From her deathbed, the author’s mother revealed a secret she had kept for 60 years: her true love was not his father, but a man named Angus Zahrt. On his ensuing search for the full story.
Friday, January 10
Thursday, January 9
Allegations of child sexual and Satanic ritual abuse overtake an Austin suburb.
The wild competition to be “worshipped” by Alaska’s most eligible bachelors.
How Roger Ailes raised a ruckus in Putnam County, New York.
Wednesday, January 8
Seventeen-year-old Israel Arenas Durán disappeared after being arrested near his home in Nuevo León. He is one of more than 25,000 who have gone missing in Mexico since 2006.
"I'm terrible at writing nut graphs. I never know why people should keep reading. That's the menace of my professional existence, trying to figure that out. Because often you have to explain that to an editor before you even start, and I may not even know while I'm writing what the bigger point is."
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How the children of African immigrants came to control the destiny of teams in France and Belgium and what it says about European identity.
How and why the goverment pulled Silicon Valley into the war on terror.
Tuesday, January 7
The rocky career and enduring appeal of country legend Charlie Rich, “the missing link between Elvis Presley and Ray Charles.”