The son of a Red Sox legend, his trail of violent attacks runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance. Now he’s on trial for murder.
Sunday, March 23
An engineering team races to create a next-generation computer.
The first installment of The Soul of a New Machine.
Saturday, March 22
On children accused of sorcery in Congo.
On Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who died this week.
Friday, March 21
A report from ringside in Spain.
"For 20 beautiful years, my homeland was open and (kind of) free. Now, I fear, it’s closing back up."
Previously: Keith Gessen on the Longform Podcast.
How a group of vigilante cat-lovers seeking the hooded figure who suffocated a kitten in an internet video found a sadistic killer.
At a playground in North Wales, kids are mostly left alone to experiment with fire, jump from great heights and play in a creek. It’s designed to teach the value of taking risks, a lesson many American children have stopped learning.
Thursday, March 20
The author on how he was conned by Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka "Clark Rockefeller."
Excerpted from Blood Will Out.