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.
Monday, April 1
The past, present, and increasingly optimistic future of Vice.
Sunday, March 31
The King of Rwanda is 76 years old, 7 feet 2 inches tall, and lives on public assistance in a small apartment in Virginia.
On Aint It Cool News’ Harry Knowles, who built an influential empire on insider movie news while wheelchair-bound and at one point weighing over 500 pounds, then lost it all.
Saturday, March 30
The history and meaning of taxidermy in American museums.
How a Mossad agent’s desperate bid to jumpstart his career led to the exposure of two top Hezbollah plants.
Friday, March 29
The author visits Franklin County, Mississippi, where, according to census data, there are zero same-sex couples.
How a 100-mile footrace saved a beleaguered town.
In 1913, Joe Knowles became a media sensation after fleeing into the Maine woods wearing nothing but a jockstrap. Two months and one bear-clubbing incident later, the “Nature Man” returned to civilization as a hero. But was it all hoax?