goes The Crocodile

Life inside a provincial Russian drug den. Originally appeared in Russky Reporter.

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A Man Walks Into a Bank

“What could possibly be funnier than depositing a perfectly ridiculous, obviously false, fake cheque?”

Friday, August 3

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The Loved One

In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.

Thursday, August 2

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The Debtor

Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.

Tuesday, July 31

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Adam Wheeler Went to Harvard

Adam Wheeler lied on his college application. Lawrence Summers facilitated the destruction of the global economy.

Only one of these Harvard men was given jail time.

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An Odd Bird

When U.S. customs law met abstract art in the form of a bird, “shimmering and soaring toward the ceiling while the lawyers debated whether it was an ‘original sculpture’ or a metal ‘article or ware not specially provided for’ under the 1922 Tariff Act.”

Saturday, July 28

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Aquarius Wept

When the Rolling Stones played Altamont.

Thursday, July 26

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A High Holy Whodunit

How and why did 200 pages of the Aleppo Codex, “the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible,” go missing?

Wednesday, July 25

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The Politics of Killing

Two men named Nathan committed murders. Only one received a death sentence.

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The Politics of Killing

Two men named Nathan committed murders. Only one received a death sentence.