John MacNeil was convicted by the state of Massachusetts of second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence. He escaped. He was caught. Through an incredible feat of jailhouse lawyering, he somehow got himself paroled and exiled to Canada. Then he came home.
Wednesday, June 27
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What would drive a man to stand outside the Vatican embassy nearly every day for 14 years?
The curious case of SpongeBob SquarePants illustrator Todd White, three ninjas, and an art caper.
Tuesday, June 26
A profile of Larry King at the height of his fame and on the heels of his sixth divorce.
With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the dauphins of pre-Revolutionary France, contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world.
Wikipedia entry for “Traction Park,” central New Jersey’s most dangerous mid-1980’s amusement park.
“Over the past century, coaches have used intuition and discipline to vastly improve athletic performance. Now scientists are taking the last step, helping athletes approach perfection.”