Friday, July 26


The Pink Panthers

From a Tokyo smash-and-grab to driving a car through the window of a Dubai jewelry shop, how a ragtag band of Balkan thieves set a new bar for audacious heists.

A member of the Pink Panthers, Milan Poparic, escaped from prison yesterday.

Thursday, July 25


Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear?

The misidentification of a Boston Marathon bomber and the future of breaking news.

Tuesday, July 23


The Secret Service Agent Who Collared Cybercrooks by Selling Them Fake IDs

“The government calls it “Operation Open Market,” a four-year investigation resulting, so far, in four federal grand jury indictments against 55 defendants in 10 countries, facing a cumulative millennium of prison time. What many of those alleged scammers, carders, thieves, and racketeers have in common is one simple mistake: They bought their high-quality fake IDs from a sophisticated driver’s license counterfeiting factory secretly established, owned, and operated by the United States Secret Service.”

Sunday, July 21


CSI: Italian Renaissance

On paleopathologist Gino Fornaciari and his investigations into murders from centuries past.

Saturday, July 20


Grim Sleeper Returns

California’s most prolific serial killer returns with little fanfare after a 13-year break.

Friday, July 19


The Last Executioner

The mysterious life and death of Dow B. Hover, the man who ran New York’s electric chair.

Wednesday, July 17


Jahar's World

The multiple lives of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


The Ghosts of Emmett Till

Jurors from the Emmett Till trial revisit the case 50 years later.

Monday, July 15


Operation Easter

The hunt for a secretive network of British men obsessed with accumulating and cataloguing the eggs of rare birds.

Sunday, July 14


Flesh & Blood

The crimes of former NFL star Rae Carruth.

Previously: "The Boy They Couldn't Kill" (Thomas Lake • Sports Illustrated)

Saturday, July 13


In Iraq, the Bomb-Detecting Device That Didn't Work, Except to Make Money

How a con man named James McCormick sold $38 million worth of phony bomb-detection devices to Iraqi authorities.