An innocent man was executed – in 1761. Voltaire got on the case.
Sunday, March 15
Saturday, March 14
Academics are convinced it’s an intelligent satire.
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.
The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.
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.
Friday, March 13
The quest to create a friction-free Disney World.
Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a man was found, alone, riding on nothing but the roof of his house.
Excerpted from Love and Other Ways of Dying and including a new interview with the author.
“It took me 32 years to come out. This is what happened when I did.”
Locals on the Outer Banks are arguing about whether climate change is real. Meanwhile, their islands are disappearing.