A trip to the Iditarod.
Wednesday, April 24
On the drone strikes that killed Anwar al-Awlaki and his U.S.-born son.
The sole survivor of a 1966 shipwreck tells his tale.
Tuesday, April 23
A collection of war stories told by women who have seen combat while serving in the U.S. military.
Fifty years ago, a gay, cross-dressing, black singer named Jackie Shane scored a surprise radio hit. A few years later, he disappeared.
“Dan Seavey stepped ashore the docks of Grand Haven, Michigan, armed with two of the most dangerous weapons known to man: booze and bad intentions.” The story of the early 20th century’s fiercest Great Lakes pirate.
Monday, April 22
A trip to an uncompromising cattle ranch.
In Ramapo, New York, the immigrant community and the growing population of Hasidic Jews had eyed each increasing wariness for years. Then the Hasidim took over the public schools, schools their children do not attend, and proceeded to gut them.
On the history of Earth Day and the failure of the modern environmental movement.
Sunday, April 21
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling needed funding for his ambitious video-game startup. Rhode Island politicians needed jobs and a vision for how to transform the state’s beleaguered economy. The story of a $75 million bet gone bust.
The growth of an immersive universe that is “part game and part soap opera and part shadow economy.”
Saturday, April 20
“He has hit rock bottom, and he just hasn’t accepted it yet.” Basketball’s iconoclast is a broke recluse at 37.