On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.
Tuesday, March 12
Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.
The history of blue jeans, “America’s greatest contribution to the global closet.”
Monday, March 11
A profile of Frank Lucas, whose life was the basis for the film American Gangster, decades after his days as a kingpin.
Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.
On Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, its uncanny knack for reflecting changes in Russian politics and culture, and the recent acid attack on its artistic director.
Sunday, March 10
Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.
On the legal and practical details of the drone strikes that killed New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki and later, accidentally, his sixteen-year-old Colorado-born son.
Saturday, March 9
The writer, deaf since birth, on the intricacies of reading lips.
On the revolutionaries, highly-paid negotiators, former spies, foreign businessmen and their families, who all played roles in the massive Colombian kidnap and ransom industry during its 1990s heyday.
Friday, March 8
A generation that has seen inestimable violence comes of age in Juarez.